A BADLY-injured man was airlifted to hospital after being seriously assaulted in South Tyneside.
Police are appealing for information about the attack, which happened at about 4.37pm yesterday in Reginald Street, Boldon Colliery.
Officers received a call from the ambulance service, and attended the scene, where they found a 52-year-old man with injuries to his head, side and hand.
He was airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment, where he remains.
His injuries are described as serious, but not life-threatening.
Two men, aged 29 and 49, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous biodily harm. Both are helping police with enquiries.
Investigations into the assault are underway, and police are keen to speak to any witnesses.
They also urged anyone who may have picked up any items of property from the area and taken them in for safe keeping to come forward.
Anyone who saw the assault or any vehicles in the area around the time, is asked to contact police, as their information could assist with ongoing inquiries.
People can contact police on 101, ext 69191, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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