Mystery still surrounds how a man ended up unconscious at the side of a road in South Tyneside.
Police were called to Grange Road in Jarrow just before 7am on Wednesday after being called to the area by an ambulance crew.
A 53-year-old man was found seriously injured and was taken to a hospital in Newcastle.
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His condition is currently described by police as stable.
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Meanwhile, officers are still trying to piece together how the man came to be injured at the side of the road and are appealing for the public's help.
A police spokesman said: “Inquiries are still ongoing to establish how the man sustained these injuries.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 139 260918.