A MAN suffered serious injuries when he was attacked over the weekend.

Police are currently investigating the serious assault which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in Chester-le-Street.

The incident happened shortly after 3am on Sunday, September 23, in Front Street, near the St Cuthbert’s Hospice charity shop.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and has since been discharged.

A man, also in his 30s, was arrested and questioned by officers before being released under investigation.

A team of officers from across the force are continuing to investigate the attack, which is being treated as an isolated incident.

Detective Sergeant Scott Jameson said: “This is a serious assault and I would appeal for anyone who has witnessed what happened, or has any dash cam or smart phone footage of the incident, to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 quoting the reference 65 23/9/18.”