A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after a serious assault in a Chinese takeaway.

Police officers were called to the shop on Oxbridge Lane, Stockton at about 2.50pm yesterday, Sunday.

A 44-year-old man was found with severe head and facial injuries. His condition is described as critical but stable.

It is believed he was attacked by three men.

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Kenny Clark from Stockton Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.