Police are today appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 29-year-old man required hospital treatment.
The man is alleged to have been assaulted by three men at around 4.20am on Saturday 1st February on Whitby Street in Hartlepool.
The victim suffered cuts, bruises and swelling to his head and was transported to the One Life Centre but was later transferred to the University Hospital of North Tees.
Four men aged 19, 22, 23 and 25 were arrested on suspicion of section 47 Actual Bodily Harm and were bailed pending further enquiries.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact PC Holly Angus on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.