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At approximately 2.00am this morning a disturbance took place on the High Street in Norton close to the junction of Holly Street.

The victim, a 24-year- old man, has been assaulted by a group of 8-10 youths after being hit with an implement, and he is currently receiving treatment for a serious head injury in North Tees General Hospital, though his injuries are not thought to be life threatening. 

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault or who has any information regarding it to contact them on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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