Two men arrested after Washington assault death
Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was assaulted outside a bar in Washington.
John Potts, 45, from Sunderland, was found with a head injury near NE38 Sports Bar in Barmston at 00:50 GMT.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Northumbria Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of murder and a 29-year-old man on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Acting Det Ch Insp Andy Fairlamb said Mr Potts' death followed a "disturbance" involving a group of men in the street.
He appealed for witnesses.