A teenage boy has been found beaten and burned by a road in North Tyneside.
The 16-year-old was discovered wandering next to the A198 Annitsford roundabout at 9.34am on Saturday, November 15.
He had suffered a fractured cheekbone, facial injuries and burns to his body, and is currently in hospital.
He was taken to hospital where he received treatment for a fractured cheekbone, facial injures and burns on his body.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish how the boy came about his injuries and officers believe they may have been caused at a party that was held at an address in the Seaton Delaval area on Friday, November 14.
Anyone with any information that could help police with their enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 467 15/11/14