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Man in 'serious condition' after pub stabbing

Police were called to the Oaklands Pub. Credit: ITV News

A man is in a serious condition in hospital, after being stabbed multiple times in a pub in Peterlee.

Police were called to the Oaklands pub, in Durham Way, shortly before half past midnight yesterday, and found the 33-year-old victim, who is from the town, bleeding heavily.

He was taken by ambulance to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where his most recent condition is described as 'serious, but not life-threatening'.

A local man, 40, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and is being questioned at Peterlee police station.

We have had crime scene investigators at the premises and we have spoken to several potential witnesses.

If anyone else has information which could help our investigation I would ask them to contact us."

– Det Chief Insp Lyn Peart

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