A 21-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital from Durham with serious neck injuries.
Police were called to a house on Margery Lane in Durham City at about 9.30am to attend to the casualty.
He has been taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance.
A cordon is in place at the property to allow for the police investigation.
At this stage police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.
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People have been turning up at an A&E for treatment after eating too many easter eggs.
Residents of Teesside have been complaining to staff at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough that they have stomach ache and indigestion after over indulging.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are urging people to go to pharmacies instead instead of A&E.
A post on the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Facebook page is advising people to stay away from A&E and to rest and drink water.
A previous post on the page urged people with minor injuries not to use A&E over the Easter weekend and warned "Don't waste Easter in A&E this weekend".
Julie Suckling, directorate manager of A&E said:
Minor complaints that reoccur should be dealt with by a GP and you should only attend for assessment if you have an acute [sudden and serious] complaint, that requires emergency care."
The news comes after figures released in January revealed that over a third of attendances at A&E departments in England result in the person being sent home with just advice.
Of 19.6 million attendances in 2014/15 across England, more than a third (6.9 million) involved the person being given advice or guidance.
The first ‘Symbia Evo’ gamma camera in the country has been installed at The James Cook University Hospital. It is used by clinicians to see how the body is working.
The camera will be used to diagnose diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s and dementia.
Based in the nuclear medicine department at the Middlesbrough hospital, the £250,000 kit will replace an existing camera, which is 13 years old.
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Manager Aitor Karanka and members of the squad came bearing gifts for sick children who may have to spend Christmas on the ward.
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Roy Willis's son Dominic was born 14 weeks premature in October 2012.
He has organised a sponsored walk to thank the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital that took care of his baby.
A devoted dad has led a sponsored walk from Saltburn to Whitby to thank the neonatal team that saved his little boy's life.
Roy Willis's son Dominic was born 14 weeks premature last October, weighing just 2lb 3oz.
For three months the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital took care of him and keeping him alive, saving his life as many as five times a day.
A senior doctor from Middlesbrough, who was accused of being a sex pest, has been cleared of any wrongdoing by medical watchdogs.
Stephen Graham, 54, faced allegations including the touching of female patent's breasts while they were under anaesthetic.
It was also alleged he exposed the naked body of a patient by removing part of a theatre gown, the General Medical Council heard.
The 54-year-old worked in Middlesbrough at the James Cook University Hospital as a consultant anaesthetist at the time of the alleged incidents, which date back to 2006.
"I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my fitness to practise hearing. There has been a great burden on me and my family since the allegations were made and I am relieved that this matter is now over."
Dr Graham denied misconduct.
An investigation began in 2009 after nurses raised concerns. The trust concluded there was no case to answer.
Dr Graham returned to work in 2010. A second investigation was launched because of similar concerns. It was concluded there was no case to answer.