Man critical after stabbing in County Durham

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A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in County Durham.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing after a man in Warren Square near to Geordies Pizza in Horden, at around 6.52pm on Wednesday August 9.

The man had been stabbed several times and was given CPR by bystanders, two off-duty nurses and police before ambulance and air ambulance arrived and carried out advanced medical treatment.

A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Durham Constabulary say enquiries are ongoing and there will be a continued police presence around Horden today.

They are appealing for witnesses and ask anyone with information to call 101.