Two men taken to hospital following double stabbing in South Shields

A number of police officers are guarding the cordon in South Shields. Credit: NCJMEDIA SYNDICATION.

Two men have been taken to hospital following a double stabbing in the early hours of the morning.

Police were called to Ocean Road, in South Shields at 12:40am on Monday 20 March.

Northumbria Police said two men had suffered injuries "consistent with being caused by a bladed article".

In an updated statement on Monday (20 March), police said: "One of the males injured, aged 20, has been discharged from hospital and subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.”

Both men were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) hospital in Newcastle with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A cordon has been put in place behind Ocean Road, on Anderson Street.

A number of police officers are guarding the cordon, and an investigation is taking place. Credit: NCJMEDIA SYNDICATION.

Earlier in the day, a Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene and found two males who had suffered injuries consistent with being caused by a bladed article.

“Both males were treated at the scene before being taken to the RVI in Newcastle with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

“A cordon remains in place to allow officers to carry out a full investigation into what exactly took place."

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