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Man charged with attempted murder after Horden stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder after Horden stabbing Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 22-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing.

Kieran Smith, of Tenth Street, Horden, has been charged with attempted murder after a man was found with life-threatening injuries in Horden.

It happened in Warren Square at around 6.50pm on August 9.

The 38-year-old victim suffered critical chest injuries and remains in hospital.

Mr Smith is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on August 12.

A 23-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released under investigation.


Two more men arrested after a stabbing in Horden


Two more men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in County Durham

Police were called to reports of an assault at around 6:50pm on Wednesday 9 August.

A man was left with life threatening injuries after the stabbing in Warren Square in Horden.

Two men, aged 22 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are being interviewed by police.

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

The victim suffered critical injuries and remains in hospital.

Any witnesses to the incident, or anyone with any information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101, quoting incident number 383 of August 9


Four arrested in drugs raids in County Durham

Police carried out searches in Horden and Peterlee. Credit: Durham Police

Police have arrested four people during raids on five properties in Horden and Peterlee, County Durham.

A large quantity of drugs and cash was also recovered during Operation Malden.

"The operation demonstrates Durham Constabulary’s commitment to tackling and disrupting those who profit from the misery caused through drug supply."

– Spokesman, Durham Police

Man in serious condition after attack in County Durham

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being beaten in Horden in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Just after 12.30am on Saturday (18th June) police received reports of a large disturbance involving a number of people in Fifth Street.

When police and paramedics arrived, they found a 26-year-old man with serious injuries, including one to his head at an address in the street.

He was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he remains in a ‘serious’ condition.

Two men and a woman have been arrested by police on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

They've been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

“Other suspects are outstanding and we expect to make further arrests in connection with this incident. At this stage, we are still unclear as to the motive behind this alleged assault and we hope to speak to the victim when he is well enough.

If anyone has any information about what happened I would urge them contact us, or they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers if they prefer not to talk directly to police.”

– Insp Steve Thubron

Man talks of shock after finding abandoned baby

Russell Dobson found a baby who was abandoned on a doorstep in Horden, County Durham on 28th May 2015.

He had taken his dog for a walk and found the baby when his dog continued to bark at a bundle of blankets on the floor.

The mother of the baby later came forward to police. Read more here.

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