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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Shildon stabbing

A man, 49, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a stabbing in Shildon, County Durham.

A man suffered stab wounds on May 23. He is currently in custody at Bishop Auckland police station.

The victim, aged 44, remains in a stable condition in hospital and is receiving treatment for a number of stab wounds to his body.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I would like to thank the people of Shildon for their patience and the support they have given to the investigation since this incident happened.”​

– Det Chief Insp Victoria Fuller

The emergency services were called to a house in Oaklea shortly after 2pm on Sunday following reports a man had been stabbed several times.

Officers believe the incident actually took place at a different address, elsewhere in Shildon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, 0800 555111.