A man from Peterlee is recovering in hospital after being stabbed several times in a pub late last night.
Police were called to the Oaklands pub, in Durham Way, Peterlee shortly before half-past midnight. When officers arrived they found the 33-year-old victim was bleeding heavily having been stabbed several times.
He was taken by ambulance to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where his most recent condition is described as ‘serious, but not life-threatening’.
The pub was in the process of closing but there were a number of staff and customers present at the time.
A local man aged 40 was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and is being questioned at Peterlee police station. Officers also recovered a knife from the premises.
Det Chief Insp Lyn Peart said; “We have had crime scene investigators at the premises and we have spoken to several potential witnesses.
“If anyone else has information which could help our investigation I would ask them to contact us.”
Ring police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.