A man has died after he was assaulted in Kelloe, County Durham, this afternoon.
Police attended Front Street, Kelloe, shortly after 2pm, following a report that the victim, believed to be a local man in his early 30s, had been stabbed.
He was taken to the James Cook Memorial Hospital in Middlesbrough where he died a short time later.
Police activity is continuing in the Kelloe area to trace a man believed to have been involved in the incident.
Anyone with information which could help police is urged to contact Durham Constabulary on 101.