A Major crime scene is in place this afternoon as a man fights for his life in hospital after being stabbed in County Durham.
Approximately 8 separate crime scenes are in place with a police officer guarding each one across a number of streets in Horden.
Police responded to an emergency call with reports of a stabbing of a man in Warren Square near to Geordies Pizza in Horden, at around 6.52pm on Wednesday August 9.
The man had been stabbed several times and was given CPR by bystanders, two off-duty nurses and police before the ambulance and air ambulance arrived and carried out advanced medical treatment.
A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Durham Constabulary say enquiries are ongoing and there will be a continued police presence around Horden today.
They are appealing for witnesses and ask anyone with information to call 101.