Man fighting for his life after being stabbed in Horden

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.

Horden Stabbing
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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.

Horden Crime Scene
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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.

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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.