Police issue update on man's condition after suspected stabbing in Newton Aycliffe

Forensic officers on the scene in Ashfield, Newton Aycliffe, on Sunday <i>(Image: Stuart Boulton)</i>
Forensic officers on the scene in Ashfield, Newton Aycliffe, on Sunday (Image: Stuart Boulton)

A man who suffered serious injuries during a suspected stabbing in Newton Aycliffe over the weekend is in a stable condition, police have said.

The man, in his 30s, was injured at around teatime on Saturday and witnesses reported seeing trails of blood from the boating to a property on Ashfield nearby.

He has been taken to hospital for treatment and while the injuries are serious, they are no longer believed to be life-threatening.

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The Northern Echo: The scene at Ashfield on Sunday morning
The Northern Echo: The scene at Ashfield on Sunday morning

The scene at Ashfield on Sunday morning (Image: Stuart Boulton)

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed pending further inquiries while officers establish the circumstances.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “Officers responded to reports of a disturbance in the Newton Aycliffe area on Saturday, November 26, at around 5pm.

“A man in his 30s was found with serious injuries at an address and was taken to hospital.

“He remains in a stable condition and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

“Investigating officers believe that a bladed article was used and that all individuals involved were known to each other.

“Four men have been arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the incident and were released under investigation while further inquiries are carried out.”

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The Northern Echo: Crime scene investigators carrying out their work at the property
The Northern Echo: Crime scene investigators carrying out their work at the property

Crime scene investigators carrying out their work at the property (Image: Stuart Boulton)

The property on Ashfield was cordoned off by police and on Sunday the property was being examined by forensic officers.

Anybody who has any information they believe may be relevant is asked to contact DS Young at Bishop Auckland CID on 101, quoting incident number 303 of November 26.

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