A MAN was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in a domestic violence incident.
Police were called to an incident in Shotton Colliery around 9pm on Wednesday.
A man was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, though his injuries are said to be not life-threatening.
A spokesman for Peterlee Police said: “There has been an incident in Shotton Colliery.
“We are in the very early stages of an investigation.
“A male is in hospital with injuries that we are treating as a stabbing.”
A woman was in custody this morning.
A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm there was a Red 2 call received at 9.18pm on Wednesday to an incident in the Shotton Colliery area and an ambulance took a patient to James Cook University Hospital.
A Red 2 call is classed as serious but less immediately time-critical.