Arrest made after man airlifted to hospital following 'altercation' in street

A man has been arrested following an "altercation" in a street which a man had to be airlifted to hospital.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 1:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 1:08 pm
Ninth Street in Blackhall Colliery. Copyright Google Maps.
Ninth Street in Blackhall Colliery. Copyright Google Maps.

Officers from Durham Police were called out following an incident in Ninth Street, Blackhall, at 5.40pm yesterday.

A man was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and is now in a stable condition.

Another man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Police are calling on any witnesses to contact them about the incident.

A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary said: “We were called to an altercation in Ninth Street, Blackhall Colliery, at about 5.40pm yesterday afternoon.

“One man was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he is in a stable condition.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault.

“Witnesses are asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting 335 of March 19.”