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.
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.
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.”