Man in hospital after stabbing in Shotton Colliery

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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.