A MAN was taken to hospital in the early hours of Easter Monday suffering from stab wounds.
Hartlepool Police are investigating after the incident, which is said to have happened in the Wynyard Road area of town.
Inspector Bernie Hanson said police received a call from the North East Ambulance Service who said they were en-route to treat a man who told them he had been attacked.
He suffered a stab wound to the legs as well as slash marks to his hand.
The man, who is in his late 30s, was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, but later transferred to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.
Insp Hanson said officers had been given little information about the incident and are appealing for information.
The attack is said to have happened around 3.20am yesterday.
Anyone with information is urged to call Hartlepool Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.