Man suffers serious injuries in suspected stabbing as police seal off Jarrow street

A man has been taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries after a suspected stabbing this afternoon.

A police cordon remains in place around Beech Street and part of the adjoining Fir Street, in Jarrow.

Police have sealed off Beech Street and part of Fir Street in Jarrow today after a suspected stabbing

Police have sealed off Beech Street and part of Fir Street in Jarrow today after a suspected stabbing

The injured man was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with injuries described as 'consistent with a stabbing'.

Northumbria Police said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

A 41-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH.

A force spokesman said: "At 1.45pm today police received a report from the ambulance service of a suspected stabbing at an address on Beech Street in Jarrow.

Police are investigating a suspected stabbing in Beech Street, Jarrow

Police are investigating a suspected stabbing in Beech Street, Jarrow

"Emergency services attended the scene and found a man with injuries consistent with a stabbing. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are described as non-life threatening.

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"A cordon is currently in place and members of the public are advised to avoid the area as officers carry out enquiries.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 560 04/10/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Police seal off Beech Street in Jarrow

Police seal off Beech Street in Jarrow

The Great North Air Ambulance had earlier been called to the scene and landed on an adjacent field close by.

Up to eight police vehicles were called to Beech Street which currently remains sealed off.

A spokesman for North East Ambulance Service confirmed that one person had been taken by ambulance to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary major trauma unit and had been accompanied by a doctor from the air ambulance.

The Great North Air Ambulance landed in a field beside Beech Street, Jarrow.

The Great North Air Ambulance landed in a field beside Beech Street, Jarrow.

A police officer in Beech Street, Jarrow, this afternoon

A police officer in Beech Street, Jarrow, this afternoon

Police have cordoned off Beech Street, in Jarrow, this afternoon

Police have cordoned off Beech Street, in Jarrow, this afternoon