Police are hunting two men after a stabbing in South Tyneside.
Officers were called the Iona Road, Jarrow at 5.10am this morning.after receiving a report that a 45-year-old man had been stabbed by two men.
The man was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable.
Police say they believe the two men are made off towards Perth Avenue shops after the attack.
The first man is described as 5 ft 8” tall, of a stocky build and was wearing dark clothing.
The second is described as around 6 ft 3” tall and of a slim build.
Officers are in the area continuing their inquiries into the incident..
Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have information to help to ring 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 0251 05/04/15.
They can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.