Residents’ shock at stabbing in Jarrow street

POLICE APPEAL ... police are seeking information after a man was stabbed in Iona Road on Easter Sunday.
POLICE APPEAL ... police are seeking information after a man was stabbed in Iona Road on Easter Sunday.

RESIDENTS have spoken of their shock after an Easter Sunday stabbing on a South Tyneside street.

Police were called to Iona Road, Jarrow, at 5.10am on Sunday after receiving a report that a 45-year-old man had been stabbed by two men.

I have lived here for nine years and I have never known anything like this happen.

Resident

The man was taken to hospital following the attack, with his condition described as stable by police.

One resident said he had never known of such a violent incident taking place on the street after living there for several years.

He said: “The bottom of the street was cordoned off by police. It is a very quiet street.

“I have lived here for nine years and I have never known anything like this happen.”

Another neighbour said: “It is a shock. We have been trying to find out what happened and if the person is OK.”

Another resident on the street added: “You don’t expect anything like this, especially in the early hours of the morning. Hopefully the man will be OK.”

Police believe two men made off towards Perth Avenue following the attack.

The first man is described as 5ft 8in tall, of a stocky build and was wearing dark clothing.

The second is described as about 6ft 3in tall and of a slim 
build.

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 555111.

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