South Shields stabbing: Armed police spotted in town as man still fighting for his life after early-morning attack

A woman is in police custody following a stabbing in South Shields in the early hours of Monday, December 23.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 4:55 pm

Emergency services were called to Whiteleas Way in South Shields at around 3am on Monday following reports of an assault at an address in the street. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the assault and inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing. Scroll down and refresh for updates as the investigation continues.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A police cordon on Whiteleas Way, South Shields.