Two arrested after man stabbed in the back in Sunderland

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POLICE arrested two men after a stabbing.

The arrests come after a 27-year-old was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital needing treatment for a stab wound to his lower back.

At 6.57pm on Sunday, police received reports of an assault at a house at Maypole Close, Southwick.

The injured man’s condition was not described as life threatening but police launched an investigation to discover how he had sustained the puncture wounds.

Inquiries led to the arrest of the two men, aged 32 and 30, on suspicion of wounding.

The pair were then questioned but have since been bailed pending further investigations.