TWO men were left with stab wounds in a fight which has been linked to another disturbance.
An investigation is being carried out into the attack in The Avenue in Deneside, Seaham, on Sunday evening which left the two men with injuries.
An ambulance was called to the scene and paramedics recommended the casualties were taken to hospital, but both refused.
A police helicopter was drafted in as inquiries were launched just after 7.30pm.
Police have said the incident involved men aged 21, 23 and 25, and is connected to another which happened in Portland Avenue on the same estate on Tuesday night.