Woman fights for her life after stabbing in Washington

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A WOMAN is fighting for her life after being stabbed inside a Wearside house.

Police were called to a home in Avon Terrace in Columbia, Washington, at 6.39am today, after reports of a woman being stabbed.

STABBING SCENE ... a police van stands outside the address in Avon Terrace, Columbia, Washington, where a woman was stabbed.

STABBING SCENE ... a police van stands outside the address in Avon Terrace, Columbia, Washington, where a woman was stabbed.

She was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, with serious injuries.

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A 34–year–old man has been arrested and officers say both parties are known to each other.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “The area is currently cordoned off while officers carry out inquiries in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 extension 69191.