Man stabbed after masked men raid his home in early hours attack

Abington in Ouston. Copyright Google Maps.

Abington in Ouston. Copyright Google Maps.

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Thieves stabbed a man before snatching his car keys and driving off in the BMW.

At about 2.30am yesterday, the victim, a 21-year-old man was in bed with his partner, a 21-year-old woman, when the burglars struck.

After attacking the victim, the assailants stole keys to his BMW car and escaped from the house in Abington, Ouston, near Chester-le-Street, in the vehicle.

The victim was treated for stab injuries at the RVI in Newcastle. He has now been discharged from hospital.

Detective Constable Lindsay Guest said: “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare and we do not believe those involved pose a risk to the wider community.”

Anyone who can help us identify the men responsible is urged to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.