Police arrest 15-year-old girl after bottle attack

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A TEENAGER has been arrested after an alleged double stabbing at a Sunderland house.

Detectives questioned a 15-year-old after they were called to the Long Streets area of Hendon.

Officers received reports that a 16-year-old girl and a 35-year-old woman had sustained injuries after the alleged attack at a terraced cottage in Cairo Street.

It is claimed the victims were assaulted with a bottle at the property on Friday evening.

They were taken by ambulance to Sunderland Royal Hospital where they were treated for their injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

The 15-year-old girl was arrested shortly afterwards.

Neighbours today told how police arrived at the scene just after 5pm.

Officers closed off the street for a short time, with a policewoman remaining outside the front of the house on Saturday.

One neighbour, who has lived in the street for 30 years, and did not want to be named, said: “I looked out of the window and saw police cars, a police van and another two policemen coming down the street on bikes.

“There was a young lad who’d just moved in next door to where it had happened and they wouldn’t let him back into his house.

“He asked ‘Is it always like this?’ and I said no, because it is normally really quiet.”

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police confirmed an arrest had been made but said their inquiries were continuing.

•A 17-year-old was glassed in the face during a Saturday night out at the weekend.

The teen was at Washington pub Chevys in Emerson Road when he was hit across the face with what police believe was a bottle.

He was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone who was in the bar and who might have information is asked to contact police on 03456 043 043.