Seven arrested and two in hospital after disturbance in Sunderland street

Police in North View Castletown, Sunderland, earlier today.
Police in North View Castletown, Sunderland, earlier today.

Two men were taken to hospital and seven people were arrested after an early morning disturbance in a Sunderland street.

Police were called to North View, in Castletown, in the early hours of this morning after reports of a disturbance in the street.

Five men and two women were were arrested on suspicion of affray.

Two men were also taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Today, officers stood guard outside the property, which is just 100 yards from Northview Lodge care home.

A window at the front of the house had been smashed.

One pensioner, who lives just yards from the house but did not want to be named, said: "I heard a sort of commotion in the early hours and I stood in the hall of my house listening to it.

"Then I got a knock on the door and it was two policemen who saw I was up and wanted to see if I was alright.

"It sounded like they were fighting in the street but I couldn't be sure.

"You hear that kind of thing happening quite often around here."

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Five men and two women were arrested on suspicion of affray after a report of a disturbance in the street during the early hours of today."