Women stabbed in horror street brawl

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TWO women have been stabbed during a horrifying late-night street brawl.

The pair were rushed to Sunderland Royal Hospital following the fight in Thorntree Mews, Thorney Close, on Saturday.

Six people, including a pensioner, have been arrested and are being held in police custody, after the disturbance outside a house in Thorntree Mews at 10pm.

Police are now hunting a man with Liverpool accent and appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A 22-year-old stab victim has since been released from hospital and arrested by police in connection with the incident.

The second woman, aged 45, did not receive life-threatening injuries and is also expected to be discharged from hospital.

A further five people, men aged 58 and 24 and a youth aged 16, a woman in her 70s and another aged 48, have been arrested and are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Northumbria Police are now appealing for information to help trace two men believed to have been involved in the confrontation.

One is described as being aged around 28, more than 6ft tall, of large build with dark shaven hair, possibly with a beard.

Police have said he spoke with a Liverpool accent and was wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms and a royal-blue coloured t-shirt.

Both men are believed to have links with the local area and detectives investigating the case said all those involved are known to each other.

A black 4x4-type vehicle, which was seen leaving the area, has since been recovered by police.

DS Alan Cairns, of Farringdon CID, said: “The investigation is ongoing and we’re establishing exactly what happened and who was involved.

“Two women were injured during this disturbance and they’ve received hospital treatment for their injuries and are now recovering. Six arrests in total have been made.

“It’s believed all the people involved in the incident are known to each other and enquiries are ongoing.

“We’re trying to trace two men who were seen to leave the scene and anyone who recognises the description, or has information about them, is asked to contact police as soon as possible.

“Anyone who saw a black 4x4 leave the area should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Farringdon CID on 03456 043043 ext 69191, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.