Arrest made after man airlifted to hospital following 'altercation' in street

A man has been arrested following an "altercation" in a street which a man had to be airlifted to hospital.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 1:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 1:08 pm
Ninth Street in Blackhall Colliery. Copyright Google Maps.

Officers from Durham Police were called out following an incident in Ninth Street, Blackhall, at 5.40pm yesterday.

A man was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and is now in a stable condition.

Another man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Police are calling on any witnesses to contact them about the incident.

A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary said: “We were called to an altercation in Ninth Street, Blackhall Colliery, at about 5.40pm yesterday afternoon.

“One man was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he is in a stable condition.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault.

“Witnesses are asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting 335 of March 19.”