A man has died after being attacked in a County Durham village this afternoon.
Police were called to Front Street, Kelloe, shortly after 2pm, after a report that the man, believed to be local and in his early 30s, had been stabbed.
He was taken to the James Cook Memorial Hospital in Middlesbrough where he died a short time later.
Police remain in the Kelloe area as they tryto trace a man believed to have been involved in the incident.
Anyone with information which could help police is urged to contact Durham Constabulary on 101.