Plea over assault at landmark

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DETECTIVES have made a renewed appeal after an assault at a Sunderland landmark.

Officers were called to Penshaw Monument after a woman had her leg stabbed during a fight with a man.

The 32-year-old woman was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment and later released.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH.

Officers investigating the incident say they are keen to speak to people who were in the area on Monday at about 8.30pm, when the incident took place.

This includes two women who were seen in a small dark car in the area as they may hold vital clues to what happened.

One of the women is about 20, 5ft 7in tall and of stocky build.

She has straight, bleached blonde hair, which was tied back, and was wearing a cream blouse.

The second woman is believed to be aged about 18, 5ft 7in, of thin build, with a tanned complexion.

She has auburn hair tied back and was wearing a brown jacket or top.

Anyone who recognises the women from their description or has any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 ex 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.