A couple have spoken of the awful moment they saw a 'stabbed' teen lying in a Sunderland back lane as a police murder probe continues.
Police found an 18-year-old with life-threatening injuries in a lane between The Borough and Gatsby bars in the early hours of the morning.
He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.
A man has been arrested and remains in police custody.
Friends of the victim have named him as Connor Brown, said to be a keen boxer.
Kim Waters, 38, and Paul Burton, 45, were in the area at the time of the incident.
Kim said: "It was late, the pubs were ready to come out. I was sat outside the Cooper Rose and I saw bouncers running down the street.
"They dived on a lad and had him on the floor."
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Paul added: "I just saw the bouncers running down the street and get hold of a lad.
"Then I heard people saying somebody had been stabbed so I walked down the back lane and saw someone lying on the floor with ambulance staff next to him."