Three arrested after a suspected stabbing following a fight at The Wheatsheaf pub

Three men have been arrested after a man was discovered with injuries believes to have been caused by a bladed article at The Wheatsheaf in Sunderland.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:42 am

Emergency services were called to The Wheatsheaf pub on North Bridge Street in Sunderland at around 10.15pm on Tuesday, May 18 following reports of a group of males fighting inside.

Police say he remains in hospital in a non-life threatening condition and an investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Three people have been arrested following a fight at The Wheatsheaf pub, in which a man received injuries suspected to have been caused by a bladed article.
Three people have been arrested following a fight at The Wheatsheaf pub, in which a man received injuries suspected to have been caused by a bladed article.

Three men, aged 23, 34 and 37, have been arrested in connection to the incident and currently remain in police custody.

Northumbria Police are urging anyone with anyone relating to the incident to come forward and speak to them.

A spokesperson for the force said: “At 10.15pm yesterday (Tuesday) we received a report of a disturbance ongoing inside the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Sunderland.

“It was reported that a group of males were fighting inside the premises. Emergency services attended and found a man in his 40s with a suspected punctured lung consistent with having been caused by a bladed article. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a non-life threatening condition.

“An investigation was launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the disturbance and the identity of those involved. It is currently believed that all parties were known to each other.

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“Three men – aged 37, 34 and 23 – have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody at this time.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log 1177 180521.”

A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service added: “We were called to deal with a patient who appeared to have been assaulted.

"We dispatched a paramedic and hazardous area response team and one patient was taken to the RVI with injuries to their arm and body.”

The Wheatsheaf has posted on social media to confirm that they will remain closed on Wednesday, May 19 following the incident.

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