Victim of stabbing taken to hospital after assault in Washington

Police officers have made an arrest following a stabbing in Washington on Saturday, March 13.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 5:24 pm

The incident took place at around 9.30am on Tyne Gardens, Concord.

Emergency services attending the scene found a 20-year-old man who had suffered an injury consistent with a stabbing.

He was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Northumbria Police confirmed in a statement.

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Police are investigating the incident which took place at Tyne Gardens, Concord.
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Officers have since arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH). He remains in custody.

A spokesperson for the force told the Echo: “Shortly before 9.30am [on Saturday] we were alerted by the ambulance service that a man had been assaulted in the Tyne Gardens area of Washington.

“Emergency services attended and found a 20-year-old man with injuries consistent with a stabbing. He was taken to hospital where it is thought his injury is not life threatening.

“An investigation was launched into the incident and officers arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause GBH. He remains in police custody.

“At this stage, officers believe all parties involved to be known to each other.”

A North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) spokeswoman confirmed to the Echo that one of its crews was attending an incident at a private address when they came across the injured man on Saturday.

The spokesperson said in a statement: “One of our ambulance crews attending to a medical incident at a private address came across a young man injured as a result of an assault in the Tyne Gardens area of Concord.

"We dispatched an additional ambulance and specialist paramedic and requested support from Great North Air Ambulance to take the patient to hospital.”

A man who lives in the nearby area, but who did not want to be named, told the Echo that he was woken up by the arrival of the air ambulance on Saturday morning.

He added: "It is normally a quiet area, however it has been getting worse recently.”

Anyone with information is asked to use the Tell Us Something page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101, quoting 253 130321.

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