Woman arrested after man found stabbed in Sunderland street

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A man is seriously ill in hospital after being stabbed in an attack in Sunderland.

Police were called to Rawmarsh Road, Red House, at 4.35am today, after reports of a man being stabbed.

Rawmarsh Road, Red House.

Rawmarsh Road, Red House.

The 35-year-old victim was taken to hospital with several cuts to his arm and head.

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

It is believed the victim may have initially been injured in an incident in a small block of flats in nearby Rockingham Square and attempted to get help from neighbours before making his way to Rawmarsh Road.

He is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

It is believed a car was seen in the area at the time of the attack.

Anyone who saw a vehicle being driven suspiciously is asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.