Arrest following stabbing

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A MAN has been arrested following a stabbing in North Shields last night.

Shortly before 8.30pm last night, October 28, police were called to a fight in the street at West Percy Road, Meadowell.

Officers attended and found a disturbance ongoing, and a 21-year-old man was found with two stab wounds to his back.

He was taken to hospital but his condition is not believed to be life threatening.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding but is currently receiving treatment at hospital for facial injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the disturbance or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.