Blyth stabbing leaves man in hospital

A 38-year-old man is recovering in hospital today after he was been stabbed in the back in Blyth Town Centre.

It happened at 12.40am on Thursday September 5 on the High Street between Renwick Road and the rear of Waterloo Social Club down to the rear of the church at the junction of Arthur Street,

The man was approached from behind by two men and was stabbed, suffering two puncture wounds to his upper back.

His injuries are not described as life threatening.

Nothing was stolen during the assault.

The injured man managed to walk to a nearby address where the emergency services were called and he was taken to Wansbeck Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

One of the attackers is described as wearing a dark tracksuit and the other blue jeans and Nike trainers.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and are appealing for help from the public to identify those responsible for the attack.

Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Harris said: “Additional uniformed patrols are being carried out in the area to assist officers and to reassure the community.”

Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.