Man is stabbed to chest in assault

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Police are appealing for information about a stabbing at a house on Tynemouth Road, Wallsend, at 2.30am on Friday, December 27.

A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital with cuts to his head and a stab wound to his chest. An investigation is underway and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Detective Sergeant Peter Morgan said: “An investigation is underway to identify the person responsible for this incident and we are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact us.

“It’s not thought this was a random assault.”

Local officers are out and about in the area in support of the investigation and to provide reassurance to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 (Quoting reference 191 271213) or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.