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Man assaulted in Morpeth

29 Dec 2016 11:25 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 43-year-old man was attacked in Morpeth.

It happened at approximately 10pm on Wednesday, December 28, inside an address in Springhill Walk.

He suffered two stab wounds to his leg but managed to leave the address and to walk around the town before he was found with injuries in Bridge Street, outside the town hall, two hours later around midnight.

He was taken by ambulance to NSEC hospital in Cramlington, where he is still receiving treatment, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Officers are treating this as an isolated incident.

The offender is described as a woman aged approximately mid 20s, white, 5ft 6 in height and of slim build.  It is believed the pair were known to each other.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Rob Howe from Morpeth neighbourhood team said: "We want to stress this is an isolated incident and the danger to the wider public is very low. We have extra officers in the area carrying out enquiries. Officers from the neighbourhood team will also be speaking to local residents to discuss any concerns they may have.

"We want to speak to anyone who may have information which could help our investigation."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 2 of 29/12/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.