Man Found With Stab Wounds In South Shields

5 May 2015, 14:19 | Updated: 5 May 2015, 14:21

Police are investigating after a man was found with stab wounds in South Shields.

They got reports on Sunday evening that a man had been stabbed outside and address on River Drive.

The man, a 60-year-old, was taken to the RVI hospital where he is receiving treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

It is believed the two men were known to each other.

Extra patrols are taking place to reassure residents in the area and to gather information.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone who may have information to help is asked to contact police 101 quoting reference  1009 04/05/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.