A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed several times in Horden.
The victim was found in the street with life-threatening injuries and was treated at the scene, before being air lifted to hospital.
A statement on Durham Constabulary’s Facebook page reads: “Durham Constabulary were called to reports of a stabbing after a man was found with life-threatening injuries in Warren Square near to Geordies Pizzeria in Horden, at around 6.52pm last night.
“The man had been stabbed several times and was given CPR by bystanders, two off-duty nurses and police before ambulance and air ambulance arrived and carried out advanced medical treatment.
“A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
“The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital.”
Durham Constabulary said inquiries are ongoing and there will be a continued police presence around Horden today. They are appealing for witnesses and ask anyone with information to call 101, quoting reference 383 of August 9.