A  TEENAGER was found stabbed in the neck in Sunderland.

The 16-year-old was found injured outside the Murray Library in Chester Road, at just after 10.30pm, on Saturday.

He had received a small stab wound to his neck and was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he received treatment for his injury, which is not considered life threatening.

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A 22- year-old man has been arrested for causing grievous bodily harm with intent. A 25-year-old man and a boy aged 14 and girl aged 17 were arrested on suspicion of affray.

Officers are continuing their enquiries in the area and offering reassurance to the local community.

Anyone who has any information or is able to help police with their enquiries should contact officers quoting log number 1242 of 10/05/14 on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.