THREE people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was assaulted in Darlington on Tuesday.

A 37-year-old man, a 27-year-old man, and a 24-year-old woman are all in police custody after an assault in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Powlett Street in Darlington town centre.

The victim was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital and is currently receiving treatment in for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Powlett Street was cordoned off throughout the day whilst police and forensics teams carried out an investigation.

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: “Following an incident on Powlett Street, Darlington, yesterday (Tuesday), three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“They are a 37-year-old man, a 27-year-old man, and a 24-year-old woman.

“They are currently in custody and inquiries are ongoing.

“The victim is currently receiving treatment for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.”