POLICE are investigating after a man was taken to hospital following a suspected stabbing in Normanby, Middlesbrough, on Saturday

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Officers were called at around 10:15am on Saturday to reports that a man with injuries consistent with stab wounds was near to Bridge Court in Normanby.

"The air ambulance was called and the man was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

"Detectives believe that the man was injured during an altercation outside an address on Burns Road and they are investigating the circumstances."

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent and has been released on bail pending further enquiries. Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101 quoting ref 190913 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A spokesperson for the Great North Air Ambulance said: "We attended in incident in Normanby, at 10.18am on Saturday.

"A paramedic and doctor were on board and helped members of the North East Ambulance Service treat a male patient.

"The patient was accompanied to hospital for further treatment."

The man was taken to the James Cook University Hospital by road.