A teenage boy remains in police custody after being arrested in connection with a stabbing in Darlington on Monday. 

Officers were called by the ambulance service to Collingsway, in Darlington, at approximately 12.45pm yesterday following reports of a stabbing incident.

The victim, a male in his mid-teens, was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough. His injuries were serious but non-life-threatening and he remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A police operation resulted in the arrest of a 15-year-old boy in connection with the incident, and he remains in police custody.

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The Northern Echo: Police remained at the scene on Monday evening. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTTPolice remained at the scene on Monday evening. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Superintendent Neal Bickford, from Durham Constabulary, said: “We believe this to be an isolated incident, with the suspect and victim both known to each other, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

“The incident resulted in a large police presence within the west area of Darlington for much of yesterday afternoon, and I would like to thank the public for their patience, understanding and cooperation while we brought the incident to a safe conclusion.

“We would also like to reassure the local community that the incident was unrelated to any schools in the nearby area.

“A team of officers are currently working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. If you have any information that could assist their investigation, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

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Anyone with any information should call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 132 of June 21.

Alternatively, information can be passed via the 101 Live Chat at www.durham.police.uk/Report-It/101-Live-Chat

Information can also be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org