A MAN is in hospital after being stabbed in the early hours of the morning.

The 22-year-old man is being treated at James Cook University Hospital following an incident in Normanby today.

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning (May 18) at about 12.50am and is believed to have taken place at the junction of Normanby Road and Normanby High Street.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said the man suffered a stab wound after being assaulted.

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The Northern Echo:

The man was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he remains while receiving treatment.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information.

There are believed to have been three suspects, two of whom were wearing dark clothes and balaclavas.

Two are believed to have been riding a motorbike.

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Any witnesses or anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist the investigation is asked to contact DC Matthew Beevers from Redcar and Cleveland CID on 101, quoting incident number 083722.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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