Two boys were arrested following a stabbing incident in a North East town last weekend which saw two other youths be taken to hospital.

Two teenagers were stabbed during a “disturbance” in Stockton as police launched an investigation.

A 16-year-old and 17-year-old boy both suffered stab wounds after reports of large groups of people fighting with weapons on Rothbury Avenue in the town.

The incident, which was reported at around 10.45pm on Saturday, October 29, saw a large emergency service presence at the scene.

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It has since been confirmed that the 17-year-old was given medical treatment by police and paramedics before being taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

On the evening, a 16-year-old boy who also suffered a stab wound was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees and was later discharged.

Two boys, 15 and 16, have since been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and have since been released without charge.

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