THREE people have been arrested after a man was found with fatal stab wounds this morning.

The man was discovered in the Austen Place area of South Stanley, County Durham, in the early hours.

He was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham, but died from his injuries.

Three ocupants of the same house were arrested and are currently helping police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contct police on 0345-60-60-345.