North East UK news Police arrest man who climbed on roof after person injured in 'assault' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Emergency services were called to an incident on Roker Avenue earlier on Thursday evening
Breaking News ! A man has been taken to hospital with a hand injury after a suspected assault involving a knife in Sunderland. Emergency services were called to reports of an assault on Roker Avenue in Sunderland at 6.23pm on Thursday evening. Following a verbal altercation with two others, a 23-year-old man was allegedly assaulted and was taken to hospital with an injury to his hand believed to have been made by a blade. A 33-year-old man was arrested a short time later inside a different address on Roker Avenue. A second man, aged 33, climbed onto the roof of the building in a bid to evade capture but was later brought to safety and also arrested in connection with the assault. Residents said police closed off the road following an incident on Roker Avenue A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At 6.30pm today (Thursday) we received a report of an assault on Roker Avenue. "It was reported that a man had been walking down the street when he became involved in a verbal altercation with two other men, who were inside an address. "The offenders have then left the address and approached the 23-year-old victim and assaulted him before fleeing the scene.
. "Door to door inquiries were carried out and a 33-year-old man was arrested a short time later inside a different address on Roker Avenue. "A second man, also aged 33, who inside the property has then climbed on to the roof of the building in a bid to evade capture. He was brought to safety a short time after and also arrested in connection with the assault. "Both men remain in police custody at this time."
Witnesses at the scene claimed the road was closed off by police and neighbours on the street also reported seeing armed police on the scene. The North East Ambulance Service confirmed they treated a person for a hand injury who was then taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital although their condition is currently unknown. A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 6.32pm this evening. "We dispatched a paramedic crew and treated a patient for a hand injury before taking them to Sunderland Royal Hospital."
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