Tyne & Wear

Man held on suspicion of attempted murder in Stanley

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was found seriously injured in her County Durham home.

Police were called to Poplar Street in Stanley shortly after 22:00 BST on Monday.

A 34-year-old woman was found with injuries to her head and body and was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Durham Constabulary said a 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Police said the woman's condition was now stable.

The man is thought to have lived at the property in Poplar Street recently, is being held at a police station in Durham.

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