Man ‘seriously injured’ after daylight ‘stabbing’ outside popular Newcastle Wetherspoon

Witnesses heard screaming and witnesses a man laying on the ground outside The Mile Castle on Wednesday evening

A manhunt to find the culprit behind an alleged stabbing incident outside a popular Newcastle Wetherspoon pub on Wednesday evening is underway.

Northumbria Police have confirmed that they attended an incident where a 20-year-old man suffered injuries "consistent with being caused by a bladed article" shortly before 7 pm outside the Mile Castle on Grainger Street on Wednesday, August 17.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 7 pm yesterday (Tuesday), we were alerted by the ambulance service to a report of an assault outside the Mile Castle on Grainger Street.

“Emergency services attended the scene and found a 20-year-old man with injuries to his abdomen consistent with being caused by a bladed article.

“The man was taken to the RVI by ambulance where he remains with serious injuries.

“An investigation has been a launched and enquiries are ongoing.

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“Anyone with any information, CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to contact us online via our website’s ‘Tell us Something’ function or by ringing 101.”

The Mile Castle in Newcastle (Image: Google Streetview)

The North East Ambulance Service attended the scene at 6:46 pm on Wednesday evening and transported the patient to the RVI for "further treatment".

A long police cordon had been put in place and closed off Grainger Street from The Mile Castle to Savers - this was lifted at around 10 am on Thursday.

Eye-witnesses have spoken of hearing screaming outside the popular Newcastle pub, as well as an armed response from police and a man lying on the ground.

Some shop-owners were also unable to open for businesses this morning as the cordon remained in place.