Tyne & Wear

Hendon man held in sword attempted murder inquiry

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was badly hurt in an attack with a sword.

Police were called to Villette Road, Hendon, Sunderland on Thursday night, where a 25-year-old woman was found with a serious hand injury.

Northumbria Police said she had been attacked with a sword.

A 28-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of carrying out the assault and is being questioned, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

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