Man's body found after woman stabbed in Darlington

Officers at scene of stabbing
Image caption The woman was found stabbed at a house in Holmwood Grove

Police investigating the stabbing of a woman at a house in Darlington have discovered the body of a man at a separate address.

The 34-year-old woman is in a serious but stable condition in hospital following an incident at Holmwood Grove at about 05:00 BST.

Officers then attended a house in Skerries Walk and found a man's body.

Inquiries are continuing to establish his identity, but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A Durham Police spokesman said: "We believe the victim of the assault knew her assailant and we are conducting inquiries to ascertain what has happened this morning."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the force.

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