A village is on lockdown after a man was killed by a knifeman, who is still at large.Armed police have spent the afternoon swarming the village, searching gardens and storming homes in an attempt to find the suspect. Forensics experts have also arrived at the scene of the stabbing, believed to be Front Street.
The “serious assault” occured in the Durham village of Kelloe at around 2pm – stunning witnesses and residents. The victim, a local man in his 30s, was air lifted to hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after.
Some took to social media to express their shock as police barged into houses without warning in an attempt to find the suspect. One said: “My mams in bits they surrounded her house for 30 min before swarming in with guns and dogs!” One tweeter said they had heard someone they went to primary school with was stabbed “behind the chapel and now my entire village is on lockdown”
Durham police said: “A man has died after he was assaulted in Kelloe, County Durham, this afternoon. Police attended Front Street, Kelloe, shortly after 2pm, following a report that the victim, believed to be a local man in his early 30s, had been stabbed. He was taken to the James Cook Memorial Hospital in Middlesbrough where he died a short time later.”