Two men have been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery that saw a man hospitalised with chest and abdomen injuries.
The arrests come after an incident in Clarendon Road, central Middlesbrough on Friday evening.
A man, who is in his 40s, was taken to James Cook University Hospital with “chest and abdomen injuries” after reports of an alleged robbery at a local convenience store.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “We were called to a shop in Clarendon Road, Middlesbrough , just after 5pm on Friday following reports of an alleged robbery in which a man received serious injuries.
“A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and grievous bodily harm with intent.”
A police cordon remains in place on Thistle Street, near to Clarendon Road today and crime scene investigation officers could be seen entering a property behind a closed store.
A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at around 5pm to Thistle Street and dispatched a Hazard Area Response Team and an ambulance.
“We also requested help from the Great North Air Ambulance.
“One of their doctors assisted our ambulance crews and travelled with the patient.
“A man in his 40s was taken to James Cook University Hospital to be treated for injuries to his chest and abdomen.”
The current condition of the man is not yet known and no further details have been released.