A 19-year-old woman has been stabbed in the neck and body at a house in County Down.

Police found the wounded teenager at the property in the Thomas Street area of Newtownards just before lunchtime today.

The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries which are not thought to be life threatening at this time.

The PSNI said a man who fled the property was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The suspect was detained by police a short distance away from the house.