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 A man has suffered serious facial injuries following an assault in Seaham


The 34-year-old man was assaulted at around 11pm on Saturday night (January 5) along Church Street in Seaham.

He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

A 25-year-old man and two 21-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage.

They have since been released under investigation.

Detective Constable John Forster, from Peterlee CID, said: “This was a violent assault which happened between Barclays and Port of Call.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area leading up to the assault, or anyone who witnessed the incident itself.”

Please call Durham Constabulary on 101 with any information, quoting incident number 454 of January 5.