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 A man is in hospital with serious injuries following an assault

 24/12/2018

A man is in hospital with serious injuries following an assault.

The 28-year-old man was assaulted at around 2am on December 22 outside the Cottles pub on Commercial Street in Willington near Crook.


He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital of North Durham before being transported to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary where he remains in a stable condition.


A 19-year-old man was arrested shortly after on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been released under investigation.


Detective Constable Helen Tindale, from Bishop Auckland CID, said: “This was a violent assault which happened outside the pub.


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


Please call Durham Constabulary on 101 with any information, quoting incident number 65 of December 22.