Two arrested after Bishop Auckland disturbance

The Northern Echo: ASSAULT SCENE: Two men are being questioned by police after father and son injured at takeaway ASSAULT SCENE: Two men are being questioned by police after father and son injured at takeaway

A FATHER and son needed hospital treatment after an altercation at a town centre takeaway last night. (Wednesday, January 1)

Police were called to reports of a disturbance near Valentino’s Pizza and Kebab, on Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, shortly after 10pm.

When officers arrived they found two men with head and facial injuries, both of whom appeared to have been assaulted.

The victims - a man aged 57, from Toft Hill, and his 26-year-old son, from Cockfield - were taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital.

The younger man has since been released after treatment, but his father was transferred to The James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, with a suspected fractured skull.

A police spokesman said he remains in hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

Two local men, both in their 50s, were arrested on suspicion of assault and are in custody at Bishop Auckland police station.

It is thought that all of those involved were known to each other.

Police investigating the circumstances are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area to contact the crime team at Bishop Auckland on 101.

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