TWO men arrested after a disturbance outside a Bishop Auckland takeaway on New Year’s Day have been released on bail.

The pair, both in their 50s, were arrested on suspicion of assault after a father and son were injured near Valentino’s, on Newgate Street, just after 10pm on Wednesday, January 1. 

The suspects, both local and understood to be known by the victims, were questioned at Bishop Auckland police station and have today (Friday, January 3) been released on police bail pending further investigation.

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A 57-year-old man, from Toft Hill, suffered a fractured skull in the incident and remains in The James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

His injuries are not life threatening. His 26-year-old son, from Cockfield, was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital for treatment to head and facial injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bishop Auckland CID on 101.