A FATHER and son have admitted assaulting a man in a pub toilet.

Anthony Simpson, 47, and Adam Simpson, 25, both of Vart Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, were involved in an incident in the gents at the Green Tree pub, in the town's Cockton Hill Road on February 16 last year.

Their victim suffered facial injuries.

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The defendants admitted a charge of grievous bodily harm at a hearing at Teesside Crown Court on Monday.

The hearing was adjourned for pre-sentence reports to be carried out.

They will be sentenced at Durham Crown Court at a date yet to be fixed.