TWO men are to stand trial accused of involvement in violence in which a woman was seriously injured and property was damaged in a residential street.

Jordan Snowden and Gavin McAnaney are alleged to have been the culprits, with a woman who remains at large, in the incident in Gray Avenue, Murton, on Saturday September 22, last year.

Appearing at Durham Crown Court, Mr McAnaney, 23, denied unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He and his 24-year-old co-accused each denied two counts of affray and one of criminal damage, in which windows to a house belonging to another woman were smashed.

Mr Snowden also denied two counts of possessing an offensive weapon, a hammer and a machete.

The case was adjourned for trial and the defendants, both of Dene Street, New Silksworth, Sunderland, were remanded, Snowden in custody, pending the hearing on February 10.

A warrant remains outstanding for the arrest of an alleged female accomplice.