A man in his 20s has been left with life changing injuries following a violent altercation on Good Friday.

Police were called to the scene in the Bent House Lane area of Durham on Friday (April 7) at around 3pm following reports of the violent altercation.

A man in his 20s suffered life changing injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains. He is currently in a stable condition.

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Eighteen-year-old Taylor Bentham was arrested on Saturday and charged with attempted murder, having a dog dangerously out of control, common assault, and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon,

Bentham, of Cuthbert Avenue, Durham was remanded in custody to appear in court today (April 10).

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Police have said they believe it was an isolated incident, but are now looking to speak to a good Samaritan who helped the victim.

Durham Constabulary Detective Inspector Chris Woollett said: “Several searches and warrants were executed over the weekend to locate and arrest Bentham, and I’d like to thank the public for their cooperation while these were carried out.

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“We believe this to be an isolated incident, and are not currently looking for any other suspects.

“However, we are keen to speak to the male driver of a silver or grey van – possibly a VW Transporter – who stopped to provide first aid to the victim.”

Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the person who stopped to help is asked to contact Durham Police on 101, quoting incident number 233 of April 7.