Police arrested two balaclava-clad teenagers and are trying to track another down after officers spotted 'suspicious activity' in County Durham.

Officers from Durham Police were on their way to work just before 7am this morning (April 20) when they spotted three teenagers acting suspiciously around Newton Aycliffe Industrial Estate.

After officers went back to the police station to kit up and the officers were back out searching the area when they spotted them several minutes later.

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Despite trying to make off, two of the teenagers wearing balaclavas and gloves were stopped in Horndale Avenue and searched.

Both were arrested on suspicion of going equipped and one further arrested for a Section 4 Public Order offence and resisting arrest.

One of the boys was also found to be a missing person despite providing false details.

A 14-year-old boy has since been charged with Section 4 Public Order and resisting arrest.

A second boy, aged 16, remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing to locate the third.