Police have issued an update after a man was assaulted on a County Durham street on Wednesday (November 23) evening that sparked police and CSI units to cordon off the road. 

The incident is believed to have happened in the Proudfoot Drive area of Bishop Auckland.

A man in his early 30s sustained serious injuries during the assault and was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, for treatment.

The Northern Echo: Proudfoot Drive in Bishop AucklandProudfoot Drive in Bishop Auckland (Image: STUART BOULTON)

Detectives from Bishop Auckland CID have launched an investigation and are following several lines of enquiry.

On Thursday (November 23), police officers and CSI vans were spotted on Proudfoot Drive and surrounding areas, while a cordon could be seen in place.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident, and he is currently assisting police with their enquiries.


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On Friday (November 24), Durham Police issued a brief update to say that an investigation remains ongoing and the victim in his 30s remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. 

The police force has urged anyone that saw anything on Wednesday evening on Proudfoot Drive in Bishop Auckland to get in touch.

Anyone with any information that could help the investigation is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 496 of November 22.