A teenager has been charged after a stabbing at Stanley bus station.

Emergency services were called shortly before 6pm on Saturday, December 2, to reports of an ongoing altercation.

An 18-year-old man suffered serious injuries during the incident.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

A 16-year-old boy was also hurt during the incident but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

Five teenagers, all males aged between 13 and 18, were arrested in connection with the incident.

A 17-year-old has been charged with Section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent, affray, and possession of a bladed article.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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The four remaining teenagers have been released with no further action.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to officers, or has any information that could help the investigation, should contact Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 326 of December 2.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.