Two County Durham women have been charged in connection to a suspected bus attack a month ago.

Darlington Police have charged two women from Barnard Castle in connection with an assault on a bus heading from Darlington to Staindrop on Monday, February 5.

Police were called to the incident where two victims had sustained injuries which required hospital treatment.

One woman, Toni Wood, 29 of Barnard Castle was then arrested and later charged with three offences including one count of common assault and two counts of assault by beating.

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Another woman, Caitlin Hillan, 20 who is also of Barnard Castle was charged with two counts of assault by beating.

PC Robert Booth, from Barnard Castle neighbourhood team said: "I would like to thank everyone who helped with our appeal to locate Wood and Hillan who will now go before the courts in April."

The two women are due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates court on Thursday, April 11.