A man and teenager have been found guilty of attempted murder after a man was ‘seriously injured’ at a North East bus station last year.

Mohamed Amin Geravandian, 21, and a 17-year-old teenager have been found guilty and will be sentenced on August 1.

This comes after an 18-year-old victim sustained serious injuries during an incident at Middlesbrough Bus Station on November 20.

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Detective Inspector Chris Pringle of the Homicide and Murder Enquiry Team said: “I want to praise the victim and witnesses in this case, whose bravery in standing up to give evidence has enabled us to secure this conviction today.

“This case highlights just how devastating carrying a knife or a bladed weapon can be. A split-second decision can leave a victim seriously hurt, or at worst can kill them.

“You can surrender weapons to amnesty bins at all of our main stations – Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Hartlepool – no questions asked. This would be the first step to prevent more people from getting hurt.”