Two men have pleaded guilty to a violent incident involving baseball bats in a Darlington street over the weekend. 

Craig Sheen, and Lee Featherstone, both of Darlington, appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on Monday (July 8) charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, and another charge of affray. 

The charges relate to an incident on Saturday (July 6) on Nightingale Street in Darlington, which saw Sheen and Featherstone found by police holding baseball bats.

For both Sheen and Featherstone, the charges of affray read: "used or threatened unlawful violence towards another and your conduct was such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his safety."

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Sheen, 48, of Arnold Road, Darlington, and  Featherstone, 28, of Wren Avenue, Darlington, each pleaded guilty to both charges at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on July 8 and have been granted conditional bail.

The two men will be sentenced on August 5 at the same court. 

As part of bail conditions, Sheen is barred from entering Wren Avenue, Nightingale Avenue, and Beadnell Close in Darlington, and has been instructed not to contact Lee Featherstone.

And Featherstone is not allowed to enter Nightingale Avenue or contact Sheen.