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Villager charged in connection with incident in Cockfield
ASSAULT CHARGE: A man is to appear in court next week charged in connection with an alleged assault in a County Durham village.
Police were called to a disturbance in Cockfield, near Bishop Auckland, on Sunday evening which resulted in a 66-year-old man suffering cuts to his face and bruises to his body.
Two days later, the 22-year-old suspect, who also lives in the village, was arrested and charged with common assault.
He is due to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court on Friday, March 15.