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Attack on Teesdale home of alleged assault victim
THE home of a Teesdale pensioner who was the victim of an alleged assault has been attacked.
A window was smashed at the 66-year-old's house in Cockfield, near Bishop Auckland, on Thursday, March 7.
It followed an earlier incident on Sunday, March 3, when the OAP received hospital treatment for facial cuts and bruising to the body after confronting a group of people who were allegedly repeatedly knocking on his windows.
The attack on the pensioner's home came 24 hours after a 22-year-old man from Cockfield was arrested and charged with common assault in connection with the earlier incident.
The accused is due to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court on Friday, March 15.
A window in a second house in Cockfield was also smashed last Thursday evening.
Sergeant Simon Rogers, of Barnard Castle police, confirmed the damaged window at one of the properties was linked to the incident on Sunday, March 3.
As a result, patrols were increased over the weekend and will be continuing in the area.
He said the pensioner had been considerably shaken up by the attack on his home.
Sgt Rogers appealed for anyone who saw the windows being smashed to contact Barnard Castle police on 101.
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