Noxious substance thrown in County Durham man's face

Police are seeking two masked men who threw a noxious substance into the face of a County Durham man after forcing their way into his home.

The pair, one carrying a knife, targeted the house on Seventh Avenue, Chester-le-Street, on Sunday night.

They took a quantity of cash, before leaving on foot.

The householder was uninjured but a family member was taken to the hospital as a precaution, following exposure to the fumes from the substance.

The pair were wearing crudely fashioned ski masks, and one was described as having piercing light blue eyes.

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