Man arrested in County Durham street attack on woman

A man has been arrested after a woman was assaulted in a County Durham street.

Police were called to Grey Street, Bishop Auckland, late on Wednesday night after reports of a street attack.

A 35-year-old man was found to have locked himself in a house and was believed to be armed with a baseball bat and samurai sword.

Police negotiators were called in and a man was later arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage.

The 22-year-old victim was treated at Darlington Memorial hospital and later discharged.

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