Man critically ill after Blackhall house assault

A man is critically ill after he was assaulted in his County Durham home, police said.

Durham Police officers found the 30-year-old unconscious and bleeding at Second Street, Blackhall, near Peterlee, early on Tuesday after reports of a disturbance.

He is in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Middlesbrough.

Two men, aged 30 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail.

Det Ch Insp Brad Howe, of Durham Police, said they were speaking to witnesses to establish exactly what had happened.

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