A boy aged 16 has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm in relation to an attack on an elderly taxi driver that has left him hospitalised.
The cabbie who is in his seventies was attacked during what police officials describe as an “altercation” in Seaham on Saturday.
The driver was taken to hospital with head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.
A spokesperson from Durham Constabulary said: "Officers are investigating after a taxi driver sustained head injuries in an altercation in Seaham.
"It happened shortly after 5pm on Saturday on Queensbury Road.
"The victim – who is in his seventies – was knocked to the ground during the altercation and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.
"A 16-year-old boy was arrested and interviewed on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. He has since been released under investigation."
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