THREE members of a family have been found guilty of an attack which left their victim with a broken kneecap.
A jury returned unanimous verdicts on Dennis Healer, his uncle John Thomas Healer and aunt Catherine Healer after they denied a charge of grievous bodily harm with intent.
It followed a trial which lasted a week at Durham Crown Court.
The attack on Lee Stockton happened in James Street, Seaham, on June 7 last year.
Dennis Healer, 37, of Ash Crescent, Parkside, Seaham, was remanded in custody awaiting sentence.
John Healer, 61 – known as Tommy – and his wife, 40, of Long Newton Street, Dawdon, were released on bail.