A MAN was slashed in the face in a doorstep attack.
The 29-year-old victim needed 18 stitches an incident in a house in Illchester Street, Dawdon, at about 10pm on Saturday.
He has since been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home.
A man in his 40s from Seaham has appeared before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court charged with aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.