Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm after attack on taxi driver

The assault happened on Queensberry Road, in Seaham. Picture by Google
The assault happened on Queensberry Road, in Seaham. Picture by Google

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm following an attack which left a taxi driver in hospital.

The taxi driver - who is in his seventies - was knocked to the ground during an 'altercation' in Seaham on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital with head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

A 16-year-old boy, who has now been released under investigation, was arrested and interviewed on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

A spokesman for 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."