Man was bottled in pub

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A MAN was left with 47 injuries after being set upon by up to 10 people in a pub.

The 40-year-old victim was at the bar of The Bell pub, in Sunderland Road, Horden, when police say he was hit over the head with a bottle and kicked while he was on the floor.

A 25-year-old, from Shotton Colliery, was charged with a public order offence following the incident, which happened at about 9pm on Sunday.

A 42-year-old from Wingate was cautioned for possession of cocaine, after he was searched as part of the police investigation into the assault.

A man in his early 20s, from Stockton, was arrested for a public order offence, but released with no further action.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Peterlee CID on 101.