Seaham relatives guilty of attack on man

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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.