Peterlee man charged with kidnap

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A MAN has appeared in court charged with kidnap and wounding with intent.

It came after an alleged attack, in East Durham between Thursday and Sunday, left a 34-year-old victim needing surgery after sustaining multiple broken bones.

Yesterday, Arthur Vincent Wilkinson, of Hatfield Place, Peterlee, appeared before Consett magistrates.

He did not enter a plea to the allegations.

The 51-year-old was remanded in custody to appear before Durham Crown Court on February 8.