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.