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Two arrests after violence at teenagers' football match

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A teenage boy was one of two people arrested after violence broke out at a children's football match.

The alleged brawl was sparked at the football tournament in Bishop Auckland in County Durham, after a parent is said to have stormed onto the pitch and grabbed one of the players.

The police and ambulance service were called and one boy was reportedly trampled on.

A spokesman for Durham Police said: "We received a call at around 4.30pm on Saturday, July 9, reporting a disturbance where a football tournament had been taking place.

"Officers attended and two people were arrested in connection with the incident, a 38-year-old man from Barnsley and a 14-year-old boy from the Bishop Auckland area. Both have been bailed pending further inquiries."

Woman sexually assaulted in alleyway

Two men have been arrested after a woman was sexual assaulted on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland.

Just after midnight on Monday July 4 police were called to an alleyway off Oakley Green, West Auckland where they found the victim, who is in her early 20s.

The woman was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Two men, aged 19 and 32 were arrested in connection with the incident and have been released on bail.

If anyone has any information they can call 101, quoting incident number 0001 of 4th July or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Sneak peak behind the scenes of Kynren

Eleven Arches have tweeted a picture of their team busy creating props for Kynren.

More than 1,000 volunteers are involved as cast and crew, having been professionally trained under the direction of Steve Boyd, the creative talent behind the choreography of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.

The open-air show is set to open this July in Bishop Aukland.

What does Kynren mean?

  • The name ‘Kynren’, echoes the Anglo Saxon word ‘cynren’ meaning ‘generation, kindred, family’. Eleven Arches say it's a fitting name for a story that is about a heritage that spans multiple generations.
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