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Four people have been arrested after a disturbance in Washington.
It happened at 1.40am this morning (Saturday, 31 January) in Hazelwood Gardens in Harraton.
Two men, aged 33 and 24, were assaulted in an address in the street. One of the men suffered a broken arm and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Cars were also damaged in the street.
Two men aged 21 and 23 have been arrested on suspicion of serious assault and are in police custody.
Two other men aged 33 and 24 have been arrested on criminal damage and are in police custody.
Police say that it appears the disturbance was a dispute between people who know each other.
Today will be cold and mainly dry but wintry showers near coasts may become more widespread later in the day.
Strong winds, especially near coasts. Maximum Temperature 4C.
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Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning.
In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground, especially across the northern half of the yellow area.
The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.
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One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic on the A1(M) northbound after a multi vehicle accident between J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street) and J64 A195 (Washington).