A MAN is fighting for his life after being attacked in his own home.
The 29-year-old is in the high dependency unit at the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, after suffering serious head injuries in the attack.
The incident happened at the man’s home, in Argent Street, in Easington Colliery, on May 29 and the victim remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition almost two weeks later.
Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged assault, but police are continuing house-to-house inquiries in the area.
The case is being investigated by the crime team at Seaham CID, but is being overseen by Detective Superintendent Paul Goundry, of Durham Police.
A shocked resident from Argent Street said: “It’s dreadful to think that this could happen in our community.
“We are proud of where we are from and it is always bad to hear about things like this, even more so when it is close to home.”
Jason Michael McNaney and Reece Brown, both of Easington Colliery, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates Court last week charged with wounding in connection with the incident.
McNaney, 29, of Anthony Street, and Brown, 28, Bourne Street, both in Easington Colliery, have yet to enter pleas.
Justices transferred the proceedings to be heard at Durham Crown Court.
McNaney and Brown were remanded in custody until June 16.