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Man critical after club assault

A teenager is critically ill after being assaulted at a nightclub in County Durham.

The 18-year-old from Glasgow was left unconscious near to the main dance floor at Escapades Nightclub, Gladstone Street, Darlington, on Saturday.

He was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook Memorial Hospital, where he is in a critical condition with a serious head injury.

A 17-year-old from Darlington was arrested and bailed after the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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