Teenager found critically ill in Durham nightclub

A teenager is critically ill with a head injury after being found lying in the toilets of a Durham nightclub.

Police sealed off and cleared K2 club in John Street, Consett, after being called in the early hours of Saturday.

The 18-year-old victim was taken to Newcastle General Hospital while police examined the scene.

A 23-year-old man from Consett has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Durham Police said it did not believe a weapon had been used.

A force spokeswoman said: "There is nothing to suggest the victim was involved in an altercation in the club.

"We are currently viewing CCTV footage and would appeal for anyone for information to get in touch."

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