*Davey Patterson has since been traced. Aaron Drummond remains outstanding. *

Have you seen Aaron Drummond and Davey Patterson? 

We would like to speak to them in connection with a serious assault in Darlington on Friday (July 17). 

The incident happened in Gilling Crescent at around 6.30pm and left the victim with serious injuries after he was attacked with a knife. 

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition. 

Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail. 

Detective Inspector Craig Rudd, of Darlington CID, said: “I believe these two men are being assisted to avoid police.    

“It is vitally important that those people are aware that assisting a suspected offender is a criminal offence and they will be prosecuted.  

“I would encourage anyone who has information regarding their current location to contact us as soon as possible.” 

Aaron, 21, is described as being white, of slim build with short light brown hair, and is approximately 5ft 7in tall. 

Davey, 27, is described as being white, of slim build and is around 5ft 7in tall. He also has his name ‘Davey’ tattooed on his neck and a tribal symbol on his right hand. 

If you know where they are, please call us on 101, quoting incident number 388 of July 17. 

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.