Teen faces court.
A teenager who gave himself up to police after a 24-hour search was due in court today.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly threatened police with a Samurai samurai (sä'mrī`), knights of feudal Japan, retainers of the daimyo. This aristocratic warrior class arose during the 12th-century wars between the Taira and Minamoto clans and was sword, during a dispute in Chester-le-Street on Sunday.
He has been charged with two counts of criminal damage and one of affray A criminal offense generally defined as the fighting of two or more persons in a public place that disturbs others.
The offense originated under the Common Law and in some jurisdictions has become a statutory crime. . He was also charged with burglary at an address in Fence Houses, Houghton-le-Spring, earlier this month.
The teenager was due at Peterlee Magistrates' Court.
He gave himself up just before midnight on Monday in the nearby village of Bournmoor.