Man charged after bank holiday weekend assault

19 Apr 2017 12:30 PM

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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a serious assault in Newcastle over the bank holiday weekend.

At around 7.20pm on Saturday, April 15, a 29-year-old man is believed to have been seriously assaulted on Wilfred Street near to the Byker Bridge.

He made his way to the underpass under the Swan House roundabout where he was found injured at around 8.50pm.

Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital where his condition is still described as critical.

Officers continue to investigate the incident and police have now appealed for any witnesses to the assault to get in touch.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with a section 18 assault and criminal damage and appeared before South east Magistrates Court in Bedlington on Tuesday morning.

He will next appear before Newcastle Crown Court on May 16.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information that may help the investigation, should contact police on 101 quoting log 1190 15/04/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.