A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in South Shields.
Shortly after 3am on Monday, December 23, police received a report that a 24-year-old man had been assaulted at an address on Whiteleas Way.
Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries consistent with a stabbing.
An investigation into the incident was launched and officers arrested two people – one man and one woman.
And on December 24, Michael Lawrence Wilson, 29, of no fixed abode was charged with attempted murder and robbery.
He was remanded in custody and appeared at Newcastle Combined Courts on December 26. Wilson entered no plea and the case is due to be heard at Newcastle Crown Court on January 23.
The 28-year-old woman received no further action.
Enquiries remain ongoing and Detective Inspector Sean McGuigan of Northumbria Police has thanked the community for their cooperation.
He said: “An incident like this is likely to shock the local community, but I would like to thank residents for the support they have given our officers during this investigation.
“I would like to reiterate this was an isolated incident with all parties involved thought to be known to each other.
“A man has now been charged with attempted murder and robbery but our investigation is very much ongoing. We are still keen on hearing from anyone with information about this incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting log 108 231219, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.