POLICE have charged a man with throwing a corrosive substance with intent to cause harm, possessing an offensive weapon and harassment following an incident two days ago.

The charges follow reports of a disturbance in the West Denton area of Newcastle on Thursday.

Peter Anthony Furness, 46 of Haydon Close in Newcastle appeared at Newcastle Magistrates Court today and has been remanded in custody.

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He will appear before Newcastle Crown Court on October, 9.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "This was an isolated incident."

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information should dial 101 and quote reference number 597 07/09/17.