A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was found with injuries consistent with being stabbed last month.

Police received a report that a 53-year-old woman had been assaulted inside an address on June Avenue in Winlaton Mill, Gateshead, at 2pm on Friday, May 21.

Emergency services attended the scene and found the woman with injuries consistent with being stabbed. She was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

An investigation was launched by police to trace a named male who had fled the address after the incident.

The 53-year-old man was located a short time later near to the Redheugh Bridge in Gateshead with a number of serious injuries consistent with him falling from the bridge.

He was taken into hospital where he has remained under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.

The man was released from hospital on Monday and interviewed by police and he has now been charged in connection with the alleged assault.

Steven Wood, 53, of June Avenue, Winlaton Mill, has been charged with attempted murder and was remanded in custody to appear before magistrates sitting at Newcastle Crown Court today (Tuesday).

Detective Inspector Louise Jenkins, of Northumbria Police, says specialist officers are continuing to support the victim of the suspected stabbing.

She said: “We have continued to treat this is an isolated incident between two individuals who are known to each other.

“There has been no wider risk to the public but we have continued to carry out patrols in Winlaton Mill to offer reassurance to residents who may have any concerns.

“Both of those individuals involved in this incident have remained in a serious condition in hospital in recent weeks but none of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

“Specialist officers continue to support the victim and her family at this time and we would ask that the public continue to respect her privacy.

“Our investigation is ongoing so if anyone does have information that could assist our enquiries then please contact us immediately.”

If you can assist the investigation then you are asked to report it online at the Northumbria Police website quoting log 529 21/05/21.

You can also call police on 101 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.