A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after an alleged stabbing at St Nicholas Hospital in Gosforth.

Shortly after 12.20pm on Tuesday (May 11), officers were called after a man had sustained injuries to his neck and back consistent with a bladed article.

An investigation was launched and now a 42-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court today (May 12).

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The victim was taken to hospital but has since been discharged and continues to recover at home.

Now legal proceedings are active, the public are asked to avoid any speculation – in public or on social media- that could impact the case.

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