A man has been charged after pig’s head was nailed to the door of a North East pub. 

Police received a report of suspicious activity at the Coach and Horses on Durham Road in Birtley, near Chester-le-Street, at 6.45am on Saturday August 12.

It was reported that a vehicle had pulled up outside the premises and two pigs’ heads were left at the scene.

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One of the heads was nailed to the front door of the Coach and Horses and the other was attached to a road sign nearby.

Police immediately launched an investigation into the incident and a man was arrested.
Lennon Stewart, 20, of Turfside, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, has since been charged with a public order offence.
He is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday).