Men charged after stabbing in street

Two men have been charged after a man was stabbed in a Blyth street.

A 23-year-old man suffered a stab would at 4.36am on Saturday, June 21 in Balfour Street.

The victim was taken to the RVI for treatment.

Ben David Chesney, 22, of Disraeli Street in Blyth, and Mark Craggs, 30, of Laburnum Avenue in Blyth, have both been charged with wounding with intent.

They appear at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Police are also investigating after a 31-year-old man suffered a head injury on Cowpen Road at 9.52pm on Saturday.

Police are carrying out enquiries to establish how he came about his head injury and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information or who was in the Cowpen Road or surrounding area last night is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1364 21/06/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.