Three charged as man is critically injured

A man is in a critical but stable condition after an assault at the weekend.

The 34-year-old, who is believed to be homeless, was taken to Newcastle’s RVI following an assault in Robert Street in Blyth at 4.26pm on Saturday, February 8.

Kellyann Raisbeck, 21, of Robert Street, Blyth, Wayne Deluen, 24, of Pecket Close, Blyth, and Gavin Deluen, 22, of Dove Court, Cullercoats, have all been charged with wounding with intent to commit GBH.

The trio appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court on Monday, where their case was sent to Newcastle Crown Court. No pleas were entered.

The local community is now setting up an area in the Wallaw pub where people can leave messages of support for the victim.

Organiser Barry Hunter said: “I think this has shocked people to their core and having lived in Blyth all my life I’m shocked to hear this has happened.”

Superintendent Gillian Mitchell said: “Enquiries have been carried out to establish exactly what has happened.”

A spokesperson for Northumberland County Council said: “Our housing team offers on-going support and advice to anyone who finds themselves in this situation, and we work closely with partner agencies to achieve the best solution.

“We are aware of this incident and will continue to offer support to this gentleman at the appropriate time.”