Normanby attempted murder: Man charged after woman's throat cut

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was found on Teesside with knife wounds to her throat.

The 20-year-old woman was found at the old railway line near Flatts Lane, Normanby, at about 13:00 GMT on Monday.

She was taken to hospital and later discharged, police said.

A 20-year-old man was charged with attempted murder and possession of a bladed article. He will appear before Teesside Crown Court on 8 April.

BBC Tees

Weather

Middlesbrough

21 °C 15 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    Former Hartlepool mayor dies 12:48:

    Former Hartlepool mayor Gwynneth Hanson, 83, has died surrounded by family at her home in the Northumberland village of Shilbottle, Hartlepool Council says.

    Her husband Bryan, himself a former mayor who also served as leader of the council, died last year aged 81.

    The current mayor, Stephen Akers-Belcher, said: "I always think that Gwynneth was responsible for important developments in the town such as Summerhill Country Park which she pushed forward, and she was a great champion of culture and leisure facilities generally."

     
  2.  
    Road in Gateshead still closed 12:34:

    Ravensworth Road in Dunston is still closed in both directions between the Ellison Road junction and the Wellington Road junction because of a building fire earlier.

    One lane is closed on the A19 southbound in Thornaby-on-Tees between the A1130 Levick Crescent junction and the A174 junction because of a broken down vehicle.

    More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

     
  3.  
    Greggs sees profits rise 12:22:

    Newcastle-based pasty and sausage roll firm Greggs revealed higher profits today. Here we take a look at some of the figures:

    Greggs figures graphic
     
  4.  
    'Happy coincidence' 12:13: Matt Newsum BBC Sport

    Keith Nobbs has never seen his daughter Jordan play for England in the flesh.

    It is then a happy coincidence that he could do so for the first time on the very pitch he graced as a Hartlepool United player, for whom he played 327 times.

    Jordan Nobbs

    England's women play Sweden in a friendly at Victoria Park on 3 August as a prelude to their World Cup qualifier against Wales, and Jordan is in the 23-strong squad.

     
  5.  
    News on the hour 12:00:

    The top local headlines at 12:00 include:

     
  6.  
    'Tears in my eyes' 11:44: Jonathan Miles BBC Newcastle

    I've been speaking to Diana Weightman, mum of Commonwealth silver medallist and Alnwick lass Laura Weightman.

    She told me: "It's an unbelievable experience and feeling when you're in the stadium. [When she won] I had tears in my eyes. I knew she had the endurance and the stamina in her to go, and she went and it was unbelievable. I think she'll be celebrating with battered sausage and chips."

    The medal ceremony is due to take place at about 19:45.

     
  7.  
    Give us your feedback 11:33:

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

     
  8.  
    Writing with Journey South 11:21: The Gazette Newspaper
  9.  
    'Trying to be positive' 11:12:

    International monitors have once again failed to reach the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

    Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder were both killed in the tragedy almost two weeks ago.

    Barry Sweeney

    Liam's father Barry Sweeney said: "At the moment we don't know what's happened to Liam. There's still bodies that haven't come home. So hopefully, trying to be positive, he'll be inside one of the coffins that were brought back into Holland."

     
  10.  
    News on the hour 10:58:

    The top local headlines at 11:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: Liam Sweeney's dad, Barry, says he is still no closer to finding out where his son's body is.
    • BBC Tees: Two Durham Police officers are being investigated after they allegedly used a crowbar to kill an injured deer.
     
  11.  
    Pre-tax profits up at Greggs 10:41: The Journal Newspaper
  12.  
    On today's show 10:34: Jonathan Miles BBC Newcastle

    I'll be speaking to the most excited woman on the planet - Diana Weightman, the mum of Commonwealth Games silver medallist Laura Weightman.

    Jonathan Miles in a wedding dress

    But first... I know you are aghast at my fabulous countenance right now as I am in a wedding dress. Well all will be revealed after 11:00 on BBC Newcastle.

     
  13.  
    More on Dunston fire 10:22:

    A "large-scale" fire which was tackled by 40 firefighters at the former Metz Public House on Ravensworth Road in Dunston, Gateshead, has been extinguished.

    Mark Gerrard from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire appears to have started in the roof space of the building.

    Aftermath of fire in Gateshead

    "Due to the size, location and extent of the fire, crews faced difficult conditions and acted quickly to get the fire under control and to prevent it from spreading."

     
  14.  
    Police 'kill deer using crowbar' 10:10: BBC Tees

    Two police firearms officers from Durham Constabulary are being investigated after they allegedly used a crowbar to kill an injured deer in Tanfield Lea, Durham.

    They were dispatched to destroy the stricken animal in June, which had been injured on a road, but it has been reported that instead of using their firearms, the two officers used a crowbar to kill the large animal.

    The force confirmed the pair are now being investigated after the deer was "apparently not destroyed in the approved, humane manner" and said they have been moved to other duties.

     
  15.  
    News on the hour 09:59:

    The top local headlines at 10:00 include:

     
  16.  
    'Laura puts effort in' 09:50: Steve Cram BBC athletics expert & former CWG champion

    I am so proud of Laura. There are a lot of athletes who have so much talent and don't have to work so hard. But Laura really puts the effort in and is so easy for me to coach from that perspective.

    Watch the closing moments of the race.

    England's Laura Weightman stuns with silver in 1500m

    The two Kenyans are the best in the world, but if they have an off day you have to be ready to take that opportunity. Laura is a real scrapper.

     
  17.  
    Weightman wins first senior medal 09:37: Tom Fordyce Chief sports writer

    Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman, from Alnwick in Northumberland, capped a night of silver celebration for English athletes as her gutsy 1500m run brought her a first senior medal.

    The 1500m had been billed as one of the races of the Games, and of the home athletes it was Weightman who dealt with the pressure best.

    Laura Weightman celebrates

    Although Faith Kipyegon came past her on the back straight and went away for gold, Weightman dug in again over the closing 60m to hold off the fast-finishing Kate van Buskirk of Canada in 4:09.24.

     
  18.  
    More on Dunston fire 09:25:

    About 40 firefighters and seven appliances have been tackling what was originally a "large-scale" fire at a disused pub in Dunston, Gateshead, since about 03:20.

    The operation has since been scaled back, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue said. It has not yet been established how the fire started.

    Ravensworth Road in Gateshead is still closed in both directions between the Ellison Road junction and the Wellington Road junction.

     
  19.  
    Man charged over sex offences 09:15:

    A man has been charged after two incidents of indecent exposure in Ormesby and Coulby Newham.

    The 39-year-old has been charged with exposure, two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order. He will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court today.

     
  20.  
    Do you care if people swear? 09:06: Lisa McCormick BBC Tees

    Do people still care if you swear? Channel 4 had to apologise after broadcasting an episode of The Simpsons which featured Krusty the Clown swearing. Seven people complained to Ofcom about the cartoon, which was shown at 18:00.

    They've said it was down to human error. Let us know your thoughts by calling me on 01642 225511 or join the conversation on Facebook.

     
  21.  
    News on the hour 08:55:

    The top local headlines at 09:00 include:

     
  22.  
    Top headlines
     
  23.  
    Man dies from suspected drug reaction 08:42:

    A man has died from a suspected "fatal reaction" to a drug taken at a party in Newcastle, police have said.

    The 18-year-old was found disoriented in the street by police, who were called to Pinewood Close in Kingston Park at 13:40 yesterday after concerns were raised for his welfare.

    He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he later died. Police believe his death may be linked to a drug he may have taken at a party on Monday night.

     
  24.  
    First flamingo egg in eight years 08:31:

    The first flamingo egg in eight years has been laid at a wildlife centre in Wearside, according to the charity that runs it.

    Staff at the Washington Wetland Centre spotted the egg on Monday in one of the bird's nests.

    Flamingo

    It follows a project in which Chilean flamingo eggs were brought into the centre and humans reared the chicks. They were then integrated into the existing flock in the hope it would encourage natural breeding.

     
  25.  
    Fire being tackled in Gateshead 08:19:

    A fire at the derelict Cross Keys pub in Dunston, Gateshead, is being tackled by firefighters. Ravensworth Road in Gateshead closed in both directions.

    Paul McNeill tweets: @gillyhope1 cross keys in dunston, ravensworth rd closed

    Tackling fire in Gateshead
     
  26.  
    Pub building on fire 08:11:

    Ravensworth Road near the A1 in Gateshead is closed in both directions between the Ellison Road junction and the Wellington Road junction because of a fire at the Cross Keys pub, reports BBC Travel News.

     
  27.  
    Breezy and cloudy 08:06:

    It'll be breezy with variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells, with the best of these in the east. Cloud should be most abundant over the Pennines where occasional showers will occur, with these more likely to run eastwards during the afternoon with the odd heavier one possible.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 21C (70F). Check the forecast near you.

     
  28.  
    Good morning 08:00: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    Welcome to BBC Local Live, I'll be bringing you news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the North East.

    If you'd like us to feature your comments or pictures, send them to us by email, tweet us @BBCNewsNE or join our Facebook page.

     

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.