Tyne & Wear

Woman charged with attempted murder after North Shields stab attack

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in North Tyneside.

The alleged attack on another woman took place in Malton Crescent, North Shields, on Friday at about 13:00 GMT.

Simonik Da Costa, 41, of Charlotte Street, Wallsend, was also charged with common assault and possession of an offensive weapon.

She was remanded in custody and will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The injured woman was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary and was said to be in a stable condition.

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