Man charged with attempted murder after attack in Sunderland
A man has been charged with attempted murder after an alleged assault at a Sunderland bar.
The incident took place at Bar Bloo, Derwent Street on 13 February at 8pm.
Emergency services who arrived at the scene found a man who had sustained serious neck injuries consistent with having been caused by a blade.
The man remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
Rory Witten, 39, of Stavordale Street, Seaham, County Durham, has since been charged with attempted murder and possession of a bladed article.
He is set to appear before magistrates Wednesday.
Detective Inspector Matt Steel, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is clearly an incredibly serious incident and we are continuing to offer the victim’s family any support they need.
“Over the last 48 hours, we have been carrying out a range of enquiries in the area and I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing patience and cooperation.
“I would also like to thank the team of officers who have been working tirelessly on this case, as well as everyone who has come forward with information to assist our enquiries.
“A man is now due to appear in court charged in connection with this incident, and I would ask the public to please refrain from any speculation – both on social media and in the wider community – that could jeopardise the legal proceedings.”
Anyone with information can contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220213-0983.
Sunderland suspend Jack Diamond after player is charged with rape and sexual assault
A Sunderland football player on loan to Lincoln FC has had his loan terminated after he was charged with rape.
Jack Diamond, 23, had been arrested after a sexual assault in Washington, Tyne and Wear, last year.
Northumbria Police launched an investigation, but have now charged him with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Lincoln City FC said the player’s loan contract had been terminated “with immediate effect”.
His home club, Sunderland AFC, said he had been suspended pending the outcome of legal proceedings.
In a statement, it said: “Sunderland AFC has been notified that criminal charges have been brought against Jack Diamond by the Crown Prosecution Service.”
“As this matter is subject to a legal process, the club will not be making any further statement at this time”.
The incident is alleged to have happened in May last year.
Mr Diamond, of Fatfield, also Washington, is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in May.
Paul O’Grady Dies Aged 67, Just Weeks After Newcastle Theatre Performance
TV presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady has died at the age of 67, just weeks after starring in a Newcastle theatre production.
The TV star, who was from Birkenhead on Merseyside, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening, a statement said.
His partner Andre Portasio made this statement: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.”
“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.
“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.
“I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.”
The TV star, starred in a theatre prodution of Annie just weeks ago in Newcastle as it returned to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal from March 7-11.
O’Grady starred as the role of Miss Hannigan, the head of the orphanage who hates children. He had been due to perform the show across the UK up until November this year.
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