Tyne & Wear

Brothers charged in North Tyneside street attack

Two brothers have been charged after a teenager was injured in a street attack on North Tyneside.

The 19-year-old victim, who is autistic, was with his father in Malton Crescent, North Shields, when they were approached by a group of men on Monday.

Police said the teenager was treated in hospital for serious facial injuries.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with assault, his 21-year-old brother has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Both men are due to appear before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court later.

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