Tyne & Wear

Man charged over Burradon Primary School hammer attack

Scene of Burradon Primary School attack
Image caption Council officials said no children witnessed the incident

A man has been charged after a woman was left badly injured in a hammer attack outside the Tyneside primary school where she worked.

Police said the 21-year-old victim was found in the car park of Burradon Primary School in North Tyneside at lunchtime on Thursday.

North Tyneside Council said no pupils at the school witnessed the incident.

Police said a 23-year-old man was arrested near the scene and later charged with wounding with intent.

The woman, understood to be a supply teacher, was released from hospital after treatment to injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

No-one else was hurt in the incident.

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