Tyne & Wear

Man charged with attempted murder over Hendon sword attack

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was badly hurt in an attack with a sword.

Police were called to Villette Road, Hendon, Sunderland, on Thursday night, where a 25-year-old woman was found with a serious hand injury.

A 28-year-old man, who has also been charged with aggravated burglary, is due to appear before Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

The woman has been released from hospital.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary has been released with no further action, Northumbria Police said.

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