Tyne & Wear

Man charged with attempted murder of Hexham woman

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of an elderly woman in Northumberland.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said the incident took place on Wednesday in the woman's home in the Southside area of Hexham.

She was taken to Hexham General Hospital where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries and was released a few hours later.

The 51-year-old man is due to appear at Newcastle Magistrates Court later.

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