Boy, 16, charged over attack on 10-year-old Stockton girl

A teenager has been charged after a 10-year-old girl was found injured on Teesside.

The girl was discovered following a major search operation on Friday, two hours after she was reported missing from her Stockton home.

Cleveland Police said the 16-year-old boy had been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

A force spokeswoman said the girl was in a serious, but stable condition at Newcastle's Royal Victory Infirmary.

The teenager is due in court later.

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