Tyne & Wear

Teenager charged over attack on boy near Annitsford

A teenager has been charged after a boy was found beaten and burned by a road in North Tyneside.

The 16-year-old victim was found wandering near the A198 Annitsford roundabout on Saturday morning.

He had suffered a fractured cheekbone, facial injuries and body burns. He was treated and released from hospital.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and will appear before magistrates later.

A 13-year-old boy has also been arrested and bailed in connection with the attack.

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