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.