Tyne & Wear

Man charged over attack on Houghton-le-Spring fire crew

A man has been charged after firefighters were attacked as they tackled a house blaze on Wearside.

Four members of the Tyne and Wear crew were hurt in the incident in Houghton-le-Spring on Wednesday night, with one needing hospital treatment.

A 34-year-old man from the Houghton area has been charged with common assault. He is due to appear at Sunderland Magistrates' Court on 9 May.

Northumbria Police said two people had been reported for summons.

The crew members suffered head and facial injuries.

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