A MAN has appeared in court accused of attacking and stealing from a South Tyneside woman and being armed with a screwdriver.
Adam Reay is charged with seven offences linked to the same victim.
He appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates Court accused of an aggravated burglary at an address in Hylton Avenue, South Shields, on Wednesday.
Reay, 22, is alleged to have attempted to cause grievous bodily harm to a woman inside and to have had a screwdriver in his possession at the time.
He is also accused of two separate assaults on the same woman on the previous day.
Reay is further accused of stealing a Barclays Bank card from the same woman and of fraud by false representation after allegedly using the card intending to make a gain of £100, both on Tuesday.
On the same day, he is also charged with damaging a mobile phone and flat screen TV worth a combined £310 belonging to the woman.
Reay also faces another charge of making a false 999 call to police on Wednesday
He entered no pleas to the charges during a short hearing and all matters were sent to Newcastle Crown Court.
Reay, whose address was given at Westmorland Road, Newcastle, was remanded in custody until March 28.