Man charged over metal-bar attack

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A MAN has been charged after a trader was attacked with a metal bar in his South Tyneside shop.

John Mark Davison, 38, of Dene Avenue, Newcastle, was due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court this morning, facing a charge of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Police were called to body piercing studio Northern Lights in Dean Road, South Shields, on Monday afternoon after reports of a fight.

Two men were taken to hospital with head injuries.

Police renewed an appeal for anyone with information to call on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.