Man appears in court charged with GBH in connection with Roker Avenue attack

A man has been remanded in custody after he faced three charges following an alleged assault on a 23-year-old victim in Roker Avenue on Thursday, April 8.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 6:01 pm
Armed police were called to the incident in Roker Avenue.

Chris Bezuidenhout, 33, of no fixed abode appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on, Monday, April 12.

The 33-year-old is charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, possessing a bladed article and intimidation of a person assisting an investigation.

The court remanded him in custody and adjourned the case until Monday, May 10, when it will go before Newcastle Crown Court.

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The Sunderland case was dealt with in South Shields at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

A 23-year-old victim was left injured in an alleged attack on Roker Avenue on Thursday, April 8 at 6.30pm.

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Mr Bezuidenhout will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Monday, May 10.

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