Man set to appear in court charged over suspected stabbing at The Wheatsheaf pub in Sunderland

One man has been charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, common assault and possession of a bladed article.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 10:18 am

Police arrested three men, aged 37, 34 and 23 when they were called to The Wheatsheaf pub on North Bridge Street in Sunderland at around 10.15pm on Tuesday, May 18, following reports of a group of males fighting inside.

Officers have revealed on Thursday, May 20, that 34-year-old Daniel Barnes, of Esdale in Sunderland, has been charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, common assault and possession of a bladed article.

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One man has been charged following a suspected stabbing at the The Wheatsheaf pub.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle later today (May 20).

Police have confirmed that the 37-year-old man who was arrested has been released pending further inquires.

The 23-year-old man has also been released from police custody with no further action to be taken.

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Following the incident, the North East Ambulance Service took the injured male to the RVI where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Wheatsheaf remained closed on Wednesday, May 19 following the incident but have confirmed via social media that they will be reopening on Thursday, May 20.

Officers are urging anyone who may have information relating to the incident to contact them via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log 1177 180521.

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