Man suffers '˜significant' injuries as South Shields duo are charged with false imprisonment
A 23-year-old was found with '˜significant' head injuries following an attack in South Shields.
Two have appeared in court charged with false imprisonment and assault and have been remanded in custody.
Police described his injuries as “significant, but not life threatening.”
Officers were called to Dock Street in Tyne Dock, South Shields, on Sunday morning after a 23–year–old man was discovered with head injuries.
Paramedics arrived at the scene at 8.27am and he was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields for treatment.
Damian Cameron Sweet, 18, of Whitehead Street and Liam Thomas Snaith, 22, also of Whitehead Street in Tyne Dock, were later arrested and charged with false imprisonment and wounding with intent.
They both appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Monday and were remanded in custody.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Two men were both charged with false imprisonment and wounding with intent.
“The charges follow an incident in Dock Street during the early hours of Sunday morning.
“A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital with significant, but not life threatening, injuries.”
The North East Ambulance Service said they arrived at the scene within two minutes after the call for help was raised.
A spokeswoman said: “We attended the Whitehead Street area of Tyne Dock at 8.27am on Sunday to assistant a man with head injuries.
“We dispatched one ambulance crew and our hazardous area response teams.
“We were on the scene within two minutes and the man was taken to South Tyneside Hospital for treatment.”
Sweet and Snaith are due before Newcastle Crown court on September 5.