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19 December 2011, 08:21
A man's been charged with robbery after a shopkeeper was stabbed in a raid on a shop in Wallsend
The shopkeeper who is 30 was found lying on the floor of Rosehill General Store on Northumberland Terrace on Saturday evening by a customer.
The customer, who gave first aid to the shopkeeper, called police who then arranged for the 30 year old to go to hospital. He had been knifed in the chest and is in a stable condition.
22 year old Daniel Girdlestone of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery.
Two other men, aged 25 and 26 from the local area, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and have now been bailed pending further enquiries.
North Tyneside Chief Superintendent Steve Neill said: "This was a violent robbery which is out of character for this area.
"I would like to reassure local residents and the business community in Wallsend that we are taking steps to quickly bring those responsible for this incident to justice.
"As part of this we have increased patrols in the area and I would encourage local residents or business owners to speak to one of their neighbourhood officers if they have any concerns."