9 December 2014, 07:36
A man's been charged over a stabbing in Fenham which left a woman in a critical condition in hospital.
The 42 year old's in court this morning.
The stabbing happened at a house on Lancercost Drive in Fenham on Sunday evening.
UPDATED Monday 8th December 2014 - 6am
Police were called at 5:50pm yesterday (Sunday, December 7th) to a report of disturbance at an address in Lanercost Drive in Fenham.
Police and paramedics found a woman with stab wounds to her back and chest.
She was taken to hospital where she is in a critical condition.
A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack and is currently in police custody.
It is believed the man and women were known to each other and extra officers are in the area to speak to, and reassure, local residents.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 992 07/12/14.