A second person was due in court accused of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in a suspected early morning attack.

As previously reported on ChronicleLive, at just before 4am on September 11, police were called to Spencer Street, in North Shields, by the ambulance service.

Officers found a 35-year-old man with what police have described as "injuries consistent with a stabbing".

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He was taken to hospital with serious injuries but survived.

Earlier this month, Jessica Whinham appeared before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court charged with the attempted murder of Paul Binks.

Spencer Street in North Shields where a man was found with stab wounds

The 20-year-old, of Saville Street, in North Shields, was remanded in custody until her next appearance in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court next month.

Now, police have charged a second person in connection with the alleged attack.

Jon Hamblin, 42, of Stirling Drive, in North Shields, who has also been charged with attempted murder, was due before magistrates in North Tyneside on Tuesday.

However, because he suffers from mobility issues and the court doesn't have disabled access for those appearing in custody, his case was transferred to Teesside Magistrates' Court.

Earlier this month, a couple who live on Spencer Street told ChronicleLive how they helped the victim when he came to their door asking for help.

Harleen and Rex Werewolf from North Shields who helped to save a man's life after a stabbing

Harleen and Rex Werewolf were up listening to music when they heard someone banging on their front door.

And Harleen applied pressure to the stranger's wounds while Rex phoned for an ambulance.

Harleen, 28, said: "I don’t know how I stayed so calm, but I just did. I just didn’t like the idea of someone dying if we could help.

"My mind was all over the place. I told Rex to call an ambulance and I took him into the front room. I grabbed a tea towel and told him to hold that where the wound was and to put pressure on it. Hopefully somebody is still breathing because of what we did.”

And Rex, 33, added: “Harleen saved that man’s life. I was so proud of her. I love her to bits.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police by calling 101 and quoting the log number NP-20210911-0167.

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