24/04/2006

Teens in court over park assault

Two teenagers are due to appear in court charged with the alleged assault of a man in a park in Newcastle at the weekend.

The 45-year-old man, reported to be an Iranian asylum seeker, was attacked in Walker Park on Friday night.

He is still in hospital and is understood to be in a serious condition.

Williams Day and Gary Shaun Smith, both aged 18, from Walker, Newcastle are due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates on Monday.

Northumbria Police have appealed for any witnesses to the attack to contact them.

(KMcA/CD)

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