A man is due in court today charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Northallerton on Tuesday.

Police said last night a 57-year-old man has been charged and will appear before magistrates this morning.

Officers were called to reports a person had been stabbed with a needle on Zetland Street just after 2.30pm on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "The victim suffered serious injuries but has responded well to treatment in hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery."


Detective Inspector Louise Pegg, of Hambleton CID, added: “This was a very serious incident that has understandably concerned people in Northallerton and the surrounding communities. I am pleased that we have now been able to charge a suspect in this case and our investigation will continue.

“I would like to thank the local community for their initial response to this incident and their co-operation as we conducted enquiries immediately after.


“It’s important to stress that we are treating this as an isolated incident, and I urge anyone who has any concerns to speak to officers on patrol or visit the front counter at our Force Headquarters in Northallerton town centre.”