Two charged after assault on elderly man in North Shields

Two people have been charged after an elderly man in a wheelchair was robbed and assaulted in North Shields.

A 71-year-old man was robbed at 6.35pm on Sunday, May 18, in the rear of Silkey’s Lane.

Police have charged two men with robbery, Simon Colclough, 38, of Bewick Court, Newcastle, and Deborah Archer, 34, of the same address, will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1069 of 18/05/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.