Newcastle Central Station: Two teenagers charged after alleged stabbing

Two 19-year-old men have been charged after two people suffered injuries needing hospital treatment in an alleged stabbing last week.

Two teenagers have been charged after an alleged stabbing at Newcastle Central Station last week.

Two people were hospitalised after an incident at the train station that took place at around 1:10 am on Friday, December 30.

An off-duty nurse nearby came to the help of the wounded victims until police officers and ambulance crews arrived at the scene to take them to hospital. The injuries sustained were not deemed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Two teenagers were arrested at the scene and have now subsequently been charged, the British Transport Police have confirmed.

Stephen Manjelo, of Belford Avenue in Shiremoor, has been charged with grievous bodily harm. Cameron Gatherar, of West Denton, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. Both are 19 years old.

On New Year's Eve, a spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 1:10 am yesterday (30 December) to reports of an alleged assault near to Central Station.

Newcastle Central Station
Newcastle Central Station
Newcastle Central Station

"We dispatched two paramedic ambulances, a specialist paramedic and a paramedic officer. The first crew arrived on scene to support an off-duty nurse who had stopped to help.

"We treated two patients before taking them to hospital."

Stephen Manjelo and Cameron Gatherar will appear in court at a later date.