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Police have condemned five attacks on officers in Newcastle over the weekend and say that such behaviour is " completely unacceptable".
A police officer is in hospital tonight after he and two of his colleagues had the chemical ammonia thrown over them in Newcastle. In a separate incident in South Shields, an officer was knocked unconscious as she tried to make an arrest.
Northumbria Police says it's a disgrace that officers are attacked while protecting the public. Watch Julia Barthram's report.
Policing can be a dangerous job, according to Detective Superintendent Steve Howes from Northumbria Police. He spoke to ITV Tyne Tees as fellow-officer was detained in hospital with burns to his eye, after an incident involving ammonia.
A man and a woman have been charged, after an incident in Newcastle which involved ammonia, and saw three police officers taken to hospital.
One of officers was treated for burns to his eye after the chemical was allegedly thrown at them.
Three members of the public, two women and a man, were also treated in hospital for burns.
The man has what has been described as a serious eye injury.
It happened after officers were called to reports of a disturbance in the Muswell Hill area of the city on Friday night.
Donna Marie Tams, who is 30 and from Dene Avenue in, Lemmington, Newcastle, has been charged with affray.
39 year old Michael Malone, from Betts Avenue in Newcastle has also been charged with affray.
They are both due to appear before Newcastle magistrates on Monday morning.
Three police officers have been taken to hospital after ammonia was thrown at them.
One of the officers received treatment for a burn to his eye, and the other two were discharged.
It follows an incident when the police received reports of a disturbance in the Muswell Hill area of Newcastle.
At 11.57pm on Friday officers arrived at an address to make an arrest, and the chemical substance was thrown at them.
A man and a woman have been arrested.