Man due in court over 'targeted attack' on Birtley pub

A man has been charged with a public order offence following an incident at the Coach and Horses pub in Birtley in August. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A man has appeared in court following a targeted attack on a pub which saw two pig heads pinned to the door.

The incident was reported at the Coach and Horses in Birtley, near Gateshead at about 6:45am on Saturday 12 August.

Police investigating the incident at the venue in Durham Road said a man was arrested and has now been charged.

A 20-year-old man from Gateshead appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 13 December charged with a public order offence.

Lennon Stewart, of Turfside, Leam Lane Estate, is next due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 11 January.

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