Two men have been charged following the robbery of and attack on a taxi driver in South Shields during the Easter weekend.
Northumbria Police officials received a report of the incident in the early hours on Saturday. The driver later presented himself at hospital notifying the police of an attack carried out by two male passengers.
The cab driver was also robbed of his cash totalling £130.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 3.07 am on Saturday we received a report of an assault on a taxi driver at Osborne Avenue, South Shields.
“The driver, who later brought himself to hospital, reported being assaulted by two male passengers who also stole £130 in cash.
“Two men, aged 30 and 21, were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of robbery. They have since been charged and were due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court yesterday (Tuesday)."