A man has been charged with assaulting disabled pensioner Alan Barnes in Gateshead, for whom £300,000 was subsequently raised in donations.

From BBC News

Mr Barnes, 67, suffered a broken collarbone when he was knocked to the ground outside his home in Gateshead on 25 January.

An online fundraising campaign set up on his behalf by Katie Cutler raised £330,135.

Richard Gatiss, 25, of Gateshead, will appear before magistrates in the town on Tuesday.

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