Man in court following alleged assault on woman

A 43-year-old man has appeared before North Staffordshire magistrates today charged with wounding a woman following an alleged assault in Cheadle on Tuesday.

Michael Pearson, of no fixed address, is charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding a woman with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.

The incident is alleged to have taken place in Charles Street in the town centre.