A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a missing 10-year-old girl was found with serious injuries in Teesside

Police confirmed that the girl had been found as a result of a serious search operation, following reports she had gone missing from her home.

A police spokeswoman said the girl was in a serious but stable condition at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The teenager is due to appear in court after being charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.