Police have cordoned off an area of Hillfield Street, Gateshead, where a woman's body was found last night.
Officers found the body of the 42-year-old woman inside a house on the street in Bensham at about 8:30pm on Friday, 19th December. Her death is being treated as suspicious.
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 42-year-old woman, who was found dead in Bensham, Gateshead.
Her body was found at an address in Hillfield Street at 8:30pm on Friday 19th December.
A man is in hospital after having what police believe to be acid thrown in his face. The 53-year-old man was attacked in a shop on Wellington Street in Gateshead on 13th April. Police say the two offenders and the victim know each other.
The first man is described as:
- In his 50s
- 6ft tall
- Medium build
- Long green trench coat
The second man:
- Between 25 - 30
- 5'8 tall
- Medium build
- Long dark hooded jacket
Three police officers and an engineer suffered serious injuries after a suspected gas explosion at a flat in Tyne and Wear.
The blast happened in Gateshead following reports of a smell of gas.
Neighbouring flats have been evacuated
The occupant of the flat in the Teams area had been passed into the care of paramedics when the blast happened.
Neighbouring flats have been evacuated, Northumbria Police said.
Three police officers and an engineer suffered serious injuries after a suspected gas explosion at a flat, a spokesman said tonight.
The blast happened shortly after officers were called to Marian Court in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, at around 5.30pm, following reports of a smell of gas.
They helped an elderly man to safety and while they were inside the property there was an explosion.
Northumbria Police said the male officers and the engineer's injuries were serious but not life-threatening and they were being treated at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.