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Police confirm body found in 'undergrowth' of park

Northumbria Police have confirmed that at 11:30am this morning police were informed a body had been found in undergrowth at Newburn Riverside Park in Newcastle. Police are in the area and a cordon is in place. Enquiries are being carried out to establish the circumstances.

A cordon is likely to remain in place until tomorrow evening.

A cordon is in place around Newburn Riverside Park to allow us to establish how the body came to be in the park and the circumstances around this death.

Officers will be in the area and we hope to keep disruption to those wishing to use the park to a minimum. If anyone has any concerns we would urge them to speak to a local officer on patrol.

– Newcastle Chief Inspector Ali Best

Newcastle teen due in court on weapons charges

An 18-year-old man will appear in court today accused of possessing five pipe bombs and a firearm.

Liam Lyburd, of Hamilton Place, Arthur's Hill in Newcastle, has been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life, and five counts of possessing an explosive substance, namely a pipe bomb, with intent to endanger life.

He will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates Court at 10am. Northumbria Police said in a statement that there was intent to cause serious harm at Newcastle College on November 3.

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Teenager arrested for possession of explosives after Newcastle bomb scare

An 18-year-old white man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life after a bomb scare in the west end of Newcastle.

Residents were given ten minutes to leave their homes on Hamilton Crescent, just off Stanhope Street this afternoon, and told to take pets with them.

Fifty people are still not allowed to return, with many seeking shelter at Moorside Primary school.

Police could not confirm when the cordon may be lifted.

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Pictures and latest: Evacuation in Newcastle

Cordoned off area at Arthur's Hill, Newcastle. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Our reporter at the scene of an incident in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle says hundreds have been evacuated.

A centre has been set up at Moorside Primary School to accommodate them.

The bomb squad arrived on the scene at about 4pm today (November 3).

There are police vans, police dogs and ambulances on site at the massive cordon on Hamilton Place.

People have been evacuated from Arthur's Hill, Newcastle. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Northern England cities inspired by Scotland campaign

The passion stirred up by the Yes campaign in Scotland has inspired similar feelings among some in northern England's larger cities.

In Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, there is a growing sense that they too, should be given more powers to self-govern.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports:

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