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Man found dead in North Tyneside named by police

Northumbria Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the death of a North Tyneside man.

He has now been named as 39-year-old Anthony Hampton from David Street in Wallsend.

Mr Hampton was found outside his address in David Street, Wallsend at approximately 8.00pm on Monday, October 5. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by ambulance but was confirmed dead at the hospital.

A 40-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains in custody. Officers are treating this as an isolated incident. It is believed that the victim and the arrested man are known to each other.

Vandals cause damage to six cars on one street

Six cars have been damaged in a street in South Tyneside after yellow paint was sprayed or splattered onto the vehicles.

The damages happened between 7.30pm on Saturday October 3 and 9am on Sunday October 4 in Bede Terrace in East Boldon.

Extra patrols are in the area as police speak to people to gather information, officers will also be offering residents reassurance and providing a visible deterrent to further offences.


New Chief Executive of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust begins

Credit: South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

The new Chief Executive of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Steve Williamson, has pledged to lead the organisation in improving the health of local people.

Mr Williamson has taken over from Lorraine Lambert, who retired after 36 years of dedicated NHS service, 18 of those as Chief Executive in South Tyneside.

Lorraine is a hard act to follow but, as a result of her efforts working with our fantastic staff over the years, the Trust is in a strong position going forward to deliver an exciting agenda of integrated health and social care development and I look forward to building upon her great legacy."

– Steve Williamson


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