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Emergency search for missing swimmer in River Wear

Search and rescue teams at Witton Park in Bishop Auckland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Emergency services are continuing to search for a missing male in the River Wear at Bishop Auckland.

The area at Paradise Park is popular with teenagers.

It is understood that several people have been rescued but one swimmer is still missing.

Officers are supporting the families involved.

Emergency services at the scene at Bishop Auckland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

River search near Bishop Auckland

Police say a search of the River Wear is taking place for a missing person.

The operation is centred on Paradise Park in the Witton Park area, west of Bishop Auckland.

Three people have been rescued from the river but it is understood that a fourth, who is believed to be male, is missing.

Police, fire, air ambulance personnel and fell rescuers are at the scene.

Durham Police say officers are supporting the families of those involved.


Two men wanted after woman and child approached on bus

Police want to trace these two men in connection with the incident on a bus in Newcastle Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police are appealing for information after a woman and child were approached by two men on a bus in Newcastle.

It happened on Thursday 7 May and police have released CCTV pictures of two men they want to speak to.

The men made abusive comments which made the woman and child feel threatened. They reported it to the driver, who ordered the men off the bus.

It is believed the pair may be from, or have links to, the Cowgate area. Anyone who recognises them is asked to contact the police.

Taking on the Great North 10k : in pictures

Thousands of people have turned out for the Great North 10k which has taken place on Gateshead quayside.

Billed as 'the North East's biggest 10k', the run started and finished at Gateshead International Stadium.

The event, which is in its seventh year, attracted crowds of spectators as runners passed the Sage Gateshead, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Millennium Bridge.

The run was started by local fundraiser Katie Cutler and Tracey Cramond, who was the millionth finisher at the Great North Run.

Thousands of runners took part Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The route took in some of Tyneside's best known sights Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Scores of Gurhkas were raising money for the Nepalese earthquake appeal Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Club runners, charity fundraisers and athletes took part Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
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