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Man in his 30s raped in North Shields

A man in his 30s has been raped in the Waterville Road area of North Shields.

It happened between 8:50pm and 10:45pm on Tueday, 28th October. Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

"Clearly this is an extremely distressing time for the victim and we're ensuring he has the support he needs.

"Detectives are carrying out enquiries in the area and local officers are conducting extra patrols to reassure residents and gather information.

"I'd urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area or who has information to contact police as soon as possible."

– Acting Detective Inspector Don Gibson, Northumbria Police


Two injured in helicopter incident in Northumberland

Two people have been taken to hospital after a helicopter came down heavily in Northumberland.

Police were called to the area south of Acklington and north of Red Row at about 1pm.

Police said two men who were in the helicopter had suffered minor injuries and have been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle as a precaution.

The Civil Aviation Authority have been informed.

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