Demolition day for Newburn flats

Spencer Court roof
The final roof section is removed from the building Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Work started today to demolish the block at Spencer Court in Newburn. Many of the residents' possessions were still inside.

The block was condemned a month ago, when a culvert collapsed. and the deluge washed away the building's foundations.

Newburn flooding
The Spencer Court building after last month's flooding Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Nobody was allowed back inside to collect belongings.

This morning, demolition workers did their best to salvage whatever they could.

Salvage operation at Spencer Court
Demolition workers try to salvage residents' belongings Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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