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Bomb disposal team in South Shields

There is a heavy police presence in the area Credit: ITV

A number of properties in South Shields have been evacuated and bomb disposal experts are at the scene, after suspicious items were found.

Police arrived at the scene at 4am and a cordon is currently in place at Lake Avenue.

Emergency services and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will identify the items and dispose of them.

There is not believed to be any danger to the wider public.

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