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Major Metro line closures start next month

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There are to be major line closures on North Tyneside as track replacement work takes place.

It'll mean the lines between Benton and Monkseaton will be closed for 15 days from the 23rd July (Saturday) to the 6th of August (Saturday)

Stations including Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay will stay open this time, after work was completed there earlier in the year.

There will be a frequent replacement bus service in operation during the closure for all passengers who would otherwise use the Metro between Benton and Monkseaton.

Find out more about the closures here


Mother and son laid to rest

A mother and son believed to have been killed in their home have been laid to rest after a funeral service in North Tyneside.

Family and friends turned out to pay their respects to Ray Patterson, who was 61, and his 82-year-old mother Clara at St Bartholomew's Church in Forest Hall today.

They were killed at their home in Benton on 11 February. Glen Patterson, their son and grandson, has been charged with their murder.

Glen Patterson court appearance coverage

Correspondent Gregg Easteal is covering the court appearance of Glen Patterson, the man accused of the murder of his father and grandmother. Follow Gregg on Twitter @GreggEastealITV

Man accused of murdering his father and grandmother remanded in custody

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering his father and his grandmother. Glenn Patterson, 25, appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court after being charged with the murder of Clara Patterson, 82, and Ray Patterson, 61.

Glen Patterson of Front Street, Benton, North Tyneside, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Newcastle Crown Court later this month.

Man due in court charged with murder of father and grandmother

A 25-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with the murders of his father and grandmother at their home on North Tyneside.

The bodies of the Clara Patterson, 82, and Ray Patterson, 61, were discovered at the house on Front Street in Benton on Tuesday evening.

Glen Patterson, of Front Street, Benton, has been charged with two counts of murder, and remanded in custody.


Appeal after woman assaulted in Benton

Police would like to speak to this man in relation to the assault Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information after an assault in North Tyneside.

A 57-year-old woman was pushed over by a man in Asda on Whitley Road in Benton.

Officers have today released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.

Anyone who recognises this man is asked to contact police on 101.

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