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Multi-vehicle accident in Blaydon causing delays

Five vehicles have been involved in a road traffic collision in Blaydon. It is not thought that anyone involved has been seriously injured, though fire crews are cutting one person free from a car.

People are advised to avoid the area due to delays - one Southbound lane on Chain Bridge road is closed.

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Armed robbery at Blaydon supermarket

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a Gateshead supermarket.

It happened at around 8.15 this morning (Wednesday 17 December) at the Morrisons supermarket in The Precinct in Blaydon. It is thought that two men stole a cash box from a security guard driver outside an ATM machine. One of the men was armed with a handgun, the other with a cosh.

One of the men was wearing high visibility trousers and a woollen hat. The second was wearing a dark-coloured balaclava and a light-coloured top.

No one was injured during the robbery but staff were shocked.

Police are asking for members of the public to contact them with relevant information. Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

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