Multi vehicle RTC east bound on Chainbridge Rd in Blaydon. Police + fire services at scene. One lane closed - causing delays. Avoid area.
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.
The A695 Crawcrook Bypass is closed both ways due to overturned lorry between Greenside Road Roundabout and B6315 Woodside Lane.
A lorry has overturned on the North East corner of the roundabout. This will affect traffic between Prudhoe and Blaydon.
A seven-year-old boy who had been reported missing in Blaydon has been found.
Police have confirmed that Joe Coxon is safe and well.
Police have found missing seven-year-old Gateshead boy Joe Coxon safe and well. The public are thanked for their help.
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The A695 Chain Bridge Road is closed westbound because of a burst water main between A69 and B6317 Chainbridge Road.
It is shut heading from the river towards Blaydon.
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.
A man has died after he was hit by a car in Blaydon.
It happened on Blaydon Bank near Alice Street around 4.30pm on Tuesday (26 November).
The 36-year-old was taken to hospital but has died from his injuries.
The A1 (Western Bypass) is closed in both directions - slow traffic due to an accident between the B6317 (Swalwell Turn Off) and the A694 / A69 (Blaydon / Consett Turn Off).
The road is expected to be closed for some time.
Diversion: Southbound via solid square signs, Northbound using local routes.