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Warning to Boldon bikers

People in South Tyneside are being urged by Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner to report nuisance motorbikers.

Officers have been carrying out extra patrols to tackle anti-social use of motorbikes. It follows complaints about high speeds in the Reginald Street and Sidney Street areas of Boldon Colliery.

"Additional patrols are taking place and we’re working with partners to prevent offences and reduce speeding in the area. "We're working to identify which bikes are involved and who the riders are to ensure they are spoken to and if necessary take positive action – such as seizing the bike and taking enforcement action against the person responsible. "We're keen to tackle the issues of most concern to residents and I'd urge anyone with information to get in touch with us."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Hudson

"I'm committed to tackling anti-social behaviour in all its forms and the illegal use of motorbikes can put people’s lives at risk. "Complaints have been received about the use of bikes in this area, mainly during the day and early evening, and I welcome the police efforts to identify those involved and take positive action. "The help of the public is vital and I’d urge residents to report information about the bikes and people involved so action can be taken to address the issue."

– PCC Vera Baird

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Woman tied up and left overnight

A woman is recovering after a man broke into a South Tyneside club and left her tied up over night.

He broke into The Club on Station Road, Boldon Colliery, last night and threatened a 32-year-old woman before tying her up.

The woman was not found until 7am this morning. She has been taken to hospital as a precaution.