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Funeral of Shane Tunney takes place on Teesside

Shane Tunney Credit: Cleveland Police

The funeral of Shane Tunney has been taking place on Teesside on Friday October 23.

The 24-year-old died from head injuries after he was attacked in Norton after a night out in June. He died just over a month later in hospital.

Seven males have been charged with murder.

The funeral cortège Credit: ITV News

Appeal to trace woman who made anonymous phone call in Shane Tunney investigation

Police have made a direct appeal to trace a woman who made an anonymous phone call from a telephone box in Billingham in connection with the Shane Tunney murder investigation.

Officers would like to appeal to the woman directly as it is believed she may have further information, which could assist the investigation.

The 24-year-old suffered severe head injuries after an attack on Holly Street in Norton on June 27th. He died almost five weeks later.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Young, said:

From enquiries we know that the call was made from a telephone box at South View, Billingham, at 10.32pm on Thursday 9th July.

I would urge the woman that made that call to contact police again as I believe that she may have further information which could assist this investigation. She can speak to me directly, by calling 101, or I can call her back if she wants to leave her contact details.

I also believe that there are still people in the wider community who have not yet come forward with information which could assist police.

– Steve Young

Seven males aged between 16 and 18 have appeared in court charged with murder.

Man arrested after North Tyneside robbery

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after an incident on Wednesday, September 30.

The alleged robbery took place around 10.45pm when an offender stole cash from the One Stop shop on Seatonville Road.

The man was arrested on the evening of Thursday, October 1, and remains in custody.

Police reassure public after five Newcastle robberies

Northumbria Police says it wants to reassure the public after five robberies took place in Newcastle within the last few days.

The force has issued an appeal for witnesses after a spate of robberies took place in the east end of the city since Tuesday, September 29.

Police are also investigating whether a robbery at Storrar Marine premises on Thursday, October 1, is linked to the previous incidents.

Two men reportedly entered the store on the Coast Road at around 5pm when they threatened staff and made off with cash and clothing.

The offenders are described as both white men in their late teens to early 20s. They are reported to have been wearing jackets and helmets with scarves. They fled the scene on a motorbike.

Police are carrying out extra patrols in the area and carrying out house to house enquiries.

"It is highly unusual to have a spate of similar offences in this area and we want to reassure people that we are focusing our resources on locating the offenders."

– Inspector Neil Brotherton, from Newcastle East Neighbourhood Policing Team

"We are keeping an open mind as to whether all the offences have been carried out by the same two offenders."

– Detective Inspector Helen Anderson, Northumbria Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191.

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