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Gateshead homes evacuated after "shell" is found

Homes in the Dunston area of Gateshead remain empty after residents were ordered to leave.

It happened after a suspected explosive shell was found in an outhouse shortly after 11am.

Cordon is set up around homes where a suspect explosive shell was found. Credit: ITV News
These homes in Dunston have been evacuated. Credit: ITV News

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Dunston Football Club wrecked in suspected arson attack

It is thought vandals broke into the ground yesterday and set fire to the main stand.
It is thought vandals broke into the ground yesterday and set fire to the main stand. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The main stand at Dunston Football Club in Gateshead has almost been destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

It is thought vandals broke into the ground yesterday and set fire to the main stand. Seats melted in the blaze.

More than £20,000 worth of damage has been caused.

Suspected arson at Dunston Football Club

The main stand at Dunston Football club has been almost completely destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

It is thought that vandals broke into the club's ground yesterday and set fire to the main stand, melting seats in the blaze.

It has been estimated that the fire caused more than £20,000 worth of damage.

The destroyed football stand at Dunston.
The destroyed football stand at Dunston. Credit: ITV
It is thought the fire was started by vandals Credit: ITV

Cars abandoned on flooded roads

As the rain continues to pour, drivers are abandoning their cars.

In Dunston, Gateshead, roads are flooded with up to 3ft of water. Some motorists in the area were rescued by police, jumping from their cars onto police vans.

Dunston
Dunston Credit: ITV
Police rescue stranded motorists
Police rescue stranded motorists Credit: ITV
Traffic builds up
Traffic builds up Credit: ITV
Police cut off roads
Police cut off roads Credit: ITV

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Two Northern League teams at Wembley

Two Northern League football teams, Dunston UTS and West Auckland, contest the FA Carlsberg Vase final at Wembley today. It's the first time since 1954 that two North-East sides will have met at Wembley.

It's also only the third time in FA Vase history that two teams from the same league have played one another in the final and the eighth time in the past 16 years that the Northern League will have provided at least one of the Vase finalists.

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