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Cars vandalised in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were vandalised in East Boldon over the weekend.

Four cars parked on North Road had their wing mirrors punched and kicked off overnight between Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March.

The vandalism is thought to have been done by a group of young people wearing hoodies between midnight and 12.30 am.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Shetland pony found dead in East Boldon

A small pony has been found dead by a member of the public in South Tyneside. A council team is looking at how to remove it but says it may be tomorrow morning before it can safely take it away.

We are aware of a Shetland-type pony on a private access road in East Boldon. We will now work to remove it and investigate what happened.

– South Tyneside Council