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Appeal for information after dog stabbed on Tyneside

The RSPCA believe the black and white female Shih Tzu was stabbed Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA are appealing for information after a dog was stabbed in Hebburn.

A black and white female Shih Tzu was found with serious wounds late in the evening on Sunday (12th June) in the Prince Consort Road area.

She is currently being treated by local vets.

Anyone who knows anything about this is being urged to contact the RSPCA.

Credit: RSPCA

Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash in Hebburn

Police investigating a fatal collision in Hebburn are appealing for anyone who was near Riverside Park in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, April 9) to get in touch.

A 56-year-old man has died after being struck by a car on Victoria Road West.

Officers want to speak to anyone who saw a Silver Mercedes with extensive damage driving towards or away from Hebburn Riverside Park between 12.15am and 12.30am.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

Warning after prescription drugs stolen in supermarket

Police are warning people of the dangers of taking medication that is not prescribed to them after drugs were stolen from a South Tyneside supermarket.

The medication stolen including Amlodipine, Temazepam, Lamotrigine, Zomorph, Amitriptyline and Navakiragam.

It was taken from a person at the ASDA supermarket in Hebburn on the evening of Tuesday August 25th.

Some of the drugs have the potential to cause harm if taken by somebody it was not prescribed to and police are urging people to be on guard.

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Church turned into Buddhist centre in £500,000 refurbishment

A derelict church in Hebburn on Tyneside is being turned into a Buddhist meditation centre in a £500,000 refurbishment.

St Andrew's Church will become part of the Dhammakaya Meditation Centre. The Grade 2 listed building was built in 1872 by shipbuilding magnate Andrew Leslie of the famous Hawthorn Leslie shipyard.

For a full report click below.

Phra Sander, one of the monks at the centre, explained how he became a Buddhist and why the centre had been set up in Hebburn. Click below for an extended interview.

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