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Sitcom Hebburn axed: Fans react

BBC Two have confirmed the Tyneside based comedy will not return for a thrd series.

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Sadly #Hebburn will not be returning to the BBC. Lovely to see @jasonmarkcook dealing with it wonderfully and all the great comments too.

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Gutted about #Hebburn I'm sure there's more to come though from @jasonmarkcook et al.

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So upset to hear that @hebburntvshow isn't going to be renewed for a 3rd series! It was nice to see my little hometown on the telly #Hebburn

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BBC axe sitcom 'Hebburn'

The BBC have axed the sitcom Hebburn.

The show, which stars Vic Reeves and Chris Ramsey, ran for two series on BBC Two.

It has now been confirmed that a third series will not go into production.

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Just so everyone knows, the BBC will not be renewing “Hebburn" for a third series. We’ve had such a great (cont) http://t.co/uZkYF6ROP0

In a statement on Twitter show creator Jason Cook said:

"Just so everyone knows, the BBC will not be renewing “Hebburn" for a third series. We’ve had such a great time making series 1 and 2 and I’d like to thank the BBC for allowing us to do this.

"The team that made “Hebburn" were so committed to it and those both in front of and behind the camera were what made “Hebburn” so special.

"It was such an honour to be able to put my little hometown on TV and to show the country and little bit of tyneside with some of the best actors I could ever have dreamed of.

"The response from fans all over the world has been overwhelming with “Hebburn" being shown in Australia, Canada, America and all over Europe. But now we have to move on to new projects and I’m looking forward to doing more stuff with the “Hebburn” team as soon as possible!"

Attempted robbery at Hebburn post office

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at a post office in South Tyneside.

Two men attempted to enter the shop on Finchdale Road in Hebburn shortly after 6.30am this morning.

When they found that the door was locked, they then returned to their dark-coloured vehicle before driving off.

No one was injured and nothing was stolen.

Police are appealing for witnesses - and for anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious - to get in contact with them on the non-emergency 101 number.

Police appeal over damaged cars in Hebburn

Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were damaged in Hebburn.

Around six vehicles parked in Canning Street, Mountbatten Avenue, Solway Road and Victoria Road had their wing mirrors and windscreens damaged. The incidents are understood to have happened between midnight on January 17 and 1am on January 18.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Police investigate South Tyneside rape

Police in Hebburn are investigating after a woman reported being raped after getting in a car for a lift home.

The woman, in her 20s, accepted a lift from a man in a dark car after leaving the Caledonian pub in Lyon Street. Officers want to hear from anyone who saw the car between 1 am and 3 am on Saturday, September 21.

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Police called after gun shots heard in South Tyneside

Police officers and a police helicopter were called to an allotment in Hebburn after reports of gun shots.

The shots were heard in the Waterside Park allotments at around 3.20pm yesterday.

After extensive enquiries, police say there is no evidence of any firearms and no reports of injuries.

"We understand the concern that the use of firearms causes to our community and take all reports of this nature extremely seriously."

– Chief Superintendent Gordon Milward, Northumbria Police

Witness appeal after Hebburn car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Hebburn where a man was taken to hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.

The crash happened just after 10.30 this morning (Wednesday 13 March) on Hedgley Road in Hebburn and involved a Citroen Xsara. No other vehicles were involved.

A 56-year-old man has been taken to South Tyneside Hospital.

A small section of road has been closed to allow for a crash investigation to take place.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number.

Man arrested after woman dies in Hebburn

A man has been arrested after a woman died in Hebburn just after four o'clock yesterday (December 17th).

Officers were called to the address in Dorset Avenue in Hebburn after an 86-year-old woman is thought to have died suddenly.

A 57-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained. He is believed to have been known to her.

Police are not looking for anyone in connection with the death.

"This is currently an unexplained death and enquiries are in the early stages to establish a cause of death.

I'd like to reassure people that the arrested man helping police with enquiries is known to the woman and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death."

– Superintendent Andrea Henderson, South Tyneside Area Command
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