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South Tyneside fly tipping - can you help find culprits?

South Tyneside Council is appealing for the public’s help in identifying fly tippers who dumped waste illegally on the banks of the River Tyne.

A large amount of rubbish, including kitchen worktops and cupboards, was discovered at Hebburn Marina by a member of South Tyneside Homes’ Handy Estates team carrying out inspections on Sunday morning.

Can you help? Credit: South Tyneside Council

The waste was dumped sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and the council is seeking information about those responsible.

Fly tipping is a selfish crime and is totally unacceptable. Incidents like this spoil our natural environment and show a complete disregard for local communities and residents. There is no excuse for people not to dispose of their rubbish properly. There are significant costs involved in clearing and investigating this type of illegal disposal of waste which places a burden on the finances of the council and ultimately the taxpayer. This incident alone will cost around £1,000 to clean up, without any enforcement costs. I’d ask anyone who has any information about this incident to contact the council in confidence and help us bring the offenders to justice. While this is a quiet area, someone may have been out walking their dog or horse riding and we’d appeal for their help.”

– Cllr Moira Smith, South Tyneside Council

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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