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Man charged after armed stand-off at Jarrow bookmakers

The bookmakers in Grange road where the hostage situation took place. Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged in connection with an armed stand-off at a Jarrow bookmakers.

On Sunday evening police were called to reports of a man in possession of a firearm inside the Coral bookmakers in Grange Road.

Officers negotiated with the man to try and get him to exit the store. Four hostages who were being held inside the bookmakers were released safely.

39-year-old Alistair Gallow of Percy Street in Jarrow has been charged with nine offences including false imprisonment and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

He is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court this morning.

  • Latest update: Alistair Gallow has appeared in Court today, January 10th.

Josef Craig wins bronze at Rio

Josef Craig wins bronze in Rio Credit: PA

Jarrow Paralympian Josef Craig has won a bronze in the men’s 100m freestyle S8 final.

The 19-year-old touched in 58.19 seconds behind Chinese champion Wang Yinan while teammate Oliver Hynd was fourth in 58.85.

Josef, who swims for the City of Sunderland, was reclassified from the S7 class to S8 after turning 18.


Hundreds turn out for funeral of 4-year-old Ava

The funeral procession travelled from the Scotch Estate to South Shields Crematorium

The funeral of 4-year-old Ava Henderson, who died after being hit by a car in Jarrow on May 27 has taken place at South Shields crematorium.

Hundreds of people lined the route of the funeral procession from the Scotch Estate along John Reid Road to the crematorium.

4-year-old girl dies after being hit by car

A 4-year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by a car in South Tyneside has died in hospital.

Ava Henderson of Inverness Road in Jarrow was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and taken to the RVI, but died later that evening.

The collision happened at Amos Ayre Place in Jarrow at 7.25pm on Friday. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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