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Man threatened with knife in North Shields library

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was threatened with a knife in North Shields library.

It happened at 1pm on Wednesday (April 27) when an argument broke out between two groups of men in North Shields Library in Northumberland Square.

One of the men threatened another man with a knife before chasing him through the library.

"Enquires into this incident are ongoing and we are appealing to anyone who was in the library at the time of this incident and who may have information to help to contact us.

"Officers were deployed to the area straight away to speak with people and offer reassurance. This incident has caused distress to other people who were in the library at the time and we will not tolerate violent or threatening behaviour in our community.

"We believe the men involved were known to each other and urge anyone who can help identify them to contact police."

– North Shields Neighbourhood Inspector, Neil Armsworth

Anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 0434 27/04/16.

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New heritage trail for North Shields

Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn with Deputy Young Mayor, Bethany Amer, and Lewis, of Christ Church School, who designed the logo for the trail Credit: North Tyneside Council

North Shields has a new heritage trail.

The circular walk, which is just over two and a half miles long, will take visitors and residents on an historical journey through the town.

Beginning and ending at the Beacon Centre, it passes through the town centre and takes in the Linskill Centre and Memorial Garden, Northumberland Park, the Old Low Light and the Fish Quay.

It is hoped it'll encourage people to find out about North Shields’ history.

The walk trail is available from North Shields Library, Linskill Centre, Glasshouse Tea Rooms and the Old Low Light Centre.

It is also available to download at here.

Arrest after attempted Coast Road motorcycle theft

A man has been arrested after an attempted theft on the Coast Road.

A bike was thrown into the carriageway at 10.30am on March 12, near Billy Mill roundabout in North Shields. A motorcyclist stopped to remove the bike from the road and someone attempted to steal his motorcycle.

Enquiries were carried out and a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the attempted theft of a motorbike and causing danger to road users. He remains in police custody.

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and we appeal for anyone who may have information to help to contact police.

"Throwing any objects into the road is reckless and incredibly dangerous and this incident could have caused a serious accident on what is an extremely busy stretch of road."

– Chief Inspector, Stephen Readdie

Anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101

Suspicious package blown up in Tynemouth

Army bomb disposal experts were expected to carry out a controlled explosion on a beach in Tynemouth on Tuesday night.

It came after a suspicious package was delivered to a house in North Shields early on Tuesday afternoon.

Morwick Road, North Shields, on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: ITV News

A 100m cordon was placed around a property on Morwick Road and an army robot was sent in to inspect and retrieve the parcel.

Northumbria Polcie say it contained a 'pyrotechnic device.'

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Controlled explosion in Tynemouth this evening

Army bomb disposal experts are expected to carry out a controlled explosion on Longsands beach at Tynemouth on Tuesday evening.

It comes after what is described as a suspicious package was delivered to a house in North Shields earlier in the afternoon.

The scene on Morwick Road on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: ITV News

A 100m cordon was put up around the property, on Morwick Road, and a bomb disposal robot entered the building to inspect and retrieve the package.

The contents of the parcel are believed to include a pyrotechnic device, according to Northumbria Police.

A spokesman said:

"Officers will carry out a controlled explosion at Longsands beach, Tynemouth this evening. A cordon will be in place while the explosion is carried out. Extra officers are on patrol in the Tynemouth and North Shields area speaking with people and offering reassurance. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

Bomb disposal robot enters North Shields house

Police have now placed a 100 metre cordon around the area in Morwick Road, North Shields, while a bomb disposal robot entered the property this afternoon (Monday).

The scene at Morwick Road, North Shieldfs. Credit: ITV News

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "At 12.03pm this afternoon police received a report of a parcel delivered to an address in Morwick Road, North Shields, which has caused concern.

"Officers are currently at the scene and a cordon has been put in place as a matter of precaution while inquiries are carried out to identify the package."

She added that at around 3.15pm a bomb disposal unit arrived at the scene as another precaution.

'Suspicious' package delivered to house in North Shields

Army bomb disposal experts have arrived at a house in North Shields where a 'suspicious package was delivered earlier today.

The scene in North Shields. Credit: ITV News

A house on Morwick Road has been cordoned off, although the road remains open.

A house on Morwick Road has been cordoned off Credit: ITV News

Man charged with murder of Reece Allen

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a man who was stabbed outside a house in North Shields.

Reece Allen died after being stabbed on Monday morning. Credit: Northumbria Police

Reece Allen, 24, from Heaton Avenue, North Shields, was discovered with multiple stab injuries outside a property on West Avenue at around 3am on Monday.

On Wednesday night police have charged Joe Welsh, 24, of no fixed abode, with murder.

He will appear before North Tyneside magistrates on Thursday.

The woman, aged 20, who had also been arrested has been released without charge.

Police say enquiries into Reece Allen's death are continuing and officers are urging anyone with information to contact them.

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