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Eight-year-old's condition improving after being hit by a car in North Shields

Hartingdon Road, North Shields. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The eight-year-old boy who was hit by a car in North Shields yesterday is still in hospital but his condition is improving, according to a Northumbria Police spokesperson.

He suffered multiple injuries to his head and neck.

The boy was airlifted to hospital following the incident, which happened near Hartingdon Road on Marden Estate.

8-year-old boy fighting for life after being hit by a car

An eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a car in North Shields.

Hartingdon Road, North Shields. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

He suffered multiple injuries to his head and neck last night. The boy was treated at the scene by a paramedic and doctor before being flown to the RVI. He's said to be in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The incident happened at 6:20pm.

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Man has liquid thrown in his eyes in North Shields

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on two men in North Tyneside during which one man had a substance squirted into his eyes.

It happened at 11.30pm on Monday (July 11) on Tynemouth Road, near the entrance to Northumberland Park in North Shields.

A 38-year-old man was walking near the park when he saw a man being assaulted by a group of men.

He stopped to intervene and to try and help when he was attacked himself.

During the incident a noxious substance was thrown into his eyes.

He managed to run off and received medical treatment for an injury to his right eye.

Anyone who witnessed anything is being urged to come forward.

Man dies in jet ski tragedy off the North East coast

A man has died in a jet ski tragedy off the North East coast.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene at around 3pm on Saturday after a number of people spotted the man, understood to be in his 30s, in difficulty in the sea.

The Great North Air Ambulance and Tynemouth RNLI were among the rescue teams called to North Shields Fish Quay and an unconscious man was found near Herd Sands in South Shields.

The man was placed in an inshore lifeboat and attempts were made to resuscitate him while the crew made their way back to base at the Fish Quay.

Paramedics and Air Ambulance teams also tried CPR but sadly the man could not be saved.

"Multiple 999 calls were made to Humber Coastguard, reporting a jet ski in difficulty near Herd Sands.

"Our lifeboat was launched and our volunteers found one casualty in the water. They lifted him into the lifeboat straightaway and started giving him CPR to try and revive him.

"The boat was brought back to the RNLI station and CPR was given until paramedics arrived and took over. An air ambulance was also there.

"Our volunteers and all the paramedics really tried to save him but unfortunately they couldn't. Our thoughts go out to his family."

– Adrian Don, Tynemouth RNLI
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