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Reported rape on a ferry travelling from North Shields

Police are appealing for information after a woman was reportedly raped on a ferry travelling from North Shields to Amsterdam.

On Friday, April 10, officers were informed a 23-year-old woman had been raped in a cabin on the ferry between midnight and 3am Saturday, April 4.

It's believed the woman was in the cabin with two men when she was attacked. Specially trained officers are now working with the victim to offer her support.

The woman had been speaking to a group of men on the ferry before the incident and officers are keen for them to get in contact.

Anyone who was on the ferry and has information that could help with police should call Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.

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Police appeal after North Shields robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in North Shields.

A man entered the One Shop store on Kirton Park Terrace at 6.43pm on January 11, he demanded money and left.

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

Police investigate tanning shop robbery in North Shields

The Sun Lounge in North Shields Credit: ITV

Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a tanning salon in North Shields.

A man armed with a machete entered The Sun Lounge on Verne Road at around 7:45pm on Friday night. He demanded cash and threatened staff before making off.

No one was hurt during the incident but staff members were left shaken.

The offender is described as being 5ft 10 tall, of slim build and was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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Appeal for witnesses after armed robbery in North Shields

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery took place earlier this evening in North Shields.

A man entered the Sun Lounge on Verne Road armed with a machette and demanded cash, before making off.

No one was injured during the incident but staff were left shaken.

The offender is described as male, 5ft10 of slim build and was wearing a black jacket with blue jeans and white trainers.

Anyone who was in the area and may have seen anything is asked to contact the police.

Man charged after North Shields aggravated burglary

A 37-year-old man from North Shields has been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary.

Police received a report that two men forced their way into a house on Dene Crescent, Wallsend on January 4. They were wearing ski masks and were armed with a knife and metal pole. They assaulted two men. A 40-year-old man suffered a head injury and two wounds to his arm. A 38-year-old man received cuts to his hands. Both men are recovering in hospital.

"Our investigations into this incident are continuing today and we're doing all we can to locate those responsible.

"We have officers in the area carrying out house to house enquiries but also providing reassurance to those living nearby.

"I'd urge anyone who may have seen these men enter or leave the address to come forward as their information could assist us.

"People can speak to officers patrolling or call us - their information will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

– Detective Inspector Jeff Brown, Northumbria Police

Reindeer to arrive in North Shields

A trio of reindeer will be in North Shields later today.

The reindeer, including a baby called Olaf, will be on Bedford Street between 10am and 4pm.

Shoppers will be given the opportunity to feed the animals. The visit follows on from other reindeer appearances in Whitley Bay and Wallsend over the last few weeks.

The event is part of the North Tyneside Winter Festival programme.

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