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Concern for missing North Shields man

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from North Shields.

Robert Montgomery was last seen on November 12 at the Royal Quays Marina. He had left the Mariner’s Arms at 10.15pm.

Robert Montgomery Credit: Northumbria Police

Enquiries to locate the 35-year-old, originally from Ireland, are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

A model example of a miniature railway exhibition

Model railway enthusiasts from around the North East are gathering at one of the biggest annual exhibitions in the region. Railex NE, run by the Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society, is now in its 49th year.

There are around 40 different displays Credit: Chris Stafford

The exhibition, at John Spence Community High School, in North Shields, has around 40 different train layouts and runs on Saturday and Sunday.

The small models attract a big crowd Credit: Chris Stafford

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Man sentenced to 9 years for attempted robbery in Wallsend

Newcastle Crown Court Credit: PA

A man has been sentenced for nine years following an attempted robbery at a shop in Wallsend.

Peter Laws, 33, formerly of Westmorland Road, North Shields, was convicted of several offences, including robbery and possession of an offensive weapon when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Monday, March 27.

The offence took place at the Lifestyle Express, Addington Drive, Wallsend, on Boxing Day last year. While in the store as a customer, Mr Laws produced a knife and threatened to stab the owner unless he handed over cash before leaving the store.

PC Steve Cook said:

"We are committed to taking action against those responsible for serious offences such as robbery and carrying weapons. We recognise these offences may cause a great deal of concern in our communities and that’s why we’re firmly focused on making sure offenders are caught and face the consequences of their actions."

– PC Steve Cook
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