The body of a young seaman, a Ukraine national, has been recovered and taken to North Shields.
Northumbria Police received a report from the coastguard about the death of a man on a ship close to Tynemouth at 3.30pm on October 20.
The body was recovered on October 21.
It's believed he fell from a height onto the deck of the ship and sustained fatal injuries.
His family in the Ukraine have been informed of the death.
Police are advising residents to be on their guard following a distraction burglary in North Shields.
A man entered the unlocked home of an elderly resident in the town centre claiming to be a gardener on the afternoon of October 4. He offered to do some work but when he was refused, asked to use the toilet instead. The elderly resident agreed and he went upstairs and left a short time later. At this stage it is not clear if anything has been stolen.
Officers are investigating and carrying out house to house enquiries in the area.
The offender's description:
- Aged 19-25
- 5ft5 tall
- Short brown hair
"We want to remind residents to make sure they keep their property securely locked, even when they are at home, to prevent anyone simply walking into their home. We're asking people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity where they live.
"Please bear in mind that callers who turn-up unannounced, whether they're claiming to be carrying out work or selling something, should always be treated with caution.
"We would also like to ask members of the community to look out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours who could be victims of this type of crime and report any suspicious people or vehicles they see in their community to police. If in doubt contact officers."
To report any information about the incident contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Police were called to the car park at Tesco Extra in North Shields this morning after a car crashed into two other vehicles.
The car also collided with a a trolley stand at the site on Norham Road, injuring the driver of the initial vehicle. The male driver was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and transported to the RVI. Police described his condition as critical.
His female passenger was checked over by ambulance staff.
The windows of a dozen cars have been smashes in a part of North Shields.
Police say the vandalism happened at around 3am on Saturday on Hylton Street, Waterville Road and Waterville Terrace.
So far, 12 cars have been found with smashed windows.
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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.
An eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a car in North Shields.
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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