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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.

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'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.

Reece David Allen named as North Shields stab victim

Police have named the man who was stabbed in North Shields, and later died, as 24-year-old Reece David Allen.

Reece David Allen died in hospital. Credit: Family photograph

Emergency services were called to West Avenue at 3.20am on January 25.

Reece David Allen was taken to hospital in Newcastle with multiple stab wounds, but died as result of his injuries.

A 24-year-old man and 20-year-old woman remain in police custody.

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

North Shields murder investigation ongoing

Two people arrested in connection with a murder in North Shields remain in police custody this evening.

A 24-year-old man, who has yet to be formally identified, was found with multiple stab wounds on West Avenue at around 3:20am on Monday. He was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment but died as result of his injuries.

A 24-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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Murder inquiry launched after North Shields stabbing

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a stabbing in North Shields.

Emergency services were called to West Avenue at 3.20am on January 25.

A 24-year-old man was taken to the RVI for treatment to multiple stab wounds but at around 5:20am he died as result of his injuries.

Officers have arrested a 24-year-old man and 20-year-old woman on suspicion of murder.

A section of the street has been cordoned off to allow for forensic enquiries to be carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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