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Men charged over Tyneside shop robberies

Jules B, Acorn Road, Jesmond. Credit: ITV News

Two men have been charged in connection with two reported armed robberies at shops on Tyneside.

The first robbery took place on Tuesday, November 24, at the Phone and Computer Care shop, in Rudyerd Street, North Shields.

The following day on Wednesday, November 25 a robbery took place at the Jules B fashion shop on Acorn Road, Jesmond, Newcastle.

Mark Amis, 27, of Westbury Avenue, Newcastle and Gareth Downey, 29, of Quay View, Wallsend have been charged with two counts of robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and arson offences.


Police investigate reports of a rape in North Shields

Police investigating a report of a rape in North Tyneside are appealing for witnesses.

It happened between12.45am and 12.50am on Saturday November the 7th, when a 20-year-old woman was raped by a man as she walked on Trevor Terrace, North Shields.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

"An investigation into the incident is underway and we appeal to anyone who may have been in or around Trevor Terrace at the time of the incident and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact police.

We believe the offender had a dog with him at the time of the incident and we ask anyone who may remember seeing a man with a dog in Trevor Terrace in the early hours of Saturday, November 7, to contact us"

– Detective Inspector Donna Rose


Burgled items remain unclaimed by owners

Police are trying to reunite a range of items with their owners after they were stolen by burglars.

Officers seized the items during an investigation into burglaries in North and South Shields in 2014 which saw two men convicted and jailed.

Stolen items not claimed Credit: Northumbria Police

Some seized property was recovered and returned to victims, but many articles remain unaccounted for.

Anyone who thinks the property might be theirs, or who has any information about any of the items, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 for the attention of PC 794 Zawodzinki.

Milkman escapes jail after stealing from 93-year-old customer

A North Shields based milkman has escaped jail after stealing money from a vulnerable elderly customer.

Kyle Rosemurgey has been given a 12 month sentence, suspended for 24 months, for stealing from his 93-year-old customer.

Kyle Rosemurgey, 21, from Appletree Gardens in Whitley Bay, was convicted by a jury on four counts of burglary from a dwelling and a single count of theft from a person.

He was working as a milkman in the North Shields area at the time of the offence and the 93-year-old victim was one of his long-standing customers.

Due to her old age and vulnerability she would leave her door open so he could let himself in and deliver her milk, but police say Rosemurgey took advantage of the situation and stole her money.

Officers eventually discovered the 21-year-old was responsible and he was given a 12 month sentence, suspended for 24 months, at Newcastle Crown Court in May.

Sergeant Steve Nicholson, from North Shields Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "It is a terrible and frightening thing to know that a person you trust, and rely upon, is stealing your money behind your back".

Protecting the vulnerable in our communities is high on our priorities. The offender has abused his position of trust and took his role as an opportunity to steal cash instead.

It has been satisfying to bring this person to justice and bring some form of comfort to his victim and her family during this terrible ordeal."

– Sergeant Steve Nicholson

As well as his suspended sentence Rosemurgey was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and must pay £130 compensation and a £100 victim surcharge.

Route for the North Shields open top bus tour

North Shields fans celebrate at Wembley Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

North Shields FC have confirmed they will celebrate their FA Vase win with an open top bus tour on Friday 22 May.

This is the timetable for the tour:

  • 1830: Leave North Shields Football Club, West Percy Street
  • The tour turns right at Silkey's Lane and right onto Front Street
  • Turn right onto Chirton Green
  • Turn left up Hawkey's Lane
  • Turn right at Daren Persson Funeral Services, down Aleandra Road
  • On to Trevor Terrace
  • Along Linskill Terrace and King Edward Road
  • Right on to Manor Road
  • Up and down Tynemouth Front Street
  • Left on to Allendale Place
  • On to Tynemouth Road
  • Left down Stephenson Street
  • Left along Charlotte Street and Bird Street
  • Right down Brewhouse Bank
  • Right along the Fish Quay to Borough Road
  • Right at Borough Road
  • Right along Saville Street
  • Left up Howard Street to Northumberland Square
  • Left at traffic lights on to Albion Road
  • Left at Pub and Kitchen on to Church Way
  • Right on to Howden Road
  • At the Parks Sports Centre roundabout, left down George Stephenson Way - down to the roundabout and back up
  • Right along Howden Road
  • Left up Coach Lane
  • Left at Spring Gardens Pub
  • Along Chirton Green on to Billy Mill Avenue
  • Left on to Verne Road
  • Left down Balkwell Avenue at the Nautilus Pub
  • Right at the Pineapple Pub on to Wallsend Road
  • Left on to Waterville Road
  • Left on to Silkey's Lane, past North Shields Football Club
  • Finish: Chirton Social Club.

North Shields FC victory parade plans revealed

North Shields fans celebrating at Wembley. Credit: ITV News

The route has been announced for the North Shields victory parade on Friday.

Players will show off the FA Vase on an open-top bus which will leave from the Robins' ground at 6.30pm, travel to Tynemouth and through the cente of North Shields and will finish at the Chirton Social Club at 8.30pm.

North Shields FC lifted the trophy at Wembley Stadium on May 9th after a 2-1 victory over Derbyshire side Glossop North End.

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