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Man armed with knife robs Cullercoats shop

Police are appealing for witnesses following a shop robbery in Cullercoats, North Tyneside.

It's the second time this shop has been robbed recently.

A man entered the One Stop shop, on Saint George's Road, at 8pm on 20 February. He was carrying a knife and demanded money from the till.

He stole an undisclosed quantity of cash and left. No one was injured during the robbery.

The man is described as white, 6 feet 2" tall, thin, with blue eyes.

"We're asking for help from the public to identify and locate the offender and would ask for anyone with information about this incident to come froward.

"This is the second time this store has been robbed recently, the first happened at 9.58pm on Monday, February 13. We are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are linked."

– Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Guy Morgan

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A19 flood: Water supplies back on after burst water pipe

Police at the scene of the burst water pipe on Thursday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Northumbrian Water says the majority of customers have their water connected after a burst pipe on Thursday.

The burst caused flooding on the A19 which led to chaos for commuters.

North Tyneside Council working to clear A19 congestion

Traffic struggling through floodwater on Thursday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

North Tyneside Council said it is working with Northumbrian Water to ease congestion and clear water on the A19.

Backworth Lane (B1322) between Backworth and Seghill was closed from Annitsford Road and Killingworth Way with diversions in place.

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A19 flooding closes Killingworth turn-off

Cramlington police have confirmed a burst water main on the A19 has closed the Killingworth turn off. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

This is causing further problems because traffic had been diverted to this area.

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