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Two more people rescued from the sea on North Tyneside

Two more people have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea.

Earlier a swimmer was pulled from the sea at Cullercoats.

A 999 call was made later this afternoon (Sunday 19th November) regarding the safety of a number of swimmers in the water off the middle of Whitley Bay beach.

Lifeboats from Blyth and Tynemouth RNLI were already at sea at the time and were asked to do a search of the water.

Two people were brought ashore -both were conscious but appeared to be suffering from severe hypothermia.

They were then taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.


Appeal for witnesses after man dies in car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a car crash in North Tyneside on Friday evening.

The collision happened around 8.10 pm on Hadrian Road, Wallsend when a Vauxhall Vectra collided with an Audi.

The passenger in the Vauxhall, a male in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Vauxhall is currently in hospital with serious, life threatening injuries. The Audi driver sustained minor injuries.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Northumbria Police quoting incident number 1178 131017.

Metro back on between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

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Metro services have resumed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor following a 34 day closure while a £20m programme of modernisation work was carried out.

A road improvement scheme by Newcastle City Council, which will see Killingworth Road widened towards the Haddricks Mill roundabouts is still ongoing.

It'll be closed until Spring 2018.

“I am pleased to confirm that the Metro line between South Gosforth and Shiremoor is back open to Metro services on the target date that we set.

“We have packed an enormous amount of work into the last 34 days, replacing six kilometres of track and installing an entirely new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road.

“This has been the most intensive summer of investment in Metro’s history. The work will ensure we have a Metro system for many decades to come.

– Director of Rail and Infrastructure at Nexus, Raymond Johnstone


Missing North Tyneside man

Missing Steven Patterson. Credit: ITV New Tyne Tees
Missing Steven Patterson. Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 50-year-old North Tyneside man.

Steven Patterson from Waterville Road in North Shields was last seen on Wednesday, July 19, at his home address.

He is described as white, 5 feet 8" tall, slim build, with receding grey/ black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue or black tracksuit top, black Adidas tracksuits bottoms and blue and white trainers.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare and officers are carrying out enquiries to locate Mr Patterson.

Officers are appealing for Steven to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police straightaway.

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