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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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Police appeal after schoolgirl hit by car in North Tyneside

Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolgirl was hit by a car in North Tyneside.

Police appeal after schoolgirl hit by car in North Tyneside Credit: Northumbria Police

At around 4pm on January 11th, police received a report that a schoolgirl had been hit by a car on A1056 Killingworth Way in Killingworth.

Emergency services attended and the girl was taken to hospital by paramedics with suspected serious injuries.

The road has been closed between the Station Road junction and the Greenhills roundabouts to allow officers to deal with the incident.

Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish exactly what happened and are appealing for witnesses. Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may help police should contact officers on 101 quoting log 837 11/01/17.

Vandals destroy cross at North Tyneside church

Church of the Good Shepherd, Burradon Credit: Google maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a church cross was deliberately damaged in North Tyneside.

It happened outside the Church of the Good Shepherd on Burradon Road, Burradon at 6pm on Thursday 15th December.

The vandals went up to the wooden cross on grass outside the church and pushed the cross over, causing the wood to snap and the cross fall to the ground.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Burradon Credit: Google maps.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Storey said:

This mindless vandalism has caused great upset in the community.

Not only does the cross belong to the church but it was also made up from the last two props from the Burradon pit.

This cross has a great deal of meaning for the whole community and we are appealing for help from the community to identify the offenders.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 568 of 16/12/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Mark Storey
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