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Concern over North Tyneside road leading to schools

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on a busy road which leads to several schools in North Tyneside.

Police are responding to calls from parents concerned about the behaviour of drivers using Seatonville Road in Monkseaton.

The road leads to several schools; Langley First School, Woodlawn School, Star of the Sea RC Primary School and Monkseaton High School.

"Our priority is the safety of all pedestrians and road users, but particularly children walking to and from our local schools. We are working closely with schools, local residents and partners to safeguard pedestrians both young and old and to promote road safety."

– Neighbourhood PC Paul Mckenzie

Wallsend school closed on Monday for Powergrid work

Hadrian Park Primary School, in Wallsend, will be closed to all staff and pupils on Monday, April 20, to allow Northern Powergrid to complete essential work.

The power supply to the local area, including the school, will be disconnected between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Normal school hours will resume on Tuesday, April 21.


Witness appeal after Whitley Bay assault

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in North Tyneside.

A man, aged 28, was assaulted by two men between North Parade and Roxburgh Terrace in Whitley Bay. He suffered a facial injury.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is helping police with their enquiries.

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the assault, or has any information, to contact police on 101.

Appeal after North Tyneside robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shop robbery in North Tyneside.

A man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava, and in possession of a knife, went into the One Stop Shop at South View in Hazelrigg on January 12, he threatened staff and took money as well as cigarettes.

No-one was injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Appeal for witnesses after armed robbery in North Shields

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery took place earlier this evening in North Shields.

A man entered the Sun Lounge on Verne Road armed with a machette and demanded cash, before making off.

No one was injured during the incident but staff were left shaken.

The offender is described as male, 5ft10 of slim build and was wearing a black jacket with blue jeans and white trainers.

Anyone who was in the area and may have seen anything is asked to contact the police.

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