Two men are in hospital after being attacked during an aggravated burglary in North Tyneside.
Police have launched a manhunt for a pair of burglars who forced their way into a property in Wallsend wearing ski masks and armed with a knife and metal pole.
A 40-year-old man suffered a head injury and two puncture wounds to his arm, during the attack around 2am this morning. A 38-year-old man also received cuts to his hands.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Police are searching for a man from North Tyneside who went missing from hospital in Sunderland.
Adrian Cartwright, 42, was last seen at 9am on November 21 when he left Hopewood Park Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment.
Officers are concerned for Mr Cartwright's welfare because he has epilepsy and does not have his medication with him. He is described as 6 ft tall, with dark hair which is thinning on top. He was last seen wearing a brown and orange jumper and dark trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.
Police investigating an incident in which a 16 year old boy was found wandering the streets with burns and various other injuries to his body, have charged another teenager in connection with the incident.
Police found the injured teen near the Annitsford roundabout in North Tyneside on Sunda morning. He had a fractured cheekbone and burns to his back, arm and hand.
Now a 17-year-old boy has been charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and is appearing before Bedlington magistrates today.
A 13-year-old boy arrested in connection with the incident has been release on police bail.
More than 50 young people will be given a taste of life working offshore at a training event in North Shields today.
They will experience offshore sea survival, working at height and rigging, at the Advanced Industrial Solutions centre. The event aims to help fill a skills gap in the offshore sector.
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Officers investigating an incident that an 11-year-old girl was approached by a man in Waterville Road, North Shields this morning, (Thursday November 6) have now been informed that the child was mistaken and that in fact no attempt was made by the man to grab her arm.
Officers are satisfied that this did not take place and want to reassure parents that their children are not at risk.
Additional police will patrols will continue in this area to update residents and reassure local people.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old girl was approached by a man who grabbed her arm in North Shields.
It happened at approximately 8am on Thursday, November 6, at a bus stop in Waterville Road. The 11-year-old girl ran off and called for help.
She was upset and distressed by the incident but was otherwise unhurt.
The man who approached her is described as 6 feet tall, medium to large build, his face was covered with a black fabric. He was wearing dark clothing.
Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community.
Officers are appealing for witnesses anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact them.
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