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.
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.
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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