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Northumbria Police investigate video appearing to show officers confronting man

A video circulated on social media appearing to show a confrontation between 3 Northumbria Police officers and a man is being investigated by the force.

Police say they are aware of the video and confirmed it related to an incident in South Shields on Thursday night. They say they are 'very concerned about what this video appears to show' and are treating it 'very seriously.'

We have been made aware of a video on facebook involving our police officers attending an incident in South Shields last night. We are very concerned about what this video appears to show and would like to assure people we are taking action to identify those concerned and establish exactly what happened.

We are treating this very seriously, we expect our police officers to act with the utmost professionalism and we will take robust positive action against any wrongdoing."

– Northumbria Police


South Shields man charged after sending MP malicious letter

Luciana Berger MP Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man from South Shields has been charged in connection with sending malicious communication to a Labour politician.

John Nimmo, 28, of Moreland Road has been charged with sending a letter/communication causing anxiety/stress towards Merseyside MP Luciana Berger.

Mr Nimmo appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates court on July 13 and was remanded in custody.

78-year-old woman dies in Northumberland crash

A 78-year-old woman has died following a serious crash in Northumberland at the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon (2nd July) police were called to reports of a two-vehicle crash on the Military Road just west of Chollerford, Hexham.

Emergency services attended the scene and all four people in the cars were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Three people involved remain in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the collision and police are now appealing for witnesses.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at what must be an incredibly difficult time for them.

"Our enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what happened on Saturday and we would appeal for any motorists who were in the area at the time of the collision to get in touch."

– Sgt Steve Armstrong, of the Operations Department


Police appeal to find missing Newcastle teenager

Jordan Hawthorn Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 15-year-old boy from Newcastle, who is missing.

Jordan Hawthorn was last seen at an address on Airey Terrace in Walker at around 1:20am on 17 June.

He is white, around 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build and with shabby looking medium length hair.

Enquiries to locate him are ongoing but both police and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Unexploded World War One torpedo found in wreckage near to Roker Pier in Sunderland

An unexploded World War One torpedo has been found in wreckage near to Roker Pier in Sunderland.

It was found around 2:53pm in wreckage in the sea. Northumbria Police and the navy attended and identified the device.

They will carry out a controlled explosion of the torpedo tomorrow morning - Thursday, June 30 - around 9am.

Police are warning residents may hear the noise of the explosion when it is carried out, but other than the sound they do not anticipate any impact on the public.

Man taken to hospital with head injury after assault in Byker

An 18-year-old has been taken to hospital with a head injury after an assault in Byker.

It happened on Tuesday, June 28, after reports of a fight in Kendal Street.

Paramedics were called and the 18-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment. He is currently in a stable condition.

Two men, both aged 20, were arrested on suspicion of wounding and are currently in custody.

At 10:25pm on Tuesday, June 28, we received a report of a fight in Kendal Street.

Officers attended and a man was found with a head injury.

Officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1145 28/06/16.

– Northumbria Police
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