Police are searching on South Tyneside after receiving reports of a man acting suspiciously in Chichester Road in South Shields.
The man is described as 5ft 10ins tall, with grey hair and grey stubble. He was wearing a short tan-coloured jacket.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police has said:
Police were called to Chichester Road at 11am this morning after reports were made of a man acting suspiciously. Officers are currently carrying out inquiries in the area."
- Anyone with information should call 101.
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Northumbria Police have named two young men who died following a collision in Guide Post in Northumberland.
They are Lee Pollard, 23, of Bluebell Rise, Morpeth and Gary Headley, 24, of 2nd Avenue, Morpeth.
The crash happened on Thursday November 19 between Paddock Hall Farm and North Farm.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 113 19/11/15.
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Sunderland.
The man was assaulted on Canon Cockin Street at around 11:10pm on November 20.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital but was subsequently pronounced dead.
Those arrested are currently in police custody.
Extra officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to residents.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.