Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a newsagents in South Shields.
The robbery happened at 6.05am this morning at Chichester News in Stanhope Parade.
The offender went into the store, brandished a knife and demanded cash.
The shopkeeper, a 40-year-old man, suffered a cut to his hand and was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital for treatment.
The offender is described as a white man, aged in his 20s, 5ft 11 to 6ft tall, wearing a grey hooded jumper, navy tracksuit bottoms and he possibly had a scarf over his face.
He fled empty handed on a bike left outside the store. Detective Sergeant Dave Henderson said:
We would like to hear from anyone who was in or around Stanhope Parade at around 6am this morning as they may have information that can help in our enquiries and trace the offender.
Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a newsagents in South Shields.
A masked man, brandishing a knife, robbed JVC News on Prince Edward Road at 7.50am on May 14. He demanded money and left on a bike along Centenary Road.
The shop assistant was not injured in the incident.
The offender is described as white, medium build, wearing a black hip length jacket with the whood pulled up and a grey/navy peaked cap underneath/ he had a black scarge covering his lower face, black adidas tracksuit bottoms with thick stripes down each leg and all black trainers or shoes.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
The body of a man has been found in a property on Stanhope Road in South Shields.
Police were called just after 10am this morning after reports expressing concern for a man inside an address on the street.
A man was found dead inside the property.
Enquiries are ongoing into his death.
A post mortem is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
There was a fire inside the address and one line of enquiry is that this MAY have contributed to his death
The property will remain cordoned off by police overnight while enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
The man's family and next of kin are still being informed.
Two more people - both men aged 34 and 28 - have been arrested in connection with the murder in South Shields.
One man previously arrested has been released with no further action (30-year-old). The other people arrested remain in police custody.
Extra officers remain in the area to offer reassurance.
Seven people have been arrested in total - six remain in custody, one person has been released with no further action.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old cyclist was injured in a collision in South Shields.
The collision happened at 11.19pm on Wednesday 4th May on the A1300 John Reid Road at the junction with Chesterton Road in South Shields.
The 21-year-old was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus. He was taken to hospital where he is currently in a critical condition.
Officers are carrying out enquiries into the collision and are appealing for witnesses.
Police remain outside a pub in South Shields this afternoon after a murder investigation was launched.
A 31 year-old man has died after being found unconscious at the Prince Edward pub at 11pm on Wednesday evening.
The man's death is being treated as murder. Five men have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Extra police officers are on patrol to offer reassurance and answer any concerns people may have.
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Police are appealing for information after a man shouted abuse at people in South Shields.
Between 9pm and 9.15pm on Tuesday 1st March, a man threatened another man and shouted offensive language at a woman outside McDonalds in King Street.
Officers are keen to trace a man who was in the area at the time and who might be able to help with enquiries.
He is described as having dark blonde hair and was wearing beige trousers, a black and grey jumper and black trainers with white laces.
Police have CCTV footage of this man and may consider releasing this at a later stage to help identify him.
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