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Renoir's St Tropez to go on display in South Tyneside

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, St Tropez Credit: Birmingham Museums Trust

A stunning seascape by world-famous artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir will be on display in South Tyneside.

Renoir’s St Tropez will be at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery from 18 June – 29 August and is the first in a series of high-profile spotlight loans to the museum.

It has been lent by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

I’m sure visitors will be delighted to see this prestigious, internationally-significant artwork in South Shields this summer."

– Geoff Woodward, museum manager at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

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Man slashed across the face in South Shields

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 43-year-old man was assaulted in South Tyneside.

The man was slashed across the face at 4.30pm on May 28, at the junction of Stanhope Road and Alnwick Road in South Shields.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and has been released on police bail.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the assault and are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Shopkeeper taken to hospital after South Shields robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a newsagents in South Shields.

Police appeal for witnesses following an armed robbery at a newsagents in South Shields. Credit: Google maps

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.

– Detective Sergeant Dave Henderson

Masked man robs South Shields newsagents

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.

Man found dead in South Shields

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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.

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Two more arrested in connection with South Shields murder

Two more people - both men aged 34 and 28 - have been arrested in connection with the murder in South Shields.

Police officer outside the Prince Edwards pub in South Shields. Credit: ITV News

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.

Cyclist in critical condition after collision in South Shields

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old cyclist was injured in a collision in South Shields.

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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 reassure local community following South Shields murder

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.

A policeman outside the Prince Edwards pub in South Shields. Credit: ITV News

The man's death is being treated as murder. Five men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

A policeman outside the Prince Edwards pub in South Shields. Credit: ITV News

Extra police officers are on patrol to offer reassurance and answer any concerns people may have.

Flowers outside the Prince Edwards pub in South Shields. Credit: ITV News
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