Delays of up to 15 mins to trains running between South Shields and South Gosforth due to a train being withdrawn from service.
Delays of up to 15 mins Pelaw and South Shields , and up to 15 mins South Shields and South Gosforthdue to a train being withdrawn from serv
A man has been jailed after he assaulted a woman at a bus stop in South Shields.
Alan Perez was found guilty of assault at Teeside Crown Court in April 2016, and this week was sentenced to an eight year imprisonment sentence after attacking a woman at a bus stop in Whiteleas Way on October 20 2015; causing her to suffer a head wound.
The 55-year-old, who is formerly of Redwood Avenue, did not know the 20-year-old woman, and the attack was unprovoked.
He will serve a minimum of five years in jail.
Detective Inspector Dave Cole said:
"Perez randomly attacked his victim causing her to suffer a head wound as she innocently waited for a bus to work and we're pleased he will now spend a considerable amount of time in prison and that justice has been done."
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Delays between Pelaw and South Shields of up to 25 mins both directions due to a train failure.
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Police say they have identified the body of a woman found in a pond in South Shields.
Police were called on November 20 to the discovery at Temple Memorial Park.
Enquiries have been carried out and there is not believed to be any third party involvement in the death.