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Bomb disposal team in South Shields

There is a heavy police presence in the area Credit: ITV

A number of properties in South Shields have been evacuated and bomb disposal experts are at the scene, after suspicious items were found.

Police arrived at the scene at 4am and a cordon is currently in place at Lake Avenue.

Emergency services and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will identify the items and dispose of them.

There is not believed to be any danger to the wider public.

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Firemen to the rescue after dog gets himself stuck in a gate

A dog got himself in a difficult situation earlier when he became stuck in a gate.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue saved the day and the dog was happily reunited with its owner.

Man charged after South Shields stabbing

A man has been charged after another man was stabbed in South Shields.

It happened on Westoe Road on July 25.

Police have charged Darren Lockyer, 37, of Newmarket Walk, South Shields, with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and threatening a person with a firearm in a public place.

He is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates Court July 26.

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