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Witness appeal after South Tyneside assault

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in South Tyneside.

It happened in the early hours of August 8 in Mile End Road, near the taxi rank in South Shields.

A 30-year-old man suffered a serious head injury and is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

A man has been charged with GBH. He was due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded in custody.

Any witnesses to the incident should ring Northumbria Police on 101.

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Delays on South Tyneside after serious crash

Commuters are being warned of delays on South Tyneside.

A crash between two cars happened this afternoon at 2.20pm on Jarrow Road at the junction with Church Bank.

Two people have been taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed in both directions to allow the collision to be dealt with.

The eastbound carriageway is now open but there are delays in the area.

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Woman seriously injured after car goes over cliff on South Tyneside

A 25-year-old woman had to be rescued last night after her car went through fencing and over the cliffs at Marsden Grotto, coming to rest on the beach below.

Officers and the Coastguard were called out in the early hours of this morning (13th June) after a car was found on the beach below the cliffs on South Tyneside.

Humber Coastguard along with both the Tynemouth RNLI inshore team and the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team as well as South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were involved in the rescue.

The North East Ambulance Hazardous Area Team (tweet featured above) treated the woman while firefighters began cutting her from the wreckage.

She was taken to the RVI with injuries - her condition is described as stable.

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