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Investigation after suspected bogus caller in South Shields

Police have released this image of two men they'd like to trace to help investigate a bogus caller incident in South Shields Credit: Northumbria Police

Police in South Shields investigating what they are describing as 'a bogus caller incident' have released an image of two men they'd like to trace.

It's after an elderly resident was duped into signing for some roof repairs that were not needed around 11.30am on Thursday October 5 in Tadema Road in the town.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are keen to speak to the two men pictured.

It's thought they were in the area at the time and might be able to help the police.

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Pedestrian, 73, hit by BMW in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 73 year old pedestrian was hit by a car in South Tyneside.

It happened on North Road in Boldon Colliery at 12.45pm on August 15.

The man was knocked by a BMW. He suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital for treatment.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 457 150817.

Police search for "confused and exhausted" woman in South Tyneside

Police say they have had a call of concern about a "confused and exhausted looking woman" seen walking in the Boldon Colliery area of South Tyneside. She was seen at 7am on 25 July.

Officers have been looking for the woman who is described as:

  • Asian
  • Around 60 years old
  • 5ft tall
  • Grey/black hair
  • Medium build
  • Purple jacket

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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