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Lit firework posted through letterbox in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for information after a lit firework was posted through a letterbox in South Tyneside.

Church View, Boldon Colliery. Credit: Google maps.

The incident happened between 8.30pm and 9pm on Sunday 6th November in Church View in Boldon Colliery.

The firework caused minor damage to the property, however police are warning the consequences could have been far worse. No-one was injured in the incident.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 998 061116 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Funeral of South Tyneside skydiver to take place

Credit: family photo

The funeral of Pamela Gower, who died following a skydive in Shotton earlier this month, will take place this morning.

Pamela, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, was found on a road close to the airfield at Shotton Colliery, where her plane had taken off. The funeral service will be held at South Shields Crematorium.

In a statement Pamela's parents, Catherine and Len, said Pamela was a 'determined, independent woman.'

Pamela was a great girl who was loved by her family so much and was a wonderful daughter and sister. Pamela was a very determined and independent woman who let nothing get in her way and we feel this photograph of her next to the Taj Mahal is a perfect example of this.

Our mam always told Pamela how proud she was of her, as was the rest of our family. We will remember how she always saw the funny side of things, just like her ‘Da’.

– The parents of Pamela Gower

Josef Craig wins bronze at Rio

Josef Craig wins bronze in Rio Credit: PA

Jarrow Paralympian Josef Craig has won a bronze in the men’s 100m freestyle S8 final.

The 19-year-old touched in 58.19 seconds behind Chinese champion Wang Yinan while teammate Oliver Hynd was fourth in 58.85.

Josef, who swims for the City of Sunderland, was reclassified from the S7 class to S8 after turning 18.

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