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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.

4-year-old girl dies after being hit by car

A 4-year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by a car in South Tyneside has died in hospital.

Ava Henderson of Inverness Road in Jarrow was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and taken to the RVI, but died later that evening.

The collision happened at Amos Ayre Place in Jarrow at 7.25pm on Friday. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Man stabbed in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the shoulder in South Tyneside.

The 36-year-old man was walking on the footbridge between Lukes Lane Estate and Featherstone Grove on Friday evening. There was an altercation with a man who stabbed him before leaving the area.

The victim was helped by a member of the public and an ambulance took him to the RVI in Newcastle.

The offender is described as a white man aged 45 - 47 years, 5 feet 8-9" tall, thin build. He was wearing a grey Everlast cap, black Addidas tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and a long dark calf length woollen coat.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would also like to speak to the member of the public who came to the injured man's assistance He is described as a white man aged late 40s to early 50s, 5 feet 8" tall, medium build, dark hair thinning on top. He was wearing a light blue shirt and black suit trousers.

4 year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by car in Jarrow

A four-year-old girl has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car.

The collision happened at Amos Ayre Place in Jarrow, South Tyneside, at around 7.25pm tonight.

She was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.


Appeal after sexual assault on bus

Police are appealing for information after a man tried to touch and kiss a woman on a bus between Newcastle and South Tyneside.

It happened at around 8:40pm on Monday, February 15.

A man on the X34 bus touched the woman inappropriately on the leg and tried to kiss her.

The man got on the bus at the Gateshead interchange and got off on Galsworthy Road in South Shields at around 8.55pm.

He is described as:

  • Being white
  • Around 6ft tall
  • In his early 30s
  • Of slim build.
  • He has short brown hair, a sunken face and stubble
  • His top front two teeth were crooked and he spoke with a local accent
  • He was wearing a black raincoat, blue jeans and trainers

A woman who was travelling on the bus at the time of the incident spoke to the victim and checked she was ok.

We would like to trace and speak to this woman as she may be able to help us identify and locate the offender.

She is also asked to contact 101.

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