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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.

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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.

12 and 13 year-old arrested on suspicion of indecent images

A 12-year-old and a 13-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of a child.

They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police were made aware on Friday 15th April of concerns around children sharing inappropriate images via a social media.

Enquiries are on-going into the incident to ensure the safeguarding of those involved and that no children are at risk of being exploited.

Northumbria Police are working closely with schools across South Tyneside to ensure children are aware of the risks around sharing images of themselves and others via text and social network sites.

They are advising youngsters to think carefully about they share on social networks.

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Appeal for information following collision in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for information following a collision in South Tyneside.

It happened at around 11.30pm on Friday 11 March, when a blue Renault Clio collided with a lamppost on the slip road from the A19 Northbound onto the A194, near the Lindisfarne roundabout, Jarrow.

The road was closed for two hours while investigations were carried out.

A passenger in the car, a 16-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he is believed to have suffered serious head injuries.

Enquiries into the collision are ongoing and anyone with information to help is asked to contact police.

Woman in court following murder of North Tyneside man

James Prout

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a North Tyneside man.

James Prout's body was found in a field close to his home in Percy Main on Sunday (March 27).

26-year-old Anne Corbett has been remanded in custody.

Two other women, Myra Wood and Kay Rayworth from North Tyneside, also appeared in court charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

They will all appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday.

A man, Zahid Zaman has appeared before Teesside Magistrates charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and he has been remanded in custody. He will next appear in April.

Another man, from Ashington, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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