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Woman goes missing on night out in South Shields

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing young woman from Sunderland who was last seen at a nightclub.

Briony Lawson, 25, was last seen in Roxanne's nightclub in South Shields when she left her group of friends at around 5am on July 5.

She told friends she was going to meet someone in Newcastle, but has not been seen since and did not turn up for work this morning.

  • She is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, with blonde bobbed hair and wearing glasses.
  • She was last seen wearing a blue top with a beige vest underneath, colourful trousers and beige high heels.

Officers say Briony's family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and are appealing for her to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 976 05/07/15.



Body of Tunisia victim Lisa Burbidge to be flown home

Lisa Burbidge from Whickham in Gateshead was among the British victims of the terrorist attack Credit: Family photo

The body of Lisa Burbidge from Whickham, who was killed in the terrorist shootings in Tunisia, is being flown home to the UK.

Thirty-eight people - including 30 Britons - were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in the resort of Sousse.

The final five bodies of the British victims are being flown to RAF Brize Norton.

A minute's silence was observed across the UK yesterday to honour the victims.

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