A fifteen year old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling down cliffs at Frenchman's Bay in South Shields. Emergency services including Tynemouth RNLI and a helicopter from RAF Boulmer were involved in the rescue. The teenager is being treated for leg injuries at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was attacked in Newcastle. The incident happened between 3.30pm and 3.50pm, on Sunday, May 18.
The 17-year-old victim was on Tewkesbury Road in Lemington, when he was approached from behind and hit on the head with what is believed to have been a hammer. He turned around to face his attacker and was struck again. He was taken to Newcastle's RVI for treatment to a head wound then released.
The search has resumed for a York teenager. 19-year-old Jordan Sullivan was last seen early in the morning on the 21st February when he removed his clothes and ran towards the River Ouse. An underwater unit is carrying out searches near to the area where he was last seen.
The teenager who is thought to have died as a result of taking legal highs has been named locally as Andrew Lourie.
The 18-year-old was taken from a house in Mortimer Road, on Friday night and died in the early hours of Saturday.
Although officers are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests, they're investigating the possibility he'd taken legal drugs.
Police are warning users of legal highs after the death of a teenager in South Shields.
The teen was taken to hospital in the early hours of Saturday, February 25 and later died.
And while police are waiting for toxicology results, they are warning people against the use of the so-called highs.
Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Sutton said: "I would like to stress that the use of so called legal high drugs is not safe and can have a devastating impact upon your health."
Melanie Soutar, South Tyneside Matrix young people's service manager, said she wanted to tell people of the drugs' dangers.
She said: : "We need to continue to raise public awareness that just because a drug is legal to possess, it doesn’t mean it’s safe."
For free advice call the national drug awareness campaign FRANK on 08700 77 6600 or visit www.talktofrank.com.