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Boy hurt in cliff fall

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.

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Teen attacked 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.

Tragic teenager named locally as Andrew Lourie

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.

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