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CCTV images released after robbery in South Shields

Police have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to who may be able to help with their enquiries into the robbery
Police have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to who may be able to help with their enquiries into the robbery
Police have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to who may be able to help with their enquiries into the robbery

Police investigating a robbery in South Tyneside have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to.

The robbery happened just after 7am on Monday 16th June, at Best One newsagents at Stoddart Street in South Shields.

A man went into the store armed with a knife and threatened a member of staff. The member of staff was not injured in the incident but a quantity of cash was stolen.

Officers investigating have now released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to who may be able to help with their enquiries into the robbery.

21-year-old stabbed in North Tyneside

Police are appealing for information after a 21-year-old man has been stabbed in North Tyneside.

It happened around 4.34am today (Friday, 29th August) at an address in Saint Andrews Court, Benton.

The 21-year-old has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and his condition is currently described as critical but stable.

Acting Detective Inspector Michelle Robson said: "Officers are in Benton carrying out enquiries into the incident and speaking to local residents. If anyone saw anything in the early hours of this morning in Saint Andrews Court, I would urge them to get in contact."

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Pardew and Colback take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short upped the stakes in the North East rivalry by nominating three prominent personnel at Newcastle United to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Short posted a video of his own challenge on Sunderland's youtube channel as centre-back pairing West Brown and John O'Shea doused him in water beside the Stadium of Light pitch.

He nominated Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, Manager Alan Pardew and player Jack Colback.

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And now, Alan Pardew and Jack Colback has stepped up to the challenge, posting their own video on Newcastle United's youtube channel (see below).

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Police appeal after house fire in North Tyneside

Police are appealing for information after a house fire in North Tyneside.

It happened at 7.45pm on Thursday, 28th August at a house in Cheshire Gardens, Wallsend.

The fire was extinguished and no-one was injured but smoke damage was caused to the house.

Fire investigators are carrying out enquiries to establish the cause of the fire, anyone with information should contact the police.

Two arrested in connection with Tynemouth robbery

Map of where the salutation hotel is

Police have charged two people in connection with a robbery at the Salutation Hotel, on Front Street, Tynemouth.

Thomas Bailey, 37, of Falstaff Road, North Shields, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm.

Paul Oliver, 44, of Watch House Close, North Shields, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Both men appeared before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Two women who were also arrested have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Read More: Four arrested in connection with alleged North Tyneside pub robbery

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Professor in Food says 'people are going to be worried'

A police investigation is ongoing after prescription drugs were found among JellyTots made at the Nestlé factory in Fawdon on Tyneside.

The company has stressed the contamination was swiftly contained within the plant and that there is no risk to the public.

But Lynn Frewer, Professor in Food & Society at Newcastle University, says "there needs to be communication" by Nestlé over what is being done to protect consumer interests.

Four arrested in connection with alleged pub robbery

Four people have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a pub in Tynemouth.

Northumbria Police said the incident had been reported at the Salutation Hotel at 4am on August Bank Holiday Monday.

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A robbery was reported at the Salutation Hotel, on Front Street, Tynemouth Credit: Bing/Axis

Two men, aged 44 and 37, and two women aged 41 and 31 have been arrested. The men remain in police custody.

"We know incidents such as this cause our local communities concern and I would like to reassure local residents that we are continuing to carry out enquiries.

"Four people have been arrested and are helping with our enquiries. If anyone has any information I would urge them to come forward."

– North Tyneside Superintendent Paul Orchard, Northumbria Police
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