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Appeal after man seen jumping from Tyne Bridge

Police in Newcastle are appealing for information after a man was seen to jump from the Tyne Bridge and land in the River Tyne at 6.30pm on Friday night. Despite extensive searches in and around the river no trace of the man has been found.

Officers are asking anyone with information that could help identify the man to come forward. He's described as white, slim build, in his late 20s to early 30s, with short light coloured hair and was wearing a light, waterproof jacket.


Rings may go to Rio

Tyne Bridge rings Credit: ITV News

Newcastle City Council is in talks with the hosts of the next Olympics in Rio about passing on the rings which are currently on the Tyne Bridge.

The Olympic rings were installed by Newcastle Council to celebrate the city hosting some of the Olympic football tournaments.

The council hopes they can keep them on display for the rest of the year.