Police have arrested a man after he was caught trying car door handles in Tynemouth.
At just after midnight after today (Friday, April 29) police received a report of a man trying car door handles in Park Crescent East, Park Avenue and Park Terrace.
Officers who were on patrol in the area responded and arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of theft.
He remains in police custody.
There is currently no service on Tyne and Wear Metro between Monkseaton and Tynemouth.
It's due to earlier broken down tram at Cullercoats.
Tickets being accepted on local bus routes.
Services are being diverted from St Jame's.
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A pair of black tip reef sharks are settling in to their new home at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
The sharks, a male and a female, have spent time acclimatising in the North Tyneside’s attraction’s quarantine area before being released in to their giant tropical ocean display.
They are sharing the coral reef-themed feature with a pair of cow nose rays and more than 400 tropical fish.
“The new sharks look absolutely amazing and are really making themselves at home.
“Black tips really are everyone’s idea of what a ‘real’ shark should look like and they definitely add a new dimension to the visitor experience.
- The black tip reef shark is one of the three most abundant shark species inhabiting coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific, along with the white tip and grey reef sharks.
- The shark gets its name from the dark marks on the end of its fins.
- Belonging to the same family as the great white shark, black tips only reach a maximum size of around 1.6 metres.
- They are active predators and feed on a wide variety of prey including small fish, octopus, squid and crustaceans.
- They have also been known to eat sea snakes and even seabirds.
- They give birth to between two to four live young which can hunt as soon as they are born.
Army bomb disposal experts were expected to carry out a controlled explosion on a beach in Tynemouth on Tuesday night.
It came after a suspicious package was delivered to a house in North Shields early on Tuesday afternoon.
A 100m cordon was placed around a property on Morwick Road and an army robot was sent in to inspect and retrieve the parcel.
Northumbria Polcie say it contained a 'pyrotechnic device.'
Army bomb disposal experts are expected to carry out a controlled explosion on Longsands beach at Tynemouth on Tuesday evening.
It comes after what is described as a suspicious package was delivered to a house in North Shields earlier in the afternoon.
A 100m cordon was put up around the property, on Morwick Road, and a bomb disposal robot entered the building to inspect and retrieve the package.
The contents of the parcel are believed to include a pyrotechnic device, according to Northumbria Police.
A spokesman said:
"Officers will carry out a controlled explosion at Longsands beach, Tynemouth this evening. A cordon will be in place while the explosion is carried out. Extra officers are on patrol in the Tynemouth and North Shields area speaking with people and offering reassurance. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."
Police have now placed a 100 metre cordon around the area in Morwick Road, North Shields, while a bomb disposal robot entered the property this afternoon (Monday).
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "At 12.03pm this afternoon police received a report of a parcel delivered to an address in Morwick Road, North Shields, which has caused concern.
"Officers are currently at the scene and a cordon has been put in place as a matter of precaution while inquiries are carried out to identify the package."
She added that at around 3.15pm a bomb disposal unit arrived at the scene as another precaution.
Army bomb disposal experts have arrived at a house in North Shields where a 'suspicious package was delivered earlier today.
A house on Morwick Road has been cordoned off, although the road remains open.
A search was undertaken this evening (Wednesday 10 February) for a person seen walking into the sea at Longsands, Tynemouth.
The Coastguard was contacted by a member of the public at 5.20pm and launched a search of the area involving Blythe Coastguard Rescue Team, Cullercoats and Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats, Tyne Voluntary Life Brigade, Northumbria Police and the Coastguard rescue helicopter.
The search has been completed with nothing found and the Coastguard has stood down the search pending any further information.
A huge search operation is underway in Tynemouth tonight after reports of a person entering the water off the Longsands beach.
Northumbria Police and the coastguard are using helicopters to search the water.
They are being helped by the RNLI in three lifeboats after a call from a member of the public just after 5pm this evening.