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Man stabbed in leg

A man has been stabbed in the leg in North Tyneside.

The 27-year-old was taken to hospital after police and the ambulance service were called to an address in Addison Court in Wallsend.

His condition is described as stable and the injury is not believed to be life threatening.

When officers arrived the attacker had already made off from the scene. He is thought to be in his 20s, 5 feet 8" tall and of medium build with short dark hair. He was wearing a hi-vis workman's style jacket and possibly a black woollen hat.

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Shopkeeper held at gunpoint says robber apologised

The shopkeeper who was held at gunpoint in a robbery in Wallsend has told ITV News Tyne Tees she thought it was a joke at first.

Janette Greenwell Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

At around 7am this morning a man entered Diane's Newsagency in Angle Terrace, Wallsend demanding money.

Janette Greenwell said the attacker cocked his gun and that before he ran off he apologised to her.

Read more: Man with handgun demands money in Wallsend newsagency.

Man with handgun demands money in Wallsend newsagent

A man has robbed a shop in Wallsend, with what police believe to be a handgun, early this morning at around 7am.

He entered Diane's Newsagency in Angle Terrace demanding money.

The staff member in the store was shocked but otherwise uninjured.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and say the offender is tall with a slim build.

"We have extra officers on patrol in the area to reassure residents and answer any concerns people may have."

– Chief Inspector Steve Readdie, of North Tyneside Area Command

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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Arrest after suspected petrol station armed robbery

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after a robbery at a Wallsend petrol station.

A man entered Blue Sign Service Station, on the Coast Road, wearing a dark motorbike helmet and holding what police believe to be a handgun.

He took money from the station just after 6.20pm on November 23.

"Thankfully no-one was hurt during the incident but the staff member was clearly left shaken.

"Although wearing a motorbike helmet, we believe the man was on foot prior to and following the robbery.

"This may have struck people as odd and I'd urge anyone who may recall seeing a man in the area either carrying a helmet or wearing it without having a bike to contact us."

– Detective Sergeant Peter Morgan, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team

Man's body found on roadside in Wallsend

A man's body has been found by the side of the road in North Tyneside.

Police and paramedics were called at 7:15am to help the man lying on the roadside at Kings Road North, Wallsend, near to the entrance to the Rising Sun Country Park. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

Northumbria Police said enquiries were in the initial stages, but it was thought he may have been hit by a vehicle.

Police cordoned off the area of Kings Road North where the man's body was found Credit: ITV

Police and paramedics were called at 7:15am to help the man lying on the roadside at Kings Road North, Wallsend, near to the entrance to the Rising Sun Country Park. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

Northumbria Police said enquiries were in the initial stages, but it was thought he may have been hit by a vehicle.

"Officers are in the area to carry out enquiries, and also offer reassurance to residents who may be concerned.

"If anyone has been Wallsend over the past few hours and saw anything out of the ordinary, or any vehicles that appeared to be damaged, we would ask them to contact us."

– Chief Inspector Jerry Pearson, Northumbria Police
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