Live updates

Wallsend school closed on Monday for Powergrid work

Hadrian Park Primary School, in Wallsend, will be closed to all staff and pupils on Monday, April 20, to allow Northern Powergrid to complete essential work.

The power supply to the local area, including the school, will be disconnected between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Normal school hours will resume on Tuesday, April 21.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

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
Load more updates