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Police appeal for information about a distressed woman seen in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for information about a distressed woman in South Tyneside.

The woman, who appeared to be in a dazed state, was seen on Whitburn Golf Course at 4.30pm on Thursday, January 21. She was seen walking towards the quarry between Quarry Lane and Lizard Lane, near to Lizard Lane Caravan Park.

Police and Mountain Rescue searched the area but could not find the woman.

Officers are keen for anyone who may know who this woman is, or who was in the area at the time and may have any information that can help, to get in contact.

The woman was wearing a light coloured dress, black tights with a seam down the back, a hat with a rim around it and a scarf covering her face.

Superintendent Sarah Pitt said:.

If anyone was in the area of the quarry and the golf course and thinks they saw the woman or has any other information that can help us identify who she is and where she is now we would urge them to get in contact with us immediately."

– Superintendent Sarah Pitt

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Police appeal after South Tyneside robbery

Police investigating a robbery in South Tyneside believe the suspect made off in a vehicle driven by a second man.

The incident happened at 11.33am on Friday, May 24, when police received a report that a man armed with what is believed to be a firearm - it's not known whether real or imitation at this stage - went into Whitburn Post Office at North Guards in Whitburn.

The man made off with a mobile phone.

There were three people in the Post Office at the time - two staff members and a customer. They were left shaken but were not injured.

It's believed the suspect got into a small black car outside the Post Office, driven by a second man, which drove off along North Guards towards Cleadon Lane.

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