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Witness appeal after Whitley Bay assault

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in North Tyneside.

A man, aged 28, was assaulted by two men between North Parade and Roxburgh Terrace in Whitley Bay. He suffered a facial injury.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is helping police with their enquiries.

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the assault, or has any information, to contact police on 101.

Funeral to be held after homeless man died in Whitley Bay fire

Darren Robson's body was found in a bin store behind Whitley Road in November. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Investigators at the scene after Darren Robson's body was found last month. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The funeral will be held today for a man who died in a fire while sleeping rough on the streets of Whitley Bay.

Darren Robson's body was found in a bin store behind Whitley Road in November. It is thought he may have originally lit the fire to try and keep warm.

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Woman forced to the ground and raped in Whitley Bay

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in Whitley Bay.

The attack is believed to have happened in the early hours of Saturday 13 December. A woman was approached in the Cambridge Avenue and Oxford Street area of Whitley Bay. She was forced to the ground and raped.

Police are looking for a man in connection with the incident. He is described as being in his 30s, stocky and mostly bald. He is thought to have been wearing a grey-white shirt.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

We are currently investigating this incident and providing the victim with specialist support. We appeal for anyone who may have been in the area at the time or has any information to contact police.”

– Supt Richie Jackson, Northumbria Police

Police appeal after victim identified in bin store fire

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team, has released a statement after the body was formally identified earlier today.

"We're still keen to speak to any witnesses who were in the area at the time and saw this man, or anyone with information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

While there is currently no evidence to suggest he has been assaulted, we're keeping an open mind and enquiries continue."

– Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, Northumbria Police

Police name man found dead in bin store

A man who was found dead after a fire at a bin store in Whitley Bay has been formally identified by police as Darren Robson.

The 43-year-old, from Whitley Bay, was found after police were called to reports of a fire at just before 6:20am on Whitley Road on November 21. The fire was extinguished and a Mr Robson's body was recovered.

Police say enquiries are continuing.

'No evidence of assault' after body found following a fire in bin store in Whitley Bay

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

After the discovery of a body following a fire in North Tyneside police say there is no evidence to suggest the man, who was found dead in a bin store, was subject to any assault.

Police were called to Whitley Road, in Whitley Bay, following reports of a fire just before 6.20am on Friday, November 21st.

Officers attended the scene with the fire service, where the fire was extinguished and the body was recovered.

Enquiries into how the man died continue and a cordon remains in place at the scene.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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Body found after fire in bin store in Whitley Bay

A body has been found after a fire at a bin store in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

The emergency services were called at about 6:20am on November 21st to the fire at Whitley Road. Once fire crews had put out the fire, they discovered a body in the building.

Police forensic teams are now examining the scene.

Police forensic teams examine the scene
The road is closed while investigations continue.
Forensic teams have cordoned off the area.

Body found after fire at bin store in Whitley Bay

Police and fire crews have found a body after a fire at a bin store in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

The emergency services were called at about 6:20am on November 21st to the building on Whitley Road. Once fire crews had put out the fire, they discovered a body in the bin store.

Police forensic teams are now examining the scene.

Acting Chief Inspector Andy Fairlamb, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team, said: "Enquiries are in their very early stages in relation to this incident.

"I would urge anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact us as they may have information to assist with the ongoing enquiries."

Schoolgirl suffers serious injuries after car flips on A19

A schoolgirl has sustained serious injuries after the car she was travelling in flipped over on the A19.

The 12-year-old girl suffered a fractured spine and internal injuries in the single-vehicle smash last night, October 27th at Norton, Teesside.

She is in a stable condition in Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital.

There were four people in the car at the time, two other young girls aged 12 and 13, and the car's 44-year-old male driver.

All four occupants, from the Whitley Bay area, were taken to James Cook University Hospital. The three with minor injuries were later discharged.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

16-year-old boy charged with manslaughter

A 16-year-old boy as been charged with manslaughter after the death of a man in Whitley Bay.

Lee Devlin, 40, was found near the Metro station with serious injuries. He died in hospital on September 12.

Two teenage men who were arrested - a 19-year-old on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH and an 18-year-old on suspicion of murder - remain on bail pending further enquiries.

A 16-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of GBH has also been bailed.

A post mortem examination has been carried out and the results are inconclusive.

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