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Teenager who died in Whitley Bay crash named

Police have released the name of a teenage pedestrian who died in a collision with a car in Whitley Bay.

William Dorey was aged 18, and from Cromer Gardens in Whitley Bay,

A193 The Links where the collision happened. Credit: ITV News

The collision happened at 9.42pm on Sunday, May 7th, on the A193 The Links in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, approximately 20 metres north of the junction with Western Way.

Two men who had been arrested in connection with the collision have now been released pending further enquiries.

"We are asking for help from the public to assist our enquiries into this fatal collision. Specifically we're asking for any CCTV footage that motorists may have captured when travelling in the area, or from homes or businesses who also may have had CCTV operating. Any footage of these two vehicles at the relevant time would be of interest to our enquiry."

– Sgt Steve Minnikin, Northumbria Police


Appeal after two Whitley Bay business burglaries

Police are investigating Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Whitley Bay.

Offenders forced their way into the Rendezvous Cafe on Dukes Walk between 6pm on April 8, and 9am on April 9. They stole an undisclosed amount of money and food.

SIA Barbers on Cauldwell Lane was burgled overnight between 6pm on April 5, and 9am on April 6. Money was also taken from this business.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.


Two rescued from Whitley Bay tourist spot

St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay Credit: PA

The Cullercoats RNLI Lifeboat has been called out after two people got cut off by the rising tide at St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay.

The high tide was due at 6pm and it was decided that with the pair unlikely to be able to get off the island for another two hours at least, the lifeboat would be sent to them.

The pair said they had 'lost track of time' whilst taking photographs on the seaward side of the Island, were given a lift to their car by a Brigade member.

People visiting the area are being reminded to keep track of tide times and watch water levels when planning a visit.

Teenager jailed after Whitley Bay restaurant burglary

A teenager has been jailed for 28 weeks after a restaurant in North Tyneside was burgled.

Connor Sproat, 19, of Esplanade Avenue in Whitley Bay, was convicted of burglary at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on 7 March.

Sproat stole cash and alcohol from Turknaz Restaurant on North Parade in Whitley Bay in the early hours of 27 February.

Connor Sproat

"We are committed to tackling burglary whether it occurs at businesses or homes in North Tyneside.

"Bringing offenders before the courts remains a priority for us and we will not stop targeting those we believe to be responsible for such crimes which we know causes concern in our communities.

"We want to make sure offenders are caught and face the consequences of their actions."

– Neighbourhood Sergeant Lisa Henderson
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