Newburn flats will be demolished

Spencer Court flats in Newburn will have to be demolished, residents have been told at a public meeting. The block on Tyneside has been on the verge of collapse since flooding caused a landslide in a culvert beneath the building. No time frame has been given for their demolition.

Spencer Court flats
Homes around the building were evacuated on Tuesday Credit: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue


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