North East contortionist and escapologist Chris Cross was in North Shields to support Screen-Con, a sci-fi convention. He performed for the crowds and said he hopes to see more events like it come to the region.
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He has admitted his squad were simply not good enough to avoid another scrap for Barclays Premier League survival.
The incident took place on Sunday October 4th close to Marton Road in the town.