A teenager who cut his neck when he fell onto a sun bed has died in hospital.
17-year-old Grant Adams was airlifted from a flat in South Shields to the RVI in Newcastle on Sunday.
It's understood he cut his neck on one of the light bulbs on the sun bed.
He then fell down the stairs.
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