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Man climbs pylon and cuts off North Tyneside power

The man is now safe Photo:

A man climbed an electricity pylon, cutting off the power supply to thousands of North Tyneside homes.

Police say the incident happened in a field close to Simonside Way in Killingworth, at 8.45pm on July 20. The man was attempting to touch the live wires.

Northern Powergrid switched off the pylon's electricity and police officers spoke to the man to talk him down. The man was taken to hospital and is safe. Power is now restored.