Security tightened following illegal Tyne Bridge rave

Around 200 people were found partying in the old Tyne Bridge lift shaft on New Year's Day. Credit: ITV News

Security at the Tyne Bridge is being reviewed after more than two hundred people attended a New Year's Day rave in one of its' towers.

Police had to break in and evacuate the site and have yet to identify the organisers.

Newcastle City Council manage the building and have faced questions on how security was breached. They are reviewing what they do at the site and have fitted new metal plates to reinforce the entrance.

One Newcastle MP says that people need to be protected from what is an iconic but dangerous place.

Whilst it is a brilliant space it is also a death trap right now, it really does need for people to be protected.

Chi Onwurah MP, Newcastle Central

Newcastle City council says the rave has created interest that could possibly help in the future:

It is a huge space and it's not used at the moment.

Cllr Stephen Pollard, Newcastle City Council
Inside the Tyne Bridge lift shaft where the illegal rave took place. Credit: ITV News