Rail services between Newcastle and the Metrocentre have been suspended due to a person being hit by a train.
Northern rail say all lines between the two stations are currently blocked.
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Police have said they received a report that a 30-year-old man had been assaulted inside a property on Hallside Road early this morning.
The teenager appeared in the dock at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court this morning. He will next appear at Crown Court on Wednesday.