Fathers' rights activist protests on Tyne Bridge

A protester has climbed 180ft up to the top of the Tyne Bridge in an attempt 'to raise awareness of the children unable to see their dads' this Father’s Day. Real Fathers for Justice activist, Simon Anderton has said he plans to stay on top of Newcastle's iconic bridge for two weeks.

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Delays expected as protester climbs up the Tyne Bridge

Northumbria Police are warning motorists there may be some delays after a protester climbed 180ft up the Tyne Bridge in a Father's Day protest.

Officers were informed a man was on top of Newcastle's iconic bridge at 7:45am this morning.

A 'Real Fathers for Justice' activist unfurled a 25ft purple banner printed ‘Happy Fatherless Day’.

Police have said they are currently dealing with incident, but that while the Bridge remains opens, motorists are advised there may be delays.

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