Police search River Tyne after concern for man

01 Dec 2016 10:39 AM

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Police are carrying out searches of the River Tyne this morning for a man believed to have fallen from the Tyne Bridge.

At 3:59am on Thursday, December 1, police received a report of concern for a man seen on the wrong side of the railings on the Tyne Bridge.

Officers attended but there was no sign of the man.

After checking CCTV cameras in the area we believe that the man may have fallen from the bridge into the river.

Enquiries are being carried out this morning including checks of the river by police and the fire service.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 86 01/12/16.

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