Vandal-plagued yard is on hitlist

DEMOLITION BID ... the former Hawthorn Leslie shipyard in Hebburn.

DEMOLITION BID ... the former Hawthorn Leslie shipyard in Hebburn.

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A VANDAL-hit disused shipyard in South Tyneside could be bulldozed in a few months.

The disused Hawthorn Leslie yard in Ellison Street, Hebburn, has become a blot on the landscape, and the derelict Victorian building has been plagued by arsonists and vandals for eight years.

Nearby residents, who have called for it to be flattened on safety grounds, could have their prayers answered in the New Year with a bid to have the listed building taken off the register.

 

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