Well-wishers set up fundraising page for funeral of man shot by police

James Wilson. Picture supplied by his family.

James Wilson. Picture supplied by his family.

Friends of the man shot by police in South Shields have launched a fundraising page for his family.

James Wilson, 24, died early this morning after being shot by Northumbria Police armed officers on Tuesday.

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Donations have already begun coming in to the gofundme page, set up by Natalia Ferriday.

On the page, she writes: "As everyone who knew James will know, he was a kind amazing young man.

"Everyone's friend who always had a smile on his face! this is a really tough time for his loved one,

"I'm sure everyone's kind words are giving them comfort. Out of respect for them and love for James I would appreciate if everyone could give what they can to help an amazing young man have the send off he deserves!

"Rip James you will be sadly missed by all that knew you xxx"