Haunting images show empty South Shields streets and seafront usually busy with Easter Monday visitors

The last day of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend would normally see crowds flocking to South Shield’s seafront and into the town centre.

Monday, 13th April 2020, 7:23 pm
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 7:23 pm
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So as the coronavirus lockdown enters its fourth week, are people still obeying Government advice to stay home and limit the spread of the virus?

It certainly seems as though they are.

Mail photographer Frank Reid visited the seafront and town centre and captured these eerie shots of the deserted streets.

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The town's parks are empty
South Shields marketplace is deserted
No sign of any queues at the ferry landing
The Word is closed
No-one in sight at Mill Dam
Shields Town Hall
Only shops providing essential services are permitted to trade
King Street is almost entirely deserted
The car park at The Groyne is entirely empty
Ocean Road is empty near Marine Park
The beach has been cleared
Not a soul in sight in Bents Park
There are hardly any cars along the seafront