Concern for man sparks alert near to Tyne Dock yard

A worried call was made to police over concerns a man could plan to go into the River Tyne.

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 9:23 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:07 am
The emergency services were called to the Tyne Dock area to search for a man after concerns were raised for his welfare.

But after police and other support services were sent to check on the man, they managed to track him down to a Metro station 10 miles away.

The report was made to Northumbria Police just after 7.10am today, after the man was spotted near to the former McNulty's yard site off Commercial Road in Tyne Dock, South Shields.

The McNulty yard, now owned by Port of Tyne, as it was being demolished last September.

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The caller was worried the man would enter the river.

HM Coastguard, alongside Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, were called to the docks to help police and a search was made.

Inquiries tracked down the man to Monument Metro Station in Newcastle a short time later.

Police found he was safe and well.

The McNulty yard, now owned by Port of Tyne, as it was being demolished last September.