Arrest after suspected burglary at former South Tyneside college site

Police activity at South Tyneside College's Hebburn campus at the corner of Mill Lane and Victoria Road West
Police activity at South Tyneside College's Hebburn campus at the corner of Mill Lane and Victoria Road West

A MAN has been arrested by police following a suspected burglary at a former college site in South Tyneside.

Police were called out to the college’s derelict Hebburn campus, in Mill Lane, on Monday evening, after receiving reports that a burglary was taking place.

Officers arrested a 21-year-old man at the scene and he is currently in custody.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “Police received reports of a suspected burglary at a derelict building in Mill Lane, Hebburn.

“At around 6.45pm on Monday, officers attended the scene where a man was found in the building.

“A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

“Inquiries are ongoing and officers are in the area to provide reassurance to residents.”