Man arrested over college break-in

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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.”