Man taken to hospital after police called to suspected theft at Simonside Metro station

A man was taken to hospital with chest injuries after an incident at a Metro station.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 11:26 am
Police were called to Simonside Metro station.

Northumbria Police were called to Simonside Metro station on, Sunday, June 13, at 7.45pm after a report of a theft.

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A force spokesperson said: “At 7.45pm yesterday (Sunday) officers were called to the Simonside Metro Station area of South Tyneside following a report of a theft.

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“It was reported that a man had accused another male of videoing him on his phone – and proceeded to grab the phone from his hand.

“The man then threw the phone away and made off, but while chasing after him, the victim collided with a barrier and suffered injuries to his chest. He has subsequently been taken to hospital for treatment."

The force say enquires are ongoing and ask anyone with information to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log 1088 130621.

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