Reports of concern for man leads to driving offences arrest

Police arrested a man at the Nook in Prince Edward Road, South Shields, following the initial call out to Whiteleas. Image copyright Google Maps.
Police arrested a man at the Nook in Prince Edward Road, South Shields, following the initial call out to Whiteleas. Image copyright Google Maps.

A driver was arrested in connection with driving offences after calls to the police expressing concerns for a man's welfare.

The emergency services were called to the Whiteleas estate in South Shields earlier today following the calls.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “At around 2.11am this morning, police received a report of concern for the welfare of a man on Landseer Gardens, South Shields.

“Officers attended and stopped the man in question in a vehicle in The Nook area of South Shields.

“The man was taken to hospital as a precaution after saying he felt unwell.

"He was later arrested for driving offences.”