Teen accused of throwing concrete slab from Metro bridge in South Shields

South Shields Metro Station
South Shields Metro Station

A TEENAGER accused of throwing a concrete slab from a Metro bridge in South Tyneside has been remanded in custody.

Daniel Langley, 19, is alleged to have thrown the slab from the flyover at South Shields Metro Station – landing on the street ground below in Queen Street at about noon on Wednesday.

Langley, of Priory Road, Jarrow, entered no pleas to the charge of criminal damage and being reckless as to whether lives would be endangered, when he appeared from the custody dock at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The court heard that no one was injured in the incident.

Magistrates sent the matter to Newcastle Crown Court to be dealt with due to the serious nature of the charge.

Gary Fothergill, prosecuting, told magistrates that Langley should be remanded in custody until his crown court date.

Lorraine Montgomery, chairman of the magistrates, agreed with the prosecution request and remanded Langley in custody until his next court appearance.

She told Langley: “You will be remanded in custody until your appearance at Newcastle Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.”

Langley will appear before Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday, February 26.