Emergency services called to South Shields coast

A Coastguard rescue team has been called to an incident in South Shields
A Coastguard rescue team has been called to an incident in South Shields

An emergency search at South Shields has been safely concluded.

Police, fire brigade and coastguard were called to the coast earlier this evening.

A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard said: "We had South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team and the Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat to search for a person."

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "There is nothing to report. We had a police incident but it is all done and dusted.

"Everybody has been stood down.".