Tributes and kind wishes have been pouring in after the death of James Wilson.
The 24-year-old died overnight after being shot by Northumbria Police armed officers on Tuesday.
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Here are a selection left on our Facebook page:
Lynne Norman Robson Start said: "So sad I really feel for his mam n family thus should ov never happened james was a lovely lad at the end ov the day if you don't no him hush ya gums his mam don't need this r.i.p james wilson xxx"
Nora Watson said: "I dint know this boy or his family But my heart goes out to them.and those people who are quick to judge would do well to think on this ,Let Him Without Sin Cast The First Stone.
"There are a lot of people out there with opinions on what was right or wrong but I just think this is not the time to voice them please try and think about his family and friends who will obviously be devastated.R.I.P. Son."
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Chrisy Armstrong said "Thoughts are with the family n friends who sadly lost a young lad rest in peace James ur a angle in heaven watching over ur family. Xx"
Nichola Jayne Price said: "Thoughts with family and friends."
Peter Mcshane said: "So sad to hear this r.i.p James"
Nathan Gray said: "REST IN PEACE JAMES. A good lad with a good heart taken too soon. People with all these negative comments on previous articles quite clearly never knew you. One of the best. I'll never ever forget you. God bless, you're up there with the best X"
Jase Hall said: "Awful outcome and condolences to his family also thoughts with the PC that pulled the trigger, cant be a good outcome for him either."
Laura Louise Hudson: "No matter what peoples opinions, i think now is the time to keep stum. This man still has a family a one who has just been torn apart no matter the right or wrongs. R.I.P thoughts are with the family."
Agnes George said: "Very sad situation for everyone involved. Sympathy must also be applied to the officer involved."