Tyne Bridge rave 'put hundreds in danger'
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Tyne Bridge illegal rave "put hundreds in grave danger"

An illegal rave inside a tower of the Tyne Bridge put "hundreds of people in grave danger", a councillor has said.

Police had to use cutting equipment after revellers barricaded themselves into the granite structure, which houses a lift shaft, on New Year's Eve.

"In an emergency it would have been impossible to get out or launch a rescue," Newcastle City Council's Nick Kemp said.

Officers are still attempting to trace the event organisers.

  • 05 Jan 2017