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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 30 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Ana Guerra-Moore

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates here have now finished for the day. There will be further updates this evening and tonight online, on BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees and on Look North.

    If you'd like to get in touch you can Tweet us @BBCNewsNEemail us, or contact us through our Facebook page.  

  2. Recap: Major search operation off Sunderland coast

    We've been bringing you updates this afternoon about a major search off the Sunderland coast after a 17-year-old boy went missing from a dinghy.

    Two 17-year-old boys were seen in the water at the mouth of the River Wear near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club. 

    Northumbria Police said they thought they had been in a dinghy when they got out to swim in the water and got into difficulty. 

    One of the boys was rescued, along with two 17-year-old females who were also in the dinghy. 

    Later this afternoon, a patient was taken to hospital but there are no details on their condition.

    There will be further updates on this during the evening online, on BBC Newcastle and on the late bulletin on Look North at 22.34.

    RNLI crews at Sunderland
  3. No word on patient's condition after sea search operation

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    A patient has been taken to the RVI in Newcastle following this afternoon's search for a 17-year-old boy who went missing.

    The police helicopter has now left Roker where the rescue operation to find the 17 year old missing at sea is over. There is no word on the patient's condition  

  4. Patient taken to hospital after being pulled out of sea

    Rebecca O'Neill

    BBC Newcastle

    A patient has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle after being pulled out of the water at Roker Beach, Sunderland.

    This follows a major search operation this afternoon for a 17-year-old boy who was missing in the sea.

    Emergency services were called at about 15:20 to the Old Pier area.

    Three other teenagers have already been rescued. 

  5. BreakingMissing teenager search: Patient being taken to hospital

    Rebecca O'Neill

    BBC Newcastle

    A patient is being taken to hospital after being pulled from the water off the Sunderland coast, the North East Ambulance Service says

    It follows a search for a 17-year-old boy who went missing from a dinghy.

  6. Video: Rescuers in water searching for missing teenager

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    BBC Look North reporter Peter Harris has sent this video of rescuers searching the water after a 17-year-old boy went missing this afternoon.

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    Video caption: Search off Sunderland for teenager missing from dinghy
  7. Picture of the scene: Rescue services search for missing teenager

    The search continues for a missing teenager who got into difficulty while swimming near Sunderland Yacht Club this afternoon.

    Rescue teams are in the water and helicopters are flying above the sea, as members of the public watch the operation.

    Rescue services at the scene
  8. Video: Rescue operation underway in Sunderland

    BBC Newcastle reporter Martin Emmerson sent this video of the scene in Sunderland this afternoon as a search for a 17-year-old boy who has gone missing from a dinghy continues.

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  9. Two RNLI lifeboats and sea scooter involved in search

    Fiona Trott

    BBC News

    The RNLI say they have two lifeboats out - seven volunteers in total - searching for a 17 year old missing off the Sunderland coast.

    A lifeguard sea scooter has also been deployed, along with a coastguard helicopter and police helicopter.

    Northumbria Police said they believed two 17-year-old males had got out of a dinghy to swim when they got into difficulty at the mouth of the River Wear near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club this afternoon.

    One of them and two 17-year-old girls who were also in the dinghy were rescued and a search is under way for the missing teenager.

  10. Rapid response teams searching for missing teenager

    Two rapid response teams from the North East Air Ambulance Service are among the emergency services teams helping search for a missing teeanger off the Northumberland coast.

    Emergency services were called shortly before 15:30 after a 17 year old went missing from a dinghy. Three other teenagers were rescued.

    Helicopters are also helping with the search.

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  11. Three teenagers rescued off Sunderland coast, search for fourth continues

    Two 17-year-olds were seen in the water near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club at 15:22.

    It is thought they had been in a dinghy when they got out to swim in the water and got into difficulty, Northumbria Police said.

    One of the males was rescued, along with two 17-year-old females who were also in the dinghy.

    A search operation has been launched for the missing teenager. 

    Scene at Sunderland
  12. BreakingSearch for 17 year old missing from dinghy

    A search is under way off the Sunderland coast for a 17 year old missing after he went swimming from a dinghy.

    Another 17 year old and two 17-year-old women who were also in the dinghy at the mouth of the River Wear were rescued.

  13. Picture: Overturned lorry on Moor Farm

    An overturned lorry near the Moor Farm roundabout in Northumberland is causing road closures and delays.

    Rescue services are at the scene and tweeted this photo.

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  14. Man indecently exposes himself at bus stop

    A man indecently exposed himself to a woman at a bus stop in Stockton.

    The incident took place at about 16:40 on 25 August at a bus stop on University Boulevard.

    The man is described as white, slim build, with a grey beard and grey, unkempt hair. 

    University Boulevard
  15. More than 300 people arrested by Cleveland Police for illegally entering UK

    BBC Tees

    www.bbc.co.uk/BBCTees

    Cleveland Police arrested more than 300 people for illegally entering the country during a three year period, according to figures obtained by BBC News.

    Nationally, more than 27,000 people were arrested for illegally entering Britain between 2013 and 2016.

    Of those arrests, 319 were made by officers at Cleveland Police, which has seen a 40% rise in arrests during that same period. 

    Figures supplied by Durham police show the force made no arrests during the same time. 

  16. Travel: Disruption to continue after overturned lorry

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    BBC Travel says the A189 in Cramlington is closed and there is queuing traffic northbound between Moor Farm Roundabout and the B1326 junction, because of an overturned lorry. 

    There is a diversion in operation - using the B1505. There is congestion on the A1056 Killingworth Way to the A19 junction and on A19 Dudley Lane to the B1319 Dudley Lane junction.  

  17. Fenerbahce sign Sunderland winger Lens

    BBC Sport

    Sunderland winger Jeremain Lens has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan.

    The Dutchman joined Sunderland from Dynamo Kiev for £8m just over 12 months ago, but made only 14 Premier League starts for the club.  

    Jeremain Lens
  18. Man charged after homes evacuated to appear in court next month

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    A man arrested after an incident in which 100 people were evacuated from their homes in South Shields on Friday will make another court appearance next month. Wayne Allen, 38, has been charged with a number of assaults and possessing a prohibited weapon. He's due before Newcastle Crown Court on 26 September. He has been remanded in custody.

  19. Travel: Overturned lorry on A19

    BBC Travel

    The A19 in Dudley, Northumberland, is partially blocked and there's very slow traffic northbound at the Moor Farm Roundabout, because of an overturned lorry and a shed load of logs.

    Follow the latest travel updates here.