A burst pipe has forced the closure of a multi-million pound seafront leisure centre “until further notice.”
Council chiefs have closed the doors on Haven Point in Pier Parade after confirming a pipe has burst.
It is unclear how long the venue, which was opened less than three years ago at a cost of £16m, will remain shut to the public.
Signs on the door state the building is closed due to technical difficulties.
A statement from South Tyneside Council said: “South Tyneside Council is advising residents that Haven Point is closed until further notice, due to a burst pipe.
“People are reminded that they can use any of the borough’s other leisure facilities at Hebburn Central, Temple Park, Monkton Stadium or Jarrow Pool.”