Children in sea at Roker spark alert

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YOUNGSTERS spotted in the sea up to their necks in water led to 999 calls from people fearing for their safety.

HM Coastguard received the reports at around 9pm today stating three children aged between nine and 11 had been seen off Queens Parade.

A team of officers was sent to the spot to offer safety advice to the schoolpupils and ensure they were not in danger.