Police called to help person on Roker Pier following family's calls for concern

Emergency services were called to help a person on Roker Pier after concerns were raised by family members in the early hours of this morning.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 05 January, 2019, 13:39
File picture: Roker Pier

Northumbria Police have confirmed officers were called to a male in distress at Roker Pier at around 1am this morning.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said officers were called at 1am to a male at Roker Pier. He was located and returned safely to his family.

The coastguard were also called out at 1.15am to assist police officers.

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As the team were leaving the station they received an update that the person was safe and they were no longer needed.

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