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

File picture: Roker Pier
File picture: Roker Pier

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.

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.

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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