Tyne & Wear

Police patrol stepped up on River Tyne

Police are increasing patrols along the River Tyne in an effort to crack down on dangerous navigation and anti-social behaviour.

It follows complaints about anti-social use of jet-skis and speedboats.

Some river users are suspected of exceeding speed limits, obstructing navigation or using their vessels in a dangerous manner.

The operation is part-funded by the Port of Tyne and will see extra patrols at the weekends.

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