Teenager found with serious injuries in South Tyneside following report of 'male' walking along A19 roadside

The Tyne Tunnel in Jarrow.
The Tyne Tunnel in Jarrow. -Credit:Newcastle Chronicle

Northumbria Police have issued an appeal for information after a 17-year-old was found injured in South Tyneside. At around 6am on Wednesday, May 15, police received a report of concern for a male walking along the side of the A19, close to the south entrance to the Tyne Tunnel in Jarrow.

Emergency services attended the scene where they located a person matching the description given on the cycle track that runs close to Salcombe Avenue. The male had sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He remains there in a serious condition and his next of kin have been informed, with an investigation having been launched by Northumbria Police to establish the full circumstances surrounding the report, with the cause of the male's injuries currently being treated as unexplained. Officers have appealed for any witnesses who might have seen a male in the Jarrow area in the early hours, and anyone with further information, to come forward.

They are particularly keen to hear from any passing motorists who were driving in the area at the time, and may have dashcams, or those with CCTV or doorbell footage. It is understood the area is also popular with dog walkers.

Anyone with information or footage should get in touch using the ‘Report’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101, quoting log number: NP-20240516-0129