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Ongoing incident in Killingworth man is attempting to touch live wires in top of pylon

Police are currently dealing with an incident in Killingworth, North Tyneside.

At 8:43pm this evening officers received a report that a man had climbed an electricity pylon in a field near to Simonside Way and was attempting to touch the live wires.

Northern Powergrid have been contacted and electricity to the pylon has been switched off.

Officers are at the scene speaking with the man and trying to get him to come down safely.

A small cordon has been put in place in the area while officers deal with the incident.

There is no risk to any members of the public.

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