Northumbria Police are urgently investigating reports that a young child was forced into the back of a white van.
Police have not confirmed if a child has been reported missing however they have confirmed the reports and 10 units are currently at the scene of the incident and have been for a number of hours.
A large number of the public have also turned up at the scene to offer assistance to officers.
Police are investigating reports of a suspicious incident in Gateshead.
We received a report of a girl being forced into a white van on Coldwell Street, Felling.
Northumbria Police officers are going door-to-door in the Felling area of the city of Gateshead looking into reports of a ‘suspicious incident’
Police are investigating reports of a schoolgirl being put into a white van this evening.
A large police presence has been reported in the Felling area of Gateshead.
If anyone has any information, please contact 101 ref 1091 200719.
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