POLICE have issued a warning after being contacted about more people jumping off a bridge in Wylam.

Northumbria Police have stepped up patrols in Wylam after further reports of young people jumping from Points Bridge into the River Tyne on Tuesday, June 9.

It follows numerous reports of youngsters jumping off the bridge at the end of May, with one male hospitalised after falling from height in the area.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "We would urge young people to consider the potentially serious consequences of their actions when jumping off piers, cliffs or bridges during the warm weather.

“Not only could you face serious and life-changing injuries, but it could also take crucial blue light resources away from genuine and life-threatening emergencies."

Last month, police warned teenagers that they were stepping up attempts to tackle anti-social behaviour in the village.

The warning followed reports of groups of teenagers drinking alcohol, urinating in public and putting themselves in danger by jumping into the water from the bridge, leaving some local residents concerned following increased levels of noise and litter.