A hostage situation reported in a Job Centre in Byker, Newcastle, Northern England. Police are negotiating with a knifeman who is reportedly holding staff hostages.

​​Police officers arrived at the scene, they try to negotiate with a man with a knife who is reportedly holding several members of staff of the Job Centre Plus as hostages.

Roads have been closed around the area as a precaution.

​The public are advised to avoid the area.

​Students reportedly evacuated from the nearby.

No reports of injuries for now.

Details to follow…

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