OFFICERS are investigating after a car was reportedly driven into the River Tyne.

Police received a report that a black Renault Clio was spotted in the water near Scotswood Bridge, shortly after 5pm today.

Enquiries were carried out and the 18-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger were located and are helping officers with enquiries.

The two men were not injured and no one else was in the vehicle when it went into the water.

Anyone with any information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact officers via 101 and use reference number 807 12/08/19.