In Pictures: New Year swimmers take the plunge

There was a stunning sunrise over the North East coast on Wednesday morning as the country ushered in 2020.

But the sun did little to warm the chilly waters of Whitley Bay, where hardy souls from the local Panama Swimming Club took to the sea for their annual dip.

Winter weather Jan 1
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New Year’s Day celebrations
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New Year’s Day celebrations
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New Year’s Day celebrations
(Owen Humphreys/PA)
New Year’s Day celebrations
(Owen Humphreys/PA)
New Year’s Day celebrations
(Owen Humphreys/PA)
New Year’s Day celebrations
(Owen Humphreys/PA)
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