Robots battle it out in town centres

Two competitors in the Robot Wars event in Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, ready to do battle.
Two competitors in the Robot Wars event in Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, ready to do battle.

Fans of the television series ‘Robot Wars’ descended on town centres last week to watch on as the machines battled it out with each other.

Hundreds watched on as the robots visited Whitley Bay, Wallsend and North Shields town centres.

And there was also a chance for the shoppers to take control of the robots.

Among the robots was Major Damage, a 960kg device with a crushing jaw, flame thrower and 30kg hammer.