North of Tyne Mountain Rescue appears in ITV episode Vera

There was a lot of excitement as scenes filmed in a quiet northeastern village aired on ITV’s hit show Vera earlier this week.

Eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted Matfen, near Hexham, as Brenda Blethyn and the cast returned for another crime-solving episode.

The dramatic episode, which was the first of four to air this year, hit a storm on Sunday as millions of viewers tuned in.

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And now, those who took part in the shoot in the village of Northumberland have revealed their excitement – using their cameo appearance to their advantage.

The North Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, which relies on donations and grants and receives no other support, had been involved in filming in the village in May.

The team of volunteers and vehicles – and dogs – had mobilized to film the fictitious search for a 13-year-old missing.

But it wasn’t before, the team members got the chance to meet the all-star cast and pose for photos.

Releasing a statement after the episode aired on Sunday, they said: “We were involved in the fictional search for a missing child.

“Although the incident is fictitious in this case, we regularly search for missing people, including children.

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“We do not receive any funding other than kind donations and grant applications, so we would be very grateful if you could help us.”

On social media, the team shared photos of their dogs with Blethyn and Kenny Doughty, who plays DS Aiden Healy on the series.

And it looks like their efforts have paid off, as a Facebook donation page appeared to show £ 300 had been raised by a number of people in the past 24 hours.

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