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CCTV released as police investigate Affray on Metro

CCTV showing a man police would like to speak to about an incident on the Metro Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released a CCTV image of someone they want to speak to after a man threatened another passenger on the Metro.

It happened between 2.35pm and 2.55pm, on Tuesday, August 12.

A man threatened violence against another man on the carriage as it travelled between Chichester and Pelaw.

Officers are treating the incident as an affray.


Bride in tears as part of wedding venue burns down

A bride due to be married on Friday says she spent a day in tears after learning that part of her wedding venue has burnt down.

One wing of the Crathorne Hall Hotel near Yarm went up in flames earlier.

And it means Catherine Plant's wedding to Jonathan Cook can't go ahead.

The couple are now forced to make last minute plans to move the ceremony and reception.

MORE: Smoke and flames engulf historic hotel

Cleveland Way part-closed after landslip

A landslip on the North Yorkshire coast has forced the closure of part of the popular Cleveland Way footpath.

It's affecting an area close to the Whitby fog point.

The National Park Authority has cordoned off part of the path along the cliffs and will return to the site tomorrow to fence off the area.

The coastguard has been involved in monitoring the damage from the sea below.


Crathorne Hall fire 'under control'

Firefighters have managed to bring a major blaze under control at a hotel in North Yorkshire.

Crews were called to Crathorne Hall at around 10am after a fire broke out in the roof space of the east wing. It's believed the main part of the hotel is unaffected.

PICTURES: Firefighters tackle hotel blaze

More than 100 firefighters worked tirelessly through the day. At one stage they were trying to force the roof in to put out the fire.

Couples who had booked weddings there over the weekend have been told the venue will not have reopened.

North Yorkshire Fire Service confirmed the fire is now under control.

Woman raped in Newcastle club smoking area

A woman in her 20s has been raped in the smoking area of a nightclub in Newcastle.

It was reported just before 5am this morning. She was attacked in the area between Perdu and Blackie Boy on Collingwood Street in the city centre.

Detectives say enquiries are in their early stages. They are speaking to the victim and examining CCTV from the surrounding area.

Anyone with information should contact police.

Firefighters trying to force roof in to contain blaze

Fire crews at Crathorne Hall near Yarm are using water to try and force in the roof of the hotel to contain a major fire which spread through a wing.

Around 100 firefighters are on site, with smoke billowing from the roof hampering their efforts.

"You have the difficulty of breaking through from the outside as well as the inside.

"And of course by its nature, a roof is boarded off and it's very difficult to see where the fire's spread to.

"The main thing we're trying to do is stop the fire spreading from the east wing to the main hotel."

– Dave Drybrugh, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

The main part of the building remains unaffected but couples due to hold their weddings at the hotel this weekend have told ITV News Tyne Tees that the venue has confirmed they will not be going ahead.

"We are making contact with people who are staying with us over the next few days, because clearly we're not going to be operational.

"When we get the building back [from firefighters] we will then assess the impact on our business."

– Douglas Waddell, Operations manager, Hand Picked Hotels
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