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Photo of South Shields murder suspect to be displayed on screens and driven round Spain

A 13ft digital screen broadcasting photos of fugitives. Credit: NCA

A murder suspect from South Shields is on a list of Britain's 18 most wanted fugitives whose faces are being broadcast at expat hotspots in Spain.

Allan Foster is wanted in connection with the murder of David "Noddy" Rice in May 2006.

Allan Foster is wanted in connection with the murder of David 'Noddy' Rice. Credit: NCA

The 42-year-old was shot 9 times as he sat in his car in Marsden Bay Car Park in South Shields.

The van will tour popular ex-pat spots in Spain. Credit: NCA

A 13ft high digital screen, attached to the back of a van, is touring popular ex-pat spots, including Benidorm, Malaga and Puerto Banus. It will be parked outside supermarkets, bars and clubs.

The National Crime Agency hope that by putting the photos in plain sight, it will help to flush out the fugitives.

It's the latest push by the charity Crimestoppers and the National Crime Agency to capture the remaining 18 fugitives wanted as part of Operation Captura. Sixty-eight of 86 have already been found.

Crimestoppers and the NCA aim to capture Britain's 18 most wanted fugitives with the campaign. Credit: NCA

We’ve caught 68 out of 86 fugitives on the Captura list and the rest know we won’t stop until we catch them too.

By taking our campaign directly into Spanish communities where we believe they are living and socialising, their lives will become even more uncomfortable.

We want British expats and locals to help us by being extra eyes and ears and telling us what they know.

These fugitives are wanted for serious crimes. Anyone who is helping them stay on the run, such as girlfriends, wives, family members back home, or criminal associates, should know that assisting them is an offence too.

There may also be people in the UK with vital information on the whereabouts of these fugitives and we would urge them to get in touch.

– Steve Reynolds, NCA Deputy Director

Operation Captura, an initiative between Crimestoppers, the NCA and Spanish authorities, is now in its ninth year.

Region to mark tenth anniversary of 7/7 bombings

A minute's silence will be held across the region as part of the events to mark the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London.

The aftermath of the Tavistock Square bomb Credit: Dylan Martinez / PA Archive

On 7th July 2005, 52 people were killed and hundreds more were injured during the terror attacks, which targeted people using public transport.

Survivors at Edgware Road, London. Credit: Edmond Terakopian / PA Archive

There will be a minutes silence across the North East today, July 7, at 11:30am, including at Newcastle Central Station.


Fatal dog attack: Funeral for baby Reggie Young to be held in Sunderland

The funeral of a three-week-old baby who was killed by his family dog, will take place at Sunderland Minster later today, July 7.

Reggie Young died after being bitten by a small terrier inside an address in Falkland Road in Sunderland more than two weeks ago.

A 30 year old man remains on police bail in connection with Reggie's death.


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Rescuers warn of river dangers after two caught jumping in

Rescuers have once again warned of the dangers of swimming in the River Ouse at York, after two men were caught on camera jumping into the water.

They were filmed by a crew member on the York Rescue Boat which was set up after a spate of drownings in the city.

The two men had already been told by police not to jump into the water in front of a crowd - but chose to ignore the warnings.

When they got out they were arrested and told to leave the city. They had plunged in to the river at a spot where a soldier lost his life last year.

'Always smiling': Tributes left for Cameron Gosling, teenage River Wear drowning victim

The friends of Cameron Gosling have left flowers nearby to where the 14-year-old boy's body was pulled from the River Wear.

The teenager's body was found on Sunday night, July 6 next to Paradise Park at Witton Park in Bishop Auckland, after a group of youngsters got into trouble while swimming in the water.

One card reads 'always a smile on your face and you made others smile too'

Sydney Richardson, 74, who is a volunteer at the nearby Low Barnes nature reserve, said: "It's awful and I feel for the family. People don't realise how dangerous rivers are and how deep they can get quickly".

Cameron Gosling is the fifteenth person to die in the River Wear in the last two years.

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