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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.


Man steals thousands from pub threatening staff with kitchen knife

A man brandishing a kitchen knife has stolen thousands of pounds from a pub in Billingham.

A member of staff at The Kings Arms Public House was cashing up at around midnight on July 4, when he was was pulled to the floor by an intruder and threatened with the knife.

The Kings Arms Public House. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The suspect is described as a white male with a fair complexion, a mousey/ginger beard, around 6ft tall and of stocky build. He was reportedly wearing a grey hooded top, black jeans, white trainers and black gloves.

Anyone witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact DC Dave Medd at Stockton Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101.

Burglars smash into Newcastle house with hammer

Two men burst into a house in Newcastle and threatened a man inside with a hammer this morning, police have said.

The men, who spoke with local accents, smashed the front window of a house on Shipley Street in Lemington before forcing their way in through the front door at 2:30am.

  • The men are described as being of medium build, wearing black tracksuits with balaclavas.

The resident was left shaken but uninjured.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 80 06/07/15.

Woman goes missing on night out in South Shields

*Update: Briony Lawson has contacted Northumbria Police to say she is safe and well. Officers have thanked the public for their help.

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing young woman from Sunderland who was last seen at a nightclub.

Briony Lawson, 25, was last seen in Roxanne's nightclub in South Shields when she left her group of friends at around 5am on July 5.

She told friends she was going to meet someone in Newcastle, but has not been seen since and did not turn up for work this morning.

  • She is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, with blonde bobbed hair and wearing glasses.
  • She was last seen wearing a blue top with a beige vest underneath, colourful trousers and beige high heels.

Officers say Briony's family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and are appealing for her to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 976 05/07/15.

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