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Photo released of man killed in Richmond

The family of a man who died following an assault in Richmond at the weekend have issued a photograph of him.

Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Andrew Jackson, 43, died in hospital on Monday 27 April 2015, after sustaining serious head injuries in an incident on Victoria Road on Saturday night.

The investigation into the assault remains ongoing and officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Andrew Jackson suffered a very serious injury when he was assaulted in Richmond on Saturday night and he tragically died on Monday afternoon. It is important that we find out exactly what happened to Andrew, therefore I am appealing to anyone who saw him on Saturday night between 6pm and 11.25pm to contact us with information about where he was, what he was doing and who he was with.

– Detective Chief Inspector Allan Harder, of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit

Police appeal following indecent assault in Newcastle

Police are appealing for information after an indecent assault in Newcastle yesterday (April 27).

Between 3.35pm and 3.40pm, a man approached a 21-year-old woman in Westmorland Road, outside the Magic Flame takeaway, and touched her bottom.

The man then ran off from the scene. The victim was left shaken by the incident and reported it to police.

The man was described as being black, in his early 20s, around 5ft 7ins tall and of stocky build.

He was wearing a white T shirt, blue jeans and had curly black hair.

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Accident victim revealed as talented martial arts fighter

Scott Rogan

The man who died in a collision in Tyneside on Friday (April 24) was a well-known martial arts fighter.

35-year-old Scott Rogan, from the West End of Newcastle, was killed when his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car at 1.50pm on Brunton Road in Kenton Bankfoot.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Scott was a big character, one of a kind, always joking around and you never knew what was coming next. He was a true warrior and great professional fighter, game for anything. He was a great big softie at heart.

He left thousands of broken hearts including his family, friends and 3 beautiful children, Deven, Shayle and Alexis.

His tragic accident was a sudden shock to everyone. We know he will be watching over us all, and will always be in our hearts and thoughts.

We would like to thank everyone for there support and tributes.

– Family statement

Appeal to find out how Hartlepool man was injured

Police are appealing for information after a 26-year-old man was injured on Murray Street in Hartlepool.

He sustained significant leg injuries which could be because of a road traffic collision. It happened on April 19 between 10:30pm and 11:00pm.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101.

Lead theft from two Newcastle homes

Police are advising residents to be on their guard following the theft of lead from two homes in Newcastle.

Both incidents took place when thieves stripped lead from porch roofs of property in Fowberry Crescent, in Fenham. They both happened between April 24 and April 27.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team are stepping up patrols in the area.

"We want to make people aware that these incidents have occurred and to ask residents to be alert to the issue.

"I'd also urge people to report to police any suspicious people or vehicles hanging around their neighbourhoods straightaway."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Alan Davison

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Heavy rains cause further delays to Nepal search operation

Heavy rainstorms have caused further delays to rescue efforts in Nepal, already hampered as rubble-moving machinery struggles to get through the narrow streets of Kathmandu.

Eyewitnesses said many survivors in the city, frustrated by delays to the disaster response, have now taken to clearing away debris with their bare hands in a desperate bid to find lost relatives.

Many survivors, frustrated by delays to the response, have taken to searching through the rubble themselves Credit: Reuters

Long traffic jams and unstable terrain in remote areas has also slowed down search and rescue efforts.

Pradip Subba, aged 27, was among those who decided to take part in the search operation himself.

His brother and sister-in-law are believed to have been killed when the city's historic Dharahara minaret collapsed in Saturday's earthquake.

Our hands are the only machine right now. There is just no one from the government or the army to help us.

– Pradip Subba, survivor

Motorbike passenger dies in Washington collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorbike passenger died in a collision in Washington. A motorbike and a car crashed at 11.30am on April 26, on Heworth Road at the junction to Inkerman Road, Concord.

The motorbike passenger, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to hospital where she later died.

The driver of the car was not injured.

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