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Durham death: eight men bailed

Eight people arrested following the death of a man in Durham have now been released on bail.

Police were called to the ‘Loveshack’ nightclub, in the Walkergate area of the city, shortly after 1am (Sunday 24 July) following reports of a disturbance inside the club.

When officers arrived it was found doorstaff had detained two men and escorted them outside.

However shortly afterwards - one of the men became unwell.

The 54-year-old, from Hetton-le-Hole, later died.

Seven men were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, and an eighth man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

They have all been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Primark kidnap father - 'Tell me the truth and I'll forgive you'

Denise Fergus on Good Morning Britain Credit: GMB

The father of a toddler kidnapped from a Primark store in Newcastle has spoken of the "agony" he felt in the two hours she was missing - and of his guilt over not preventing the abduction. He spoke exclusively to ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain.

Speaking anonymously to Denise Fergus - whose son Jamie Bulger was abducted and killed by two youths in 1993 - the man has opened up about how he still longs for the truth of what happened and cannot forgive the teenagers until they tell him.

On 18 July 2016 two girls, aged 13 and 14, were sentenced to three years and three months in a youth detention centre each after they admitted snatching a toddler in Newcastle on April 13. Just before the kidnap, the Tyneside teenagers had shoplifted dummies, baby milk and a bottle.

After luring the little girl away from her mother, the kidnappers took her three miles away on the Metro to Gosforth before police caught them in Gosforth Central Park, where the teenagers were arrested.


Shopkeeper left 'incredibly anxious' after masked gunman burst into her store

A shopkeeper has said she thought she might be killed after a masked gunman burst into her convenience store on North Road in Darlington last night.

Seema Dhutti says it's left her 'incredibly anxious' but she refused to hand over any money and he fled empty handed.

No one was hurt.

Police say a 34-year-old man has been arrested and is helping them with their inquiries.


One person dies after serious crash in Gateshead

Map of where the accident happened Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

One person has died after a serious accident on the A184 in Gateshead this morning (SUN)

At around 4am this morning (Sunday) police received a report that a BMW 3 series was on its roof at the roundabout junction of the Redheugh Bridge and Askew Road.

Emergency services attended the scene where one of the people in the car was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Two other men were taken to hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still searching for two other people who it's believed were in the car at the time and didn't stay at the scene after the crash.

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