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Delays on A1 near Washington after lorry loses screws

A pack of screws has fallen of a lorry causing a section of the A1 near Washington to close.

The debris is currently being cleaned up by a rolling road block. Police say it shouldn't be shut for too long.

It's closed Southbound between A167 Durham Road / A6127 Newcastle Bank / B1296 Long Bank (Bowes Incline Angel Of The North) and A1(M).

Two men to face trial over death of Lawrence French

Lawrence French died after collapsing in Middlesbrough Police Station.

Two men have been charged with the manslaughter and robbery of a 50-year-old man.

Lawrence French, of Alwent Road, in Middlesbrough died on May 25th this year after collapsing at the front desk of Middlesbrough Police Station.

Two men, 39-year-old Christopher Dalzeil and 40-year-old Damien Bishop will appear at Teesside Crown Court in August.

A1 closed near Boroughbridge after serious collision

Police have closed the A1M near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, after a multi-vehicle collision.

Firefighters and ambulance staff have been called to the scene on the southbound carriageway near junction 48.

One woman has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with suspected spinal injuries.

Police are at the scene and arrangements are being made to recover the vehicles involved and re-open the road.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch on 101.

A1: Blaydon Viaduct repairs almost complete

Traffic caught up on the A1 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Motorists may see an end to their A1 misery after transport bosses said repair work on the Blaydon Viaduct was on track.

One lane of the A1 has been closed all week after a fault was discovered on the Blaydon Haugh Viaduct.

Highways England said plates will be fitted to joints on the bridge overnight Saturday into Sunday morning.

Further work will be carried out Sunday night into Monday morning with the lane due to reopen Monday morning.

However further work will be required to permanently fix the bridge in the next six months.


Elderly passenger made racist comments on bus

Police tape Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly bus passenger made racist comments.

The man was travelling on a number 37 Stagecoach bus on Stockton High Street at around 9am on Wednesday, when he made inappropriate racial comments. The bus was making its way to Middlesbrough from Stockton.

Anyone with information should contact PC Philip Lamb on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 or

A1: Police advise drivers to avoid A1 after crashes

Police are advising motorists to avoid the A1 after two separate crashes.

The A1 northbound is now fully re-opened following the collision near to the Team Valley earlier today.

Delays are still expected in the area as there is heavy congestion but it should start moving again soon.

The second collision happened just before 3pm on the southbound carriageway near to the Angel of the North involving half a dozen vehicles.

There are no reports of any serious injuries but the road is blocked and there will be delays in the area.

Police are advising drivers to avoid using the A1 on Friday afternoon.

Missing 71-year-old from Middlesbrough is vulnerable, say police

Missing David Seaman. Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are appealing to trace 71-year-old David Seaman from the Middlesbrough area.

David left an address on Oakfield Court in Marton at around 9.20am this morning, Friday 29th July.

David has not been seen since he left the address. He is vulnerable as he requires medication.

He is described as a white male, of average build, around 5ft 6” tall and was wearing a grey jacket and brown trousers.

He walks with the aid of a walking stick.

– Cleveland Police

Anyone who may have seen David or anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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