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Warning to speeding drivers after crash in Kimblesworth

Durham and Cleveland Road Policing Unit have issued a warning to speeding drivers on their Facebook page.

Posted in the early hours of this morning they published a picture of a mangled car with the following message:

"This single vehicle crash on the A167 at Kimblesworth late last night could have easily been a multiple fatality. Miraculously the 5 teenage occupants escaped with minor injuries only. Please slow down. Speed kills!! D2315"

The 5 people in this car managed to escape without injury Credit: Durham and Cleveland RPU

Police search for missing Gateshead woman not seen since Friday

Missing Tammy Taylor Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to locate a missing woman

Tamara Taylor 24, from Gateshead has not been seen since Friday, November 27.

She is also known as Tammy.

She was last seen at Saltwell View in Gateshead and her family are concerned for her welfare.

She is around 158cm tall, of a medium build, has a long dark pony tail and speaks with a Birmingham accent.

Anyone with any information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Stockton family left devastated after their Christmas presents were stolen overnight

A woman has been left devastated after Christmas presents she had bought for her family were stolen from the outhouse of her home on Grange Avenue in Stockton.

Police are appealing for information following the burglary, which happened sometime between 11pm on Saturday 28th November to 7am on Sunday 29th November.

The Christmas presents were ripped open first and then the most expensive ones were stolen.

The items taken include a Samsung Galaxy S4 Tablet, a children’s dark blue Adidas Tracksuit, a blue and white children’s Nike tracksuit, two cream and one red Jasper Conran dresses, children’s electronic toys and a Makita still saw.

It is possible that some of the stolen items have already been sold and police are appealing for anyone who has been offered the items or anyone who has any information regarding their whereabouts or those responsible to come forward by contacting

Bogus caller warning after man has cash stolen in Alnwick

Police are appealing for witnesses following a bogus caller incident in Alnwick.

Sometime between 13.30 and 14.30 on Monday, November 30, two men called at an address at Fullers Walk, Alnwick claiming to be carrying out a security check.

While inside the house, one man spoke with the homeowner in the kitchen.

Meanwhile, it is believed the other man entered the bedroom and stole a number of items including a sum of cash from a purse.

Police say they are investigating and are warning people to think twice before letting unexpected visitors into their home.

Anyone who has been a victim of crime can get advice and support from Victims First Northumbria by calling 0800 011 3116 or visiting the website,


Newcastle City Council outlines spending plans

Newcastle City Council will unveil proposed spending plans for the next two years.

Councillor Nick Forbes and members of his cabinet will outline ways to save 100 million pounds over the next three years.

The council claims this will be a huge financial challenge which will impact services across the board.

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