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Police make three further arrests over Scarborough death

Officers investigating the suspicious death of a 50-year-old man in Scarborough have arrested a further three men overnight.

The incident happened on Princess Street Credit: Google Streetview

The 50-year-old victim died following an incident at a flat on Princess Street in the Old Town area on Thursday afternoon.

A 54 year old man was held in connection with the incident on Friday. Three others, aged 39, 42 and 54 were arrested overnight last night and remain in custody.

Man appears in court charged with Newcastle murder

A man charged with the murder of a woman in Newcastle has appeared in court.

Jodie Wilkinson, 27, was stabbed on Stanhope Street in Arthur's Hill on Monday. She was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries.

Yesterday (FRI), David Waterson, 43, was charged with her murder and today appeared in front of Magistrates at Newcastle Crown Court.

Wearing a grey sweatshirt, Waterson, of Hamilton Place, Newcastle, spoke only to confirm his name during the short hearing.

Prosecutor Neil Pallister told Chair of the Bench Robert Cuthbertson that the case could only be dealt with by the Crown Court and asked for him to be remanded in custody until then.

Two men bailed over dog found buried alive

Credit: RSPCA

The two men arrested on suspicion of cruelty following the discovery of a severely injured dog in Kirkleatham woods have been bailed pending further enquiries.

The dog was found buried alive and with a nail through its head, and was only found after a couple stumbled across the gruesome sight in Kirkleatham Woods in Redcar, Cleveland, while they were out walking.


Rafa: Gayle can continue good form in Premiership

Rafa Benitez believes Dwight Gayle can continue his fine run of form in the Premier League if his side get promoted from the Championship this season.

Gayle leads the list of Championship top goal-scorers with 11 in as many games and has efforts have not gone unnoticed by the Newcastle United supremo.

Benitez said:

He has pace, ability and accuracy when he's in front of goal. He can scores goal so it does not matter what division he is in.

It depends on the number of chances that you have and the way that you play.

Hopefully we can talk about that next year which will be really good and he can score in the Premier League.

– Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United face Ipswich Town tomorrow afternoon who currently are managed by ex Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy. McCarthy will be looking to build on the three points gained against Burton Albion in their last game after a barren spell without scoring in over 500 minutes of football.

Daryl Murphy has been ruled out by Benitez to face his old side with a calf injury but former Newcastle United forward Leon Best will make his return to Tyneside with the Tractor Boys since leaving the club in 2012.

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