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Aspin appointed as Gateshead boss

Gateshead have appointed Neil Aspin as the club's new manager Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Gateshead have named former Hartlepool United and Darlington defender Neil Aspin as the club's new First-Team Manager.

The 50-year-old joins the Heeds on an 18-month contract and takes over from Malcolm Crosby, who was sacked last weekend after a poor run of results.

It is Aspin's first managerial post since leaving National League side Halifax Town in September.

Apsin, who was born in Gateshead, said:

This means a great deal to me. I was born here and left to pursue my football career and it's fantastic to come back.

– Neil Aspin, Gateshead FC Manager

Aspin began his managerial career with Harrogate Town half-way through the 2004-05 campaign. He remained at Wetherby Road for four-and-a-half years, guiding the club to a series of top-half finishes before being appointed Halifax boss in 2009.

Stolen car smashes into two bungalows

Substantial damage was caused to two bungalows and a car after a stolen Audi A4 hit the properties.

Police attended Throston Grange Lane, Hartlepool, at 3.30am on November 27. The vehicle had been taken during a burglary on Granville Avenue overnight.

A theft from a vehicle on Linden Grove is also being linked to this incident.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver. Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Hartlepool Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101.


Woman charged after Hartlepool stabbing

A woman has been charged with perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender after a stabbing in Hartlepool.

The incident happened on Sheriff Street on November 17 at around 2:15pm.

The 33-year-old woman will appear at Hartlepool Magistrates Court on November 27.

A 32-year-old man remains on bail pending further enquiries. Three other men aged 47, 22 and 23 have been released without charge.

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