A road is blocked after an accident in Alnwick.
The accident on the A1068 Alnmouth Road was causing slow traffic both ways at B6346 / Springfield Park, near to the Oaks pub.
A police sergeant told a jury the body of murdered children's author Helen Bailey came to the surface of a cesspit at Royston inHertfordshire after he prodded the contents with a garden hoe.
Sergeant Stephen Oliphant was given the hoe by a contractor who had been asked to empty the pit beneath her garage following the arrest of her partner Ian Stewart.
The body of the 51 year old author and her dog Boris were recovered in July from the garage at the large detached house she shared with her fiancé Ian Stewart in Royston, Herts. Three months earlier he had reported her missing.
Mr Stewart, 56, denies murder, preventing a lawful burial, fraud and three counts of perverting the course of justice.
The trial continues
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Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 20-year-old Northumberland woman.
Jennifer Hillier, from Hextol Terrace, in Hexham, was reported missing on Monday, January 16, at 5.30pm from her home.
She is white woman, 5 ft x 5" tall, slim build, with dark brown shoulder length hair and a pale complexion. It is not known what she is wearing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference number 836 of 16/01/17