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Armed police attending incident near A66 at Thornaby

Delays have been reported on the A66 at Surtees Bridge in Stockton due to a man on a bridge.

Network Rail and the British Transport Police are in attendance.

Northern Rail are reporting delays to numerous rail services in the area due to a police incident.


Borussia Monchengladbach en route to Tyneside

Borussa Monchengladbach have departed Germany and are on their way to the North East for a pre-season friendly against Newcastle United.

The Bundesliga club face the Magpies at St James' Park on Saturday 1 August. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm.

The club posted a video showing their departure at the airport on twitter:

Police hope to trace woman after young girl threatened

Nothumbria Police have released an image of a woman they would like to trace after an incident on a bus in Sunderland.

Police say a young girl was shouted at and threatened, causing her to fear for her safety, while on board the number 39 bus from Park Lane Interchange on the afternoon of Friday 3rd July.

Officers investigating the incident are keen to identify the woman pictured below.

Northumbria Police hope to trace this woman who may have been on the bus at the time of the incident Credit: Northumbria Police

It is thought the woman may have been on the bus at the time of the incident and could help police with their enquiries.

Anyone who recognises the woman is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Missing man sighted in York

Missing man, Peter Bond Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police have issued an appeal for information to help trace missing man Peter Bond, 68, who disappeared from the Acklam area of Middlesbrough on Tuesday (28th July).

Police say the man was sighted on Thursday (30th July) in York city centre at around 11.00am.

Anyone with information on Peter’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police by calling 101.


Eighth teenager arrested over murder of Shane Tunney

Cleveland Police say an eighth teenager has been arrested following the murder of Shane Tunney.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Friday morning (31st July) on suspicion of murder and robbery. He remains in custody.

Seven other teenagers, previously arrested, remain on bail pending further enquiries.

Shane Tunney Credit: Cleveland Police

"Again, today, I want to repeat my appeal to members of the local community. Please come forward with any information that you may have. Shane was a hero on the night of the assault and he has paid the ultimate price.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Young, Cleveland Police

PICTURES: Floral tributes laid in memory of Shane Tunney

Floral tributes have been laid in Norton near the place where Shane Tunney, 24, was attacked on 27th June. He died in hospital on Wednesday (29th July) from severe head injuries he suffered in the attack.

A floral tribute to Shane Tunney Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Tributes left in memory of Shane Tunney Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

19-year-old appears in court over Liam Miller murder

19-year-old Samuel Frederick Donley appeared at York Magistrates Court on Friday morning (31st July) charged with the murder of Liam Miller, 20, from Terrington, near Malton. The 20-year-old was killed in Hamilton Drive, in Acomb, on Monday 27th July.

Liam Paul Miller was killed in Acomb on Monday 27th July Credit: Family photo

Samuel Frederick Donley was also charged with the attempted murder of a man in his fifties. He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday 4th August.

Simon Cowell expected to attend Dec's wedding

Simon Cowell with TV duo Ant and Dec Credit: PA

Simon Cowell is among a number of celebrities expected to attend the wedding of Declan Donnelly to talent manager Ali Astall in Newcastle on Saturday (1st August). The couple were engaged while on holiday in Australia last November.

Anthony McPartlin, Lisa Armstrong, Declan Donnelly, and Ali Astall Credit: PA

Dec's older brother, Father Dermott Donnelly will officiate the ceremony.

The other half of the TV presenting duo, Ant McPartlin, will fulfil best man duties. Dec was best man at Ant's wedding to make-up artist Lisa Armstrong in 2006.

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