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Prisoner on the loose after escaping a Teesside jail

Samuel Hill has escaped from prison Credit: Northumbria Police

A prisoner has escaped from jail in Teesside, the police has revealed.

Samuel Hill, 35, escaped from HMP Kirklevington on Monday, April 17th. He was serving a sentence for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Hill has links to South Tyneside and enquiries are being carried out by Northumbria Police to locate him.

Northumbria Police is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact them immediately on 999.

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Police appeal following phone shop theft in Newcastle

Three men who could help the police with their investigation Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released images of three men they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Newcastle.

At around 9.55am and 11am on March 24th, an iPhone 7 was stolen from the Vodafone store in Eldon Square.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police have now released images of three men they want to speak to about the incident. They were in the area at the time of the theft and may be able to help the investigation.

Police are asking the men, or anyone who knows their identities, to contact them on 101 quoting log 394 24/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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