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CCTV installed at Alnwick bus station to tackle anti-social behaviour

Arriva Buses Credit: PA

A new CCTV system has been installed at Alnwick Bus Station to help reduce anti-social behaviour.

It comes after concerns were raised from members of the public about a rise in criminal activity by young people in and around the station.

“We hope this will help prevent any further incidents, helping us improve the overall journey experience for our customers and reduce anti-social behaviour for local residents.”

– Nick Knox, Area Managing director, Arriva North East

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Heavy rain causes flooding in Alnwick

Heavy rainfall has caused flash flooding in a Northumberland market town.

Flood water travelled down the streets of Alnwick, including Clayport Bank and Narrowgate this morning causing manhole covers to pop due to the volume of water.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has dispatched gully tankers to the town and fire officers are assisting with pumping at one property.

Denwick Lane currently remains closed.

*Video courtesy of @\SunnySeaBreeze_

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Bogus caller warning after man has cash stolen in Alnwick

Police are appealing for witnesses following a bogus caller incident in Alnwick.

Sometime between 13.30 and 14.30 on Monday, November 30, two men called at an address at Fullers Walk, Alnwick claiming to be carrying out a security check.

While inside the house, one man spoke with the homeowner in the kitchen.

Meanwhile, it is believed the other man entered the bedroom and stole a number of items including a sum of cash from a purse.

Police say they are investigating and are warning people to think twice before letting unexpected visitors into their home.

Anyone who has been a victim of crime can get advice and support from Victims First Northumbria by calling 0800 011 3116 or visiting the website, www.victimsfirstnorthumbria.org.uk

Cat in Alnwick shot with airgun

A cat in Alnwick has returned home with puncture wounds believed to have been caused by an airgun pellet.

Police have said the incident took place between 6pm on Wednesday November 11th and 8am on Thursday November 12th. The cat is a grey tom, and lives in Chapel Lands, Alnwick.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 0723 13/11/15, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Witches brewing world record-attempt in Alnwick

Witches are already gathering. Credit: Claire Barber PR & Media Limited

Thousands of witches are gathering for a spooky celebration in Alnwick Gardens, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people dressed as a witch in one place.

Adults and children are bringing half term week to a magical end by wearing the traditional dress of all black clothes, a black pointy hat, a creepy black cape, and of course, a broomstick.

People from all across the North East and UK are being drawn to the picturesque Alnwick Gardens by a promise of entertainment and music provided by Newcastle Musical Theatre Company, The Peace Artists, and many more.

The incantation of witches (the official term for a gathering) will attempt to smash the record set in Spain in November 2013, when 1,607 witches gathered to bring them luck for the Spanish Christmas Lottery.

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