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Northumberland fishermen: death by misadventure


Fire on board fishing trawler

Fire crews met the trawler as it was brought into the Tyne Credit: Adrian Don, RNLI

A fishing boat with six crew has been escorted to the River Tyne after a fire broke on board. The trawler, Replenish, was fishing for prawns 30 miles off the Northumberland coast.

The fire broke out in the galley of the boat Credit: Adrian Don, RNLI

A lifeboat from Amble went out to Replenish but the crew had managed to put the fire out. She was escorted to North Shields and met by fire crews to make sure the blaze was completely extinguished.

Fire crews vented the boat of smoke using powerful fans Credit: Adrian Don, RNLI

The six fishermen were fed and looked after by the Fisherman’s Mission.

Firearms charges in Northumberland

Northumbria Police say a 33 year old man has been charged with four firearms related offences. John Charlton, of Melrose Gardens in Amble, appeared before magistrates at Bedlington at 5pm on Thursday, and was remanded in custody.

A police spokesman says the charges relate to the alleged possession of firearms, the illegal sale or transfer of firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.

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