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Police appeal after Ashington burglary

Police are appealing for information after a burglary in Ashington.

Two men entered a house in Beatrice Street on November 4 and stole cigarettes and money. They left the scene in the direction of Park Middle School.

The first man is described as being white, around 5ft 7ins tall with a neck tattoo. The second man is also white, around the same height and thought to be around 20 to 25 years old.


Armed police outside property in Ashington

At least 11 armed police vehicles were outside a property in Ashington as police dealt with an incident involving a man making threats to self harm.

Northumbria Police said at the time of the incident:

"Police are dealing with an incident in Bowman Square in Ashington. A man is inside a property making threats to self harm. Officers are speaking with him.

A cordon has been set up in the area while police try and resolve the situation peacefully. There is no risk to any members of the public.

There is no suggestion of any firearms being involved in the incident."

– Northumbria Police

Three arrested after Northumberland robbery

Police have arrested three people after a newsagents shop was robbed in Ashington.

A man armed with a knife entered Langley News, on Langley Road at just before 8:50pm on Saturday 11 October. He threatened a female customer, forcing a staff member to hand over the till. The offender then fled the store and the till was found discarded in a nearby garden.

Two men, aged 39 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and a 45-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.


Man assaulted on dance floor in Ashington

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted on a dance floor in Ashington.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday, 6th September. The man, aged 30, was assaulted while he was on the dance floor in New Grand Street on North Seaton Road, Ashington.

He was then assaulted a second time by the same man in Woodhorn Road. The 30-year-old suffered facial injuries and required medical treatment.

Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish the identity of the offender and are asking anyone who was in New Grand Street and saw what happened or has any information to come forward.

Further delays for North East former soldier

Nick Dunn is waiting for permission to return to the UK Credit: Dunn family

The family of a former soldier from Northumberland, who's been held in India, say he's facing further delays in being allowed home.

Nick Dunn, from Ashington, was one of several British men arrested on arms charges, while working on a ship that was protecting other vessels from pirates.

The charges were dropped but he's still waiting for the authorities to allow him to return to the UK.

His family say they hope he'll be allowed home next week.

Car crashes into house in Northumberland

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into a house in Ashington. The collision happened at 8.24am this morning (Sunday 20th July).

A BMW crashed into a house on Alexandra Road, causing substantial damage to the property. The car has now been removed. No-one was injured in the incident.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Northumbria Police officers are carrying out enquiries and are asking any witnesses to contact them by calling 101.

India arms case: the wait for a ruling goes on

Six British men, including three from this region, must wait another seven days before a judge in India will make a decision about whether charges against them will be thrown out.

At a hearing today, a judge postponed a decision after considering a petition to quash all counts against them.

Nick Dunn from Ashington in Northumberland, and Nicholas Simpson from near Catterick, remain on bail and must stay in India while they fight to have charges against them dropped.

Paul Towers, from near York, remains in prison.

All six men were detained in prison last October, with five of them released on bail in April.

Their company AdvanFort has always insisted the men were working to provide protection to other ships from pirate attacks, but the Indian courts have pressed weapons charges against them.

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