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Police investigating alleged Ashington rape

Police investigating alleged Ashington rape

Police have launched an investigation after a reported rape in Ashington.

A female went for a walk at around 1.30am on 29 June, and was attacked in the area of Langwell Crescent.

Police are looking for a male in connection with the incident who is described as white with a Tyneside accent and large build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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Police car chase in Ashington

A police car was following a Ford Mondeo car on Woodhorn Road when the it pulled out of sight at speed. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police are appealing for witnesses after a two vehicle crash in Ashington.

A police car was following a Ford Mondeo car on Woodhorn Road when the it pulled out of sight at speed.

It happened around 5pm on Monday, January 30, on Milburn Road.

Shortly after, the Ford hit a Nissan Quashqai before slamming into a wall on Milburn Road. It eventually came to a standstill after crashing into a tree. The two people inside of the Mondeo then ran off.

Officers have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident, he has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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Celebrations planned to mark 50 years since England won the World Cup

It is 50 years since England won the World Cup for the first and only time Credit: PA

Events are planned in Ashington this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of England's World Cup victory.

Captured on film by a local journalist, Jack and Sir Bobby Charlton returned home with their medals, shortly after the squad's success in 1966.

Crowds lined the streets for a special parade and civic reception.

Police investigate arson attack in Northumberland

Two people escaped uninjured after an arson attack in Ashington in Northumberland.

Emergency services were called to a house fire at 2am this morning (SAT) on Newbiggin Road in the town.

Two people were in the house at the time of the fire but escaped uninjured.

They were taken to hospital by paramedics to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Police and firefighters are treating the fire as a suspected arson.

"This is believed to be an isolated incident but extra officers are in the area to carry out enquiries and reassure any concerned members of the public.

– Northumbria Police
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