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'We're devastated Nick won't be home for Christmas'

The sister of a Northumberland man, facing his third Christmas awaiting justice in India, says her family is devastated that he won't be home before the new year.

Nick Dunn from Ashington is one of six Britons arrested for weapons offences inOctober 2013.

Two of the others are Paul Towers from York and Nicholas Simpson from Catterick.

In 2014 the case against the men was dropped by an Indian judge, but this decision was successfully appealed by the police, and the charges reinstated.

They have now been told that the final judgement in their case will be heard on January 11th.

Nick Dunn's sister Lisa broke down in tears when she reacted to the news:


Tower of London poppies on show in Northumberland

Poppies installed at the Tower of London to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of World War One last year will go on display in Northumberland.

The final poppies in the work are being planted by local schoolchildren. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Weeping Window cascade is made thousands of handmade poppies, which will go on display at the Woodhorn Museum on Saturday September 12.

poppies are in the structure.

More than five million people visited the sculpture in London in 2014, and it is hoped at least 6,000 will visit the display in Ashington during its opening weekend.

The artwork is currently touring sites around the UK until 2018 before being put on permanent display at the Imperial War Museum.

Millions of people have visited the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins. Credit: PA

The Woodhorn exhibition will be open everyday between 10am-5pm and will be on until November 1.


Woman missing from Ashington home

Tracy Webb was reported missing on Tuesday, 31st March

Northumbria Police are appealing for help tracing a woman who was last seen a week ago.

Tracy Webb, 48, from Ashington, visited family at Garden City Villas on 29th March. She was reported missing on Tuesday, 31st March, when she did not return home.

Police described her as white, 5ft 2-3" tall, with a slim build. She has shoulder-length brown hair which was tied in a pony tail.

Ms Webb was last seen wearing a red jumper with light blue jeans, grey coat and green canvas trainers.

'Noxious substance' used in aggravated burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Ashington.

A man entered the premises and threw what is believed to be a noxious substance in the face of a man. It happened on Front Street in Newbiggin on March 31.

The man is in a stable condition. Nothing was stolen during the incident and officers are appealing for witnesses.

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