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School substantially damaged after arson attack

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A school has been substantially damaged after an arson attack in Northumberland.

It happened on Ridge Terrace around 1.30am on Thursday, October 26.

The fire at St Benet Biscops High School in Bedlington is being treated as arson.

The fire badly damaged one classroom before spreading to 3 further classrooms.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote reference 220 26/10/17.

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Teenager who died in Bedlington car crash named

A teenager who died in a car crash in Bedlington has now been named as 19-year-old Bethany Fisher, who was from the Bedlington area.

Police have charged a 20-year-old man with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report a collision.

It's after a car crashed into parked vehicles in the early hours of yesterday morning (August 19).

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Bedlington road closure after car found in River Blyth

A193 in Bedlington where a car came off the road on Thursday morning. Credit: Google maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was found in the River Blyth on Thursday.

Officers received a report at 4.42am that a car travelling on the A193 had come off the road on Attlee Bank in Bedlington.

Emergency services found a Renault Megane car had gone through a barrier, down an embankment and entered the river 50 feet below.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, was rescued from the car and taken to hospital in Cramlington where his condition is described as stable.

The A193 was closed to allow for the car to be removed and re-opened by 9.30am.

Officers want to hear from anyone who was on that stretch of road from midnight onwards who may have witnessed the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses anyone with information is asked to contact Motor Patrols on 101 quoting reference 111 of 20/04/17.

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