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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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Concern for missing Northumberland woman

Police are concerned for the welfare of a Northumberland woman who has not been seen for more than a week.

Natalie Knighting. Credit: Northumbria Police

Natalie Knighting, 36, was last seen at an address on Coomassie Road in Blyth on Saturday September 24th, and was reported missing the following Wednesday.

It is believed she had plans to travel from Blyth to Bedlington, but has not been seen or heard from since.

She was last seen wearing a tartan jacket and bleached blue jeans.

She could also be using a blue bicycle.

Police are concerned for Natalie's welfare and are asking her to make contact with them so that they know she is ok.

Anyone who recognises her or sees a blue Giant push bike is also asked to call the police immediately.

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