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Arrest over Bicycle Theft

A man has been arrested following a bicycle theft in Newcastle. It happened on January 11, at 4pm, when the bike was left unattended at clothing shop, HR Ray, on Shields Road in Byker. A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft. The bike was later recovered.

Biker banned from driving after speeding past horse at 104mph

A biker has been banned from the roads after speeding past a horse and its rider at more than 100mph.

Garry Wilkinson, 41, was caught by a North Yorkshire speed camera on Escrick Road, Stillingfleet, near York on June 27 as he sped past the horse.

Wilkinson pleaded guilty to exceeding the speed limit and was banned for 70 days. He was fined £360 and ordered to pay costs of £45 and a victim surcharge of £15.


Police looking for driver after collision

Police are searching for the driver of a car that left the scene of an accident.

The accident happened just after 1pm on Saturday June 30 on the Kildale to Easby road, outside Pilly Hall.

The accident involved a group of three cyclists and a small silver car.

The driver, who is described as white, aged around 50 with a blonde bob, stopped briefly but left before passing on her details.

One of the cyclists was taken to hospital.

Anyone with any information should call North Yorkshire Police on 101

Break in at school

Bikes were stolen after a break in at a school.The incident, at Thomas Bewick School, Linthorpe Road, West Denton, is thought to have taken place between 7.20pm on Wednesday and 7.30am on Thursday.It's thought up to 12 bikes could have been taken.

Anyone with any information should contact police on the non-emergency number 101.