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Teenager slashed with knife after attempted robbery in Blyth

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted street robbery in Blyth.

Morrisons supermarket in Blyth. Credit: Google maps

It happened between 11.20pm-11.30pm on Saturday 26th November when a 17-year-old man was walking through Morrisons car park on Regent Street.

He was approached by two men, they stopped him and demanded cash, one tried to steal his bag, and he was slashed across the hand with a knife but managed to run off. The men then left the car park empty handed.

The teenager was taken to Cramlington Hospital for treatment to his hand.

It is believed there were other people in the area at the time of the incident and police are appealing for them to get in contact.

Two teenage boys aged 13 and 17 years have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail pending further enquiries.

  • Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 1221 of 26/11/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal for missing girl, 16, from Northumberland

Police are appealing for help to find a girl from Northumberland who has gone missing.

Sabrina Degg from Barnard Street in Blyth was last seen on 29 November at 5pm, at her home address.

The 16-year-old is described as white, 5 feet 2" tall, slim build with long brown hair.

Sabrina Degg, 16, has gone missing Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for Sabrina to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises her to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference number 32 of 30/11/16.

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Blyth MP welcomed back to Parliament after cancer battle

The House of Commons has welcomed Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell back to Parliament after his absence due to cancer treatment.

During Prime Minster's questions, the Speaker and the Prime Minister Theresa May both said it was good to see Mr Campbell back in his usual position on the commons' benches.

In September 2016 Campbell underwent chemotherapy for stomach cancer.

He has been the Labour MP for Blyth Valley since 1987.

Police appealing for help in tracing missing 16-year-old boy

Jessie Hall, originally from Blyth in Northumberland, has been reported as missing since Tuesday October 18, when he left his new address in Brighton Grove, Fenham in Newcastle.

He is described as a white young man, 5 ft 3" tall, medium build, with auburn coloured untidy hair and an Ashington accent.

Jessie Hall Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are concerned for Jessie's welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate him.

He has been seen in the Blyth area recently but police want him to make contact with them to make sure he is well.

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Woman shaken after handbag snatch in Blyth

Police are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery in Blyth.

It happened on Monday 17th October between 4.30pm and 4.50pm.

A 26-year-old woman was walking along Bridge Street towards the junction with Havelock Street when she was approached by a man.

He grabbed her shoulder bag and made off down towards the Waterloo Pub. The woman was shaken by the incident but otherwise uninjured.

He had a backpack and was wearing a dark coloured jacket and jeans.

The handbag was found nearby by police and cash had been stolen from it.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to contact them.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 798 of 17/10/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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