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Police name motorcyclist who died in Blyth collision

The collision happened on the A189 northbound near the Blyth roundabout at Bebside. Credit: Google maps

Police investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle on the A189 Spine Road have named the man who died.

It happened just before midday on Sunday on the northbound Spine Road beside Blyth roundabout at Bebside.

It involved a Vauxhall Corsa car and an orange Kawasaki motorcycle with a rider and pillion passenger.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 51-year-old man, has now been named as Malcolm Higgins from Chirton, North Shields.

His female pillion passenger, a 43-year-old woman, is in intensive care in hospital.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Motor Patrols on 101, quoting reference 479 of 09/04/17.


Police appeal after vehicles damaged in Blyth car park

Police are appealing for witnesses after several vehicles were damaged in a Blyth car park.

Police appeal after vehicles damaged in Blyth Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

It happened in Maddison Street car park in the Northumberland town between 4.50pm on Saturday, February 25, and 7.15am on Monday, February 27.

Five parked vans were damaged after stones and decorative slate chippings were thrown at them by offenders who left unseen.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 21381V/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Blyth booze theft


Police are appealing for help to trace a woman after a shop theft in Blyth. Alcohol was taken from Asda on Cowpen Road in Northumberland at 1.40pm on 3 October.

Officers believe the woman pictured could have useful information.

Anyone who recognises the woman in the image is asked to contact police on 101.


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.

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.

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