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Police appeal after Blyth robbery

Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in Blyth.

It happened around 5pm on Thursday, January 2, in the rear lane of Stanley Street. A man approached the woman, in her 50s, threatened her and demanded she hand over property.

He snatched her handbag.

The woman was not injured in the incident but was left shaken. The offender is described as being a teenager, possibly around 14 years old, 5ft 5 inches tall, dressed all in black and wearing a black hooded top.Police are urging any witnesses to contact them.

War medals stolen in Blyth

Two Boer War medals were among those stolen Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information after a collection of war medals was stolen in Blyth.

Thieves broke into a car parked on Beaumont Street between 12pm and 4pm on December 14 and stole a bag of medals. Among them were two Boer War medals of sentiment value that had belonged to the victim's late grandfather.

Officers have been checking jewellers and pawn brokers in the local area.

Anyone with any information into the whereabouts of the medals is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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Blyth rape: Police appeal for information

Police are appealing for information after a woman was raped in Blyth.

Around 12:30am on Sunday, December 8, a 21-year-old woman was raped in a toilet cubicle in the Blyth and Tyne pub in Seaforth Street.

The offender is described as being white, in his late 30s or early 40s and of thin build.

He has curly brown shoulder length hair and stubble. He was wearing light blue jeans and a T shirt.

Officers believe the man may have been in the smoking area of the pub before following the victim into the toilets.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Full report: Man claims police dismissed abuse claims

A man from Blyth claims that the years of physical and sexual abuse he suffered in North East children's homes have been swept under the carpet.

Terry Priestner says when he complained, the police told him "that's how things were those days".

Now - more than 30 years on - he is fighting for justice, with the support of his MP. But the police insist they have done all they can.

Gregg Easteal reports.

North East man claims police dismissed abuse claims

A man from Blyth claims police told him "that's just how thing's were in those days" when he made a string of complaints about physical and sexual abuse while at North East care homes in the early 1970s.

Terry Priestner is calling for his case to be urgently reinvestigated. Northumbria Police says it treats all allegations of this kind seriously and sensitively but that there is no new evidence upon which charges could be brought.

Two men arrested after Northumberland assault

Two people have been arrested after an assault in Northumberland.

Officers say they received a report of concern for a man at the rear of Columbia Terrace, Blyth, at 8.37pm on Wednesday, October 23.

A 37-year-old man was taken to Wansbeck Hospital for treatment for a fractured jaw.

The two aged 22 and 24 have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of assault.

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Burglary in Blyth

Thieves broke into a storage building in a church to steal diesel.

Police are appealing for information after the burglary at St Mary's Church, Horton Road, Blyth on Monday, September 2.

Anyone who has any information or who has been offered diesel for sale should contact police.

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