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Man and boy rescued from three storey flat fire

An investigation has been launched following a fire at a block of flats in Spital Tongues, Newcastle.

A man and a child were rescued from a third floor window by firefighters.

One crew from Newcastle Central, two crews from Byker and one crew from Gateshead were called to the three storey building at around 9pm.

A woman and two children were taken to the RVI for a precautionary check-up.

Missing Byker woman and her two children found safe

A Newcastle woman and her two children who went missing have been found safe and well.

Sophie Harris Credit: Northumbria Police

Sophie Jade Harris from the Byker area, who was believed to be with her four-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, went missing on November 26, which prompted a police investigation.

Following a police appeal, the 23-year-old and her children have now been found safe and well in Scotland.

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Newcastle woman missing with two young children

Police are appealing for information about a woman from Newcastle whose gone missing with her two young children.

Sophia Harris. Credit: Northumbria Police

Sophia Harris, 23, is from the Byker area.

She was last seen at 3.10pm on Friday.

She is believed to be with her four-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Byker drug death: man released without charge

A 21-year-old man, arrested in connection with the death of an woman, aged 18, in Newcastle, has been released from custody.

He'd been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

The police say there will be no further action against him.

It follows the death of a woman who had fallen ill at The Warehouse nightclub on Sunday morning.

She is believed to have taken the drug ecstasy.

Warehouse in Holts Yard, Byker Credit: ITV News

Two other men, both aged 19, were also arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.

They were released on police bail.

Teenager dies after taking illegal drug inside Newcastle nightclub

Warehouse in Holts Yard, Byker Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A teenage girl has died after taking an illegal drug at the Warehouse nightclub in Byker.

Police were called to the club at 4.40am this morning after they received a report that an 18-year-old girl had fallen ill.

She was taken to hospital by paramedics but her condition deteriorated and she passed away.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries into the incident and it is believed the girl had taken some kind of illegal drug prior to falling ill.

Police want to warn anyone who thinks they may have been at the nightclub last night and who may have taken a substance to go to hospital immediately for treatment and then contact the police.

"The initial police investigation into this young woman's death indicates that she may have taken some kind of drug and had a fatal reaction to the substance.

We believe it may have been MDMA and we need anyone else who was at this nightclub and who may have taken any drugs to go to hospital immediately and get checked out."

– Chief Inspector Phil McConville, Northumbria Police

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the teenage girl's death and remains in police custody.

Anyone who has any information about who may have supplied the drugs, or who bought any drugs at the same nightclub that evening, should contact police on 101 quoting log 236 06/11/16.

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CCTV appeal after shoplifting in Byker

Police have released CCTV images of a man and woman they want to identify and speak to after items were stolen from a shop in Byker.

On Saturday, July 16, items were stolen from the Wilkinson's store in Shields Road.

The man and woman were in the store at the time of the offence and might have information that could help with the investigation.

Body of missing Newcastle man Euan McGregor found

Euan McGregor who went missing in Newcastle Credit: Northumbria Police

Police searching for missing Newcastle man Euan McGregor have found a body.

Officers received a report that the body of a man had been found near the Byker bridge in Newcastle in Friday night.

Police and paramedics attended and the man was identified as Euan McGregor, who is 41 and from the Walker area.

Euan had previously been reported as missing.

An investigation was carried out into his death and a report has been prepared for the coroner.

Man taken to hospital with head injury after assault in Byker

An 18-year-old has been taken to hospital with a head injury after an assault in Byker.

It happened on Tuesday, June 28, after reports of a fight in Kendal Street.

Paramedics were called and the 18-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment. He is currently in a stable condition.

Two men, both aged 20, were arrested on suspicion of wounding and are currently in custody.

At 10:25pm on Tuesday, June 28, we received a report of a fight in Kendal Street.

Officers attended and a man was found with a head injury.

Officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1145 28/06/16.

– Northumbria Police
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