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Man knocked off bike and robbed

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Newcastle.

At around 11.45pm on Friday May 13 police received a report that a 44-year-old man had been attacked near the junction of Welbeck Road and Kennington Grove in Byker.

The victim had been cycling home when he was knocked off his bicycle and assaulted by a group of four men.

The attackers then took the bicycle and fled in the direction of Welbeck Road. The victim was then able to call police.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The bicycle was recovered nearby.

The offenders are described as white men in their twenties or early thirties.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Woman charged with a firearms offence after Byker incident

Police have charged a woman with a firearms offence following an incident in Byker on March 30.

Alliyah Jackson, 18, from Linnetsfield in Walker, has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear and violence.

She has been bailed to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on May 6.

Enquiries remain ongoing into the incident and police are continuing to appeal to any witnesses that were in Shields Road at around 2pm on Wednesday to contact them.

A man had smashed the window of a silver Toyota Yaris that was parked near to the Raby pub and the occupants of the car chased after him.

Witnesses reported seeing a small firearm of some kind during the incident.

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Woman in pyjamas chases man after Byker window smash

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident in Byker.

A man approached a car in Shields Road, outside of the Raby pub, and smashed a window of the vehicle on the afternoon of March 30.

The male driver of the car and female passenger, who was wearing pyjamas, got out of the car and chased the man in the direction of Heaton Place.

Officers arrested an 18-year-old woman.

Witnesses told police that they believed the man who was driving the vehicle may have been in possession of a small firearm. This is not confirmed.

It is believed that those involved in this incident are known to each other.

Anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101.

Image released in rape investigation

Northumbria Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after a rape in Newcastle.

Between 2am and 3am on Sunday, September 20, a woman had been out drinking in Newcastle when she was raped in the Byker area.

Police want to speak to this man Credit: Northumbria Police

Officers have carried out enquiries and have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to about the incident.

He was in the area at the time of the incident and might be able to help with enquiries.

Two arrested after stabbing in Newcastle

A man has been stabbed following a row outside St Peters Social Club in Byker.

It happened at around 11pm on Friday September 1st and he was treated in hospital for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 44-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and released on police bail.

Byker wheelie bin fire warning

Credit: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Tyne and Wear residents are being encouraged to help keep themselves safe from fire following a number of deliberate wheelie bin and rubbish fires in the Byker Wall area last night.

Between 10.30pm and 11.20pm there were eight deliberately started fires in the area surrounding Byker Community Centre.

Two crews from Byker Community Fire Station, one crew from Newcastle Central and a Targeted Response Vehicle attended and dealt with the incidents.

Area Manager for Community Safety Kevin Gardner, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said:

Luckily no one was injured as a result of these incidents. However, fires involving wheelie bins can pose a serious risk.

Although people who start these fires might think it’s a bit of fun, the consequences can be very serious; the fire can easily spread to property, including people’s homes. They also tie up the fire crews who are not then available to attend other more serious or life-threatening incidents. A fire engine can't be in two places at once.

Residents can help protect themselves and their property, and reduce their chances of becoming a target, by putting their wheelie bins out shortly before they are due for collection and by bringing them back in as soon as possible after they have been emptied.

– Community Safety Manager Kevin Gardner, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

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Police investigating Byker shooting make arrests

Police investigating a shooting in Newcastle have arrested two men.

A 32-year-old man was shot inside an address in Scarborough Road in Byker just before 6pm on May 30. He was taken to hospital with two gunshot injuries to his legs and a head injury. He remains in a stable condition.

Yesterday evening, police arrested John Mario Thompson, 29, and David Francis, 28, on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 42-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Byker shooting: Armed police search property

Police at the scene of the search in Canterbury Road in Byker Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Armed police have searched a house in Byker, as part of an investigation into a shooting over the weekend.

Police surrounded the house in Canterbury Street, but say no further arrests were made as a result of the search.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and bailed at the weekend on suspicion of attempted murder, along with a 37-year-old woman on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon.

A 32-year-old man suffered two gunshot wounds to his leg in the shooting, which happened on nearby Scarborough Road just before 6pm on Saturday.

Police appeal for witnesses after Newcastle shooting

Scarborough Road in Newcastle, where a man was shot in the leg twice. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Police are urging witnesses to come forward. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Police want witnesses to come forward after a man was shot in Newcastle.

It happened on Scarborough Road in Byker at around 6pm on Saturday (31 May). Police rushed to the scene and found a 32-year-old man in a house with two gunshot wounds to his leg. He was taken to hospital.

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