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Criticism over new hospital in Northumberland

There has been criticism about the opening of a new hospital in Northumberland. Some people living in rural communities say they are angry that they will have to travel to Cramlington for serious A&E conditions, while only being able to use Hexham, Wansbeck and North Tyneside hospitals for less serious problems. Doctors say it means patients will receive better care.

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Boy in hospital after trousers set on fire

A 15-year-old boy has been assaulted and suffered burns to his leg and thigh.

Police say fuel was poured over his trousers and set alight during the attack, which happened at around 11.29pm last Thursday, April 2nd, near the One Stop Shop at the Brockwell Centre, Cramlington, Northumberland.

The boy has been taken to the RVI in Newcastle for treatment where his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Man jailed for making indecent images of children

A man, originally from Whitley Bay, has been sent to prison for making and possessing indecent images of children.

As part of a national operation, police officers had searched a house in Cramlington, Northumberland, in October 2014 and seized computer equipment.

This stored indecent images of children.

Kenneth Nessworthy, who was living in Malta at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty to four charges of making indecent images of a child and one count of possessing a photo of a child for distribution.

Kenneth Nessworthy Credit: Northumbria Police

He was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court to eight months in prison for making indecent images of children and eight months for possess indecent images of children.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Nessworthy will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for ten years.

  • Officers found 1,335 videos containing indecent images of children and 566 movie files containing indecent images of children.

This investigation was part of a national operation in relation to child exploitation online.

Man arrested after 'suspicious items' found

A man has been arrested after 'suspicious items' were found inside a property in Cramlington.

Officers were called to an address on Ridley Street just before midday.

A 36-year-man is in custody on suspicion of importing offensive weapons.

Police say they have secured the house as a precaution, but believe this is an isolated case involving one individual.

A spokesperson added it is 'not linked to other recent incidents.'

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