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Girl, 15, missing from Northumberland

UPDATE: Shannon Matthewson has been found safe and well, Northumbria Police has confirmed.

Shannon Matthewson

Police in Northumberland are appealing for help to find a missing teenager.

Shannon Matthewson, 15, from Cramlington went missing on 5 June, and was last seen getting onto the X11 Arriva bus to Newcastle at 8am.

Officers say she knows the Walker area and that it is possible she's in Newcastle with another girl.

She is described as 5ft 7in tall, of a slim build with long dark brown hair. When last seen she was wearing a black North Face coat, black school jumper, black trousers and white trainers.

Shannon has never been missing before and police are keen to hear from her to know she is safe and well. Shannon or anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.


Man 'jumps' to safety after quad biker mounted towards him in Cramlington

Police appeal after Cramlington quad bike incident

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident involving a quad bike in Cramlington.

It happened at 2.40pm on Thursday, March 16, in Kinloss Square. A man on a quad bike mounted the kerb and drove towards a 63-year-old male pedestrian, who concerned for his safety, jumped out of the way. The quad bike rider then made off.

The pedestrian was shaken by the incident but otherwise uninjured. The quad bike is described as a dark green coloured mini-quad.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 029466T/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Charity shop burgled in Cramlington

A charity shop in Cramlington has been burgled. St Oswald's at the Brockwell Centre was broken into in the early hours of 20 December.

Offenders threw bricks through the shop window, smashing it and causing substantial damage. They stole a small amount of money and some items from the shop before leaving.

"Thieves have caused a great deal of damage to this charity shop that supports a hospice. It very upsetting for the staff, volunteers and the public who give their support to this charity and we want to find those responsible for this crime

"If anyone has any information about this burglary we would ask them to come forward and contact us."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Grant Dawson

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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