A number of children have been taken to hospital with bite wounds after being attacked by a dog in Blyth.
Police and paramedics were called to a park next to Burns Avenue at 6.30pm this evening. A number of children were taken to hospital by paramedics but none of the injuries are thought to be serious.
Police brought the animal under control and it is being held at secure kennels whilst its owner is located.
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Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team have a new recruit.
Two year old Border Collie, Tess, has passed a gruelling three day Search and Rescue assessment in the Peak District. Following her success, Tess will now be responding to emergencies.
Dog Handler Brian Allport said:
Tess is a fantastic dog skilled in searching for missing persons. She is trained to detect the scent of a person and then follow that scent to its source, once located she will return to me, indicate by barking and lead me back to the lost person. Once we have the location of he missing person we can alert the rest of the team and get the missing person the help they need.”
Tess’s parents are both operational Search and Rescue Dogs; Father Fly is with Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team and mother, Bess, with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team. The dogs take around two years to train to get to this point.
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A dog was stolen from a car parked opposite a pub in Northumberland this weekend.
Between 12.15am and 3.30am on Saturday, November 21, an 11-year-old Springer Spaniel called Tess was removed from a car parked outside the Northumberland Arms Pub in West Thirston.
Thieves smashed the rear windscreen of the vehicle before taking Tess from the back of the car.
Tess and is liver and white in colour. She has a docked tail and is micro-chipped but does not wear a collar.
Enquiries into the theft are ongoing and anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.
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