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Police are searching for a woman in Durham who was last seen just after 4.30pm on Thursday 12th May leaving the Marriot Hotel.
She is believed to have walked towards the city's Riverside area, to the rear of the Cellar Door Restaurant on Saddler Street.
It's thought she is in her 40's and wearing peach clothing.
Durham Police have confirmed that the A19 northbound carriageway has reopened following a serious accident.
The road was closed in both directions earlier to allow an air ambulance to land.
The A19 northbound carriageway in County Durham is still closed after an accident earlier.
The road was closed in both directions for a short time to allow an air ambulance to land. The southbound carriageway reopened at around 2pm.
Recovery operation underway for vehicles involved in rtc on A19 but n/b still closed at present and maybe another hour.
The southbound carriageway of the A19 has now reopened following a serious accident. Traffic is heavy but moving.
The northbound carriageway remains closed.
The A19 in County Durham is closed in both directions following a road traffic accident.
Both carriageways are shut between Seaham and Murton to allow the Air Ambulance to land. All three emergency services are on the scene.
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Police are appealing for information following the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl near Genesis Way, Consett.
The assault happened at 3.50pm on Thursday, May 5 on ‘the heaps’ behind the Tesco Extra store in Consett. The girl was approached from behind and knocked to the ground where she was sexually assaulted.
The man, described as in his 20s, 5’9” tall, of mixed race with short black hair, broad shoulders, and a skinny frame. It is possible he had his ear pierced and was wearing a ring. He was also wearing a grey hoodie and smelt strongly of urine.
PC Karen Myers, from Consett CID, said: “This is a clearly a very shocking and upsetting incident for the girl involved and the wider community.
“We would like to reassure people that we are doing everything we can to trace the individual involved, we are currently reviewing town centre CCTV to identify this man and are now appealing to the public for information to assist us.”
Specialist officers are supporting the girl and her family.
Anyone with information should call 101.