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Police make direct appeal to missing 16-year-old

Abdullah Abdrabo

Police in North Yorkshire have made a direct appeal to a missing teenager. Officers want to make sure 16-year-old Abdullah Abdrabo is safe and well.

He came to the UK in September 2016 through Dover Port. He was given accommodation in Harrogate with a friend. Abdullah left his accommodation on 2 October 2016 and has not been seen since.

"It is believed he is living within the Egyptian community in England, and officers are urging him to visit a community leader so they can verify his identify and welfare. This community leader could contact their local police or let North Yorkshire Police know on his behalf."

– North Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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Work to begin on Blaydon Haugh Viaduct in Gateshead

Drivers are being warned about work starting tonight to replace the bridge joints on Blaydon Haugh Viaduct on the A1 in Gateshead.

Highways England will be replacing the bridge joints on both sides of the carriageway between junction 73 (Derwenthaugh) and junction 74 (Scotswood)b from 23 January.

Work will start on the southbound carriageway and temporary road plates will be fitted over the bridge so the route can remain open during the day.

The work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am and a temporary speed limit of 50mph will be in place.

Once work is completed on the southbound carriageway, work will then start on the northbound carriageway.

Wanted man from Middlesbrough

29-year-old Carl Sowerby, from Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for help to trace a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Middlesbrough.

29-year-old Carl Sowerby, from Middlesbrough, has been circulated as 'wanted' to all police forces in the UK.

He is described as a white male, around 6ft tall, with dark brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone who may have seen him or anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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