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Police divers in search for missing Lee Brown

Lee Brown has been missing for more than a week. Credit: Cleveland Police

More than a week after he went missing, police divers have started searching for missing Lee Brown.

The 24-year-old was last seen after a party on the Teesside Princess in Stockton last Saturday (April 25)

The divers will concentrate on the area around Infinity Bridge.

Officers are still examining CCTV and are keen to hear from anyone who saw Mr Brown after the last confirmed sighting at around 11.25pm on Saturday 25th April near to the River Tees Watersports Centre in Stockton.



Too hot in some kitchens - warning from firefighters

A kitchen badly damaged by fire. Credit: PA Wire

Fire crews are urging people across the North East to take extra care with cooking after a sudden increase in house fires.

There have been 33 kitchen fires across the Tyne and Wear area in April alone.

The majority are the result of people leaving food cooking unattended, and firefighters are urging people to always turn off their kitchen appliances if they leave the room.

Protest on the A1 following Gateshead man's death

Organisers says they expect around 1,000 drivers to join a peaceful protest on the A1 today.

Those taking part will travel from Morpeth to Leeds and back again, starting at 4pm.

This is likely to cause severe traffic disruption.

Ryan Charlton died in a crash on the A1 twelve days ago.

Ryan Charlton, from Low Fell, Gateshead, died in a crash on the A1, near the Angel of the North, in the early hours of Sunday, April 19.

He was known as 'Curly' to his friends.

Following his death, friends held a ‘drive out’ on April 21 past the crash scene to lay flowers and pay tribute to the 23-year-old.

But some were unhappy with the way that they were treated that day by Northumbria Police - and today's protest is to express that frustration.

Cars will set off at 4pm to travel around 100 miles to Leeds at 50mph, before turning round and heading back.

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