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Appeal after three Newcastle arson attacks

Police are appealing for witnesses after arson attacks in Newcastle.

Two cars and a garage were set on fire in the early hours of November 8.

All three attacks happened in the early hours of Tuesday, November 8. At around 2am, a car parked in communal bays in Penshaw Green was set on fire. At 4:30am, it was reported that another car had been set of fire on Hollywood Road, in Gosforth. A third report then came into police shortly after 4:30am about a garage in Harwood Road, Gosforth,.

All of the fires were extinguished by the fire services and nobody was injured.

"Enquiries are ongoing into all of these fires and to establish if they are linked in anyway. accelerant was used in all of the crimes and so we are treating them as malicious and are appealing for anyone with any information as to who is responsible to come forward and contact us."

– Acting Inspector for the area Pinner Rana

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

Arrest after Gosforth burglary

Police have made an arrest after a burglary in Gosforth, Newcastle.

Officers were called to Park Avenue when a member of the public heard a window smash at 4am on October 17. They found the back window of a property had been broken and a man was inside the house. The man tried to run but was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The 18-year-old man is currently in police custody and enquiries are ongoing.

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Indecent exposure in Gosforth

Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself at a woman in Gosforth.

Between 1pm and 1:45pm on Monday, September 5, an 18-year-old woman was walking along Heathery Lane, towards Gosforth, when a man approached her on a bike.

He got off his bike and exposed himself at the woman before making off.

He is described as:

  • Being white
  • Around 5ft 11ins tall of slim build
  • In his mid to late 30s
  • He had short brown / ginger hair and a stubbly beard.
  • He was wearing a white Tshirt with a motif on the front and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Hundreds of protesters gather in anger at plans for Newcastle roundabout changes

Around 1,000 protesters gather in anger at plans for Bluehouse roundabout changes Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Newcastle Council have released a statement as hundreds gather to protest on Newcastle's Town Moor at plans to significantly expand the Blue House roundabout, north of the city centre.

“The only certainty here is that something needs to be done.

For years this junction has suffered with congestion and delays and it is the second worst location in the city for injuries caused by road traffic collisions, we have a duty to put this right. Our city’s future prosperity depends on us providing the supporting infrastructure to enable growth, and we’ve secured Government funding to invest in our transport network.

To do nothing or to scrap plans that will make significant improvements is simply not an option.

What we will do though, and we have said we will do all along, is to use feedback to re-shape proposals and then formally consult on these.

We encourage those who haven’t done so yet to have their say, and they can do so here www.newcastle.gov.uk/roads

– Cabinet Member for Investment and Development at Newcastle City Council, Cllr Ged Bell
Protest taking place near Gosforth on the Town Moor Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Opponents say they are excessive, and would destroy a section of the protected Town Moor.

Read more about the plans here

Woman assaulted in Gosforth

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted near Warkworth Woods in Gosforth.

At 11:15pm on Monday night (June 27) a 33-year-old woman was walking near to the Great Park estate when she was assaulted.

She was punched in the face and her attacker then tried to steal her bag.

He is described as being in his mid to late teens, around 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build.

He had short dark hair that is shaved on the sides and longer and more wavy on top.

He was wearing a dark blue coloured top.

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Police appeal for those who 'lifted car to release trapped pedestrians'

Police are appealing for information after members of the public lifted up a car to release trapped pedestrians.

Officers say that at around 4pm on May 2, there was a collision between a car and two pedestrians at Hollywood Avenue car park in Gosforth. Two people became trapped between vehicles after another car hit them.

The two people, a man and a woman both in their twenties, were taken to hospital with serious injuries. The 78-year-old driver of the vehicle was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 783 020516.

CCTV released after Gosforth pub assault

Police investigating an assault on two men in Newcastle released an image of a man they believe could help with their investigation.

A man approached two men, aged 33 and 34, outside the Job Bulman Pub on Saint Nicholas Avenue, in Gosforth. He assaulted them at around 11pm on November 22.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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