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'Suspicious' fire started on high street in Gosforth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire was started in Newcastle on Monday, 15th September.

It happened around 3:30am at the New Bengal restaurant on Gosforth High Street. Police and the fire and rescue service were able to extinguish the fire and no one was injured.

The fire is being treated as arson and any witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Monday morning is asked to contact the police.

Police appeal for missing Newcastle woman

Lynda was last seen leaving a relative's address in Gosforth Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a missing Newcastle woman, after voicing "concerns for her welfare".

Lynda Foulkes, 46, left her relative's address at Moor Court in Gosforth on Wednesday, 13th August, in a vehicle. She was reported missing at 12.12pm.

The vehicle - a black Honda Jazz registration ND62 XDP - was last seen at around 1.30pm in the Alnwick area.

Lynda is described as white, of slim build, 5ft 2ins tall, and has short black/greying hair and brown eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing grey jeans, grey trainers and a pale grey sweater.

Anyone who sees Lynda or who may have information about her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 (quoting reference 453 130814).


Around 250 homes in Newcastle still without power

Northern Powergrid have confirmed that 2,281 customers were without power this morning after one of their cables was accidentally damaged by another company.

The majority of homes were restored quickly, but around 250 customers are still without power.

The company said it is working to connect these homes to generators while they carry out repairs to the power cable.


Bank robbery in Gosforth

Police are at the scene of a bank robbery in Gosforth, Newcastle. Officers were called to the National Westminster Bank on Gosforth High Street after a man entered the premises and demanded money. After threatening staff, he made off with £500 in the direction of the shopping centre.

No one was injured.

The offender is described as being white, in his 20s, thick-set with a local accent and wearing a grey hoodie with the hood pulled over his face.

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