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Murder probe after fatal stabbing in Newcastle

The scene remains cordoned off following the murder Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Newcastle.

At around 5.45am this morning (Sept 5) officers were called to Park Avenue in Gosforth to reports that a 42-year-old man had been stabbed.

Police and paramedics attended and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment for chest injuries.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

A police spokesman said the road is currently cordoned off as officers carry out their enquiries while extra patrols will be in the area to reassure concerned members of the public.

"This incident has taken place in a quite residential street and I appreciate residents in the area may be concerned. However, this is an isolated incident and we do not believe that there is any risk to the wider community as the parties involved had both been at a private property prior to the incident. Our officers will be carrying out patrols in the area to offer reassurance to members of the public who are understandably worried that this has happened on their doorstep. We will be in the area to continue to carry out house to house enquiries throughout the course of today and a cordon will remain in place at the scene. I'd urge anyone with concerns to speak to officers. Anyone who thinks they may have information to assist us should also come forward as any information, no matter how small, may be able to help with our enquiries."

– Supt Richie Jackson, Northumbria Police

Woman seen wandering around Gosforth in pyjamas

Police are asking for the public's help to try and locate a woman who was seen wandering around Gosforth in pyjamas.

A witness said the woman, aged in her 60s or 70s, appeared confused in the area around St Nicholas hospital, Jubilee Road.

Officers have checked CCTV footage and it appears the woman may have come from the Coxlodge area.

St Nicholas hospital and nearby care homes have been checked by officers and there are no missing patients or residents in the area.

Enquiries are ongoing to find the woman and ensure she is safe and well.


Model helicopters worth thousands stolen from Newcastle shed

Two model helicopters worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a shed in Newcastle.

It happened sometime between 4pm on Thursday 11 December and 3pm on Saturday 13 December. A shed on Graham Park Road, in the Gosforth area of the city, was broken into.

One model was a Century Radikal G20 helicopter, the other was a Trex 500 helicopter. Both the models are valued at around £1,500 each.

Officers want anyone with information about the crime to get in touch. Members of the public can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

The difference between red and yellow lines

On double red lines, you cannot stop at all unless you are a licensed taxi or a blue badge holder, then you can drop off. There is no parking.

Single red lines mean no stopping during the day and times shown on the upright sign.

On double yellow lines, you cannot stop and park. You can drop off. Blue badge holders can usually park for up to three hours.

On single yellow lines, you can park when restrictions are not in place. They are usually signposted. Blue badge holders can usually park for up to three hours at any time.

"On red routes, yellow waiting restriction lines are replaced by red lines that mean no stopping for any purpose, not even to pick up or set down passengers, other than by a licensed taxi. A driver of a vehicle displaying a blue badge may stop to pick up or set down a disabled person, but must not park.

"Double red lines mean no stopping at any time.

"Single red lines mean no stopping during the day and times shown on the upright sign."

– Department For Transport


Gosforth High Street could be first in region with red lines

Double yellow lines could be turned red in Gosforth Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A Newcastle street could be the first in the region to be painted with double red lines, if controversial plans get the go-ahead later.

The City Council wants to introduce the red lines to Gosforth High Street as part of a plan that includes a re-design of a bottleneck junction.

Planners say congestion will be eased, but campaigners are angry that lost parking spaces could discourage people from visiting the area.

'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).

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