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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.

85-year-old man thrown against wall during car robbery

Police are appealing for information after an 85-year-old man had his car stolen during a robbery in the Gosforth area of Newcastle.

At 6.53am this morning (Friday, January 22) the man got out of his vehicle on Woodbine Road when he was approached by two men.

They assaulted the man, throwing him against a wall before stealing the car and heading towards Salters Road.

The car is a three-door silver Ford Fiesta, registration number NK06 RWF.

The men were described as being in their 20s, around 5ft 8ins tall and rough looking.

The victim was left uninjured but shaken by the incident.

Woman racially abused in Newcastle supermarket

Police are appealing for information after racist comments were made towards a woman in a Newcastle supermarket. On Wednesday, January 20 a woman was abused in Asda on Hollywood Avenue in Gosforth.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are releasing images of a man they want to speak to about the incident. PICTURE HAS BEEN REMOVED.

He was in the store at the time of the alleged offence and may be able to help with enquiries.

Chief Inspector Steve Hails, of Central Area Command, said:

"We are treating this alleged incident as a potential hate crime and we take hate crimes and incidents of this nature very seriously.

We understand, and do not underestimate, the impact that a hate crime can have on an individual, and indeed a community, and would urge anyone who is the victim of any incidents of this nature to come forward and report it to us."

– Chief Inspector Steve Hails


Gosforth cyclists: protect your bikes

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Police are warning cyclists to protect their equipment after expensive bikes were stolen from Gosforth in recently.

Thieves broke into a garden shed in Linden Road overnight between November 23 and 24 and stole two bikes and cycling equipment.

One of the bikes is a black Specialized Allez road bike with two white bottle holders on the frame and light grey tape on the handle bars. The other is a black Specialized Langster road bike with black plastic mudguards, a black saddle bag and two lights on the front. The bikes are thought to be worth around £700 each.

A day later thieves went into a garage in Rows Terrace and stole a white Merida Crossway 500 2015 Hybrid bike worth £750.

Cyclists are being urged to protect their bikes from burglars by keeping them somewhere safe. If storing expensive cycles in sheds and garages then use good quality security equipment, such asa D Lock, or a combination of lock and chain, and attach them to something secure.

For advice and information on how to beat the burglars and keep your property safe click here.

Family pays tribute to Gosforth stabbing victim

David Savage

The family of David Savage has released a statement after he died following a stabbing in Gosforth.

"Dave grew up in the idyllic surroundings of New Zealand but as a young man he always wanted to explore the world.

"His mother was British and as he had dual citizenship, he eventually decided to settle in England. He took well to living in the North East as he found people here were warm and welcoming.

"He had lots of friends who enjoyed his fun loving and generous personality. He was well known in the area as his local business the '2 for 1' club he made lots of local contacts.

"He was deeply loved by his family and he was a committed partner to Donna and his children, Jak and Erin. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

"We are all devastated by his death but his two beautiful children will help get us all through this. Donna will raise Jak and Erin in a way that will make their daddy proud.

"Donna would like to thank all those who have generously given to the fund set up to start a new life for her and the children to establish a new home from the scene of his loss."

– Family statement

A Northumbria Police investigation is currently underway.

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