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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.


17-year-old charged with murder after Newcastle stabbing

David Savage

Northumbria Police says a 17-year-old male has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Gosforth on Saturday. He has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

The teenager, from Newcastle, was remanded in custody and will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates Court this morning.

David Savage, 42, from Gosforth, was stabbed in the chest at his home on Park Avenue at around 5.45am on Saturday.

Newcastle fatal stabbing victim named by police

Park Avenue, Gosforth, on Saturday. Credit: ITV News

Police in Newcastle have named the victim of the stabbing in Gosforth, who died from his injuries.

David Savage was 42 years old and from Park Avenue in Gosforth.

He had been stabbed in the chest at his home at around 5.45am on Saturday.

A 17-year-old male remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 20-year-old arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder has been released without charge.

Two arrests over fatal stabbing in Newcastle

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 42-year-old man suffered fatal stab wounds.

Police have made two arrests in connection with the murder Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Northumbria Police said a 20-year-old was also being held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder following the death in Park Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle.

Superintendent Richie Jackson, of the Central Area Command, said: "We understand the concerns of the local community and extra officers are in the area to answer any questions they may have.

"This was an isolated incident and we have now made two arrests. We do not believe there is any risk to members of the wider public.

"Despite this we would still ask anyone with any information about the stabbing to get in touch as it still could help our ongoing enquiries."

Police said they were not in a position to name the dead man.

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
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