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Family tribute to 'fun-loving' Jamie from Haltwhistle

Jamie Armstrong with his nephew Conan. Credit: Cumbria Police

A family has paid tribute to a man who died in a road crash on the A66, close to the border of Cumbria and County Durham.

Jamie Armstrong was 30 and from Haltwhistle in Northumberland.

He died on Thursday when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry.

"Jamie who was known as “Jam”, was a fun loving lad who loved travelling and work. He always lived life to the full. Jamie has friends all over the world. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

– Family statement

Jamie’s family also thanked everyone for their kind words.

The fatal collision happened near to the Stainmore Cafe at around 5.20am last Thursday.

Cumbria Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision, or who were in the area at the time.


Pocket watch mystery solved

The search for the rightful owner of a gold pocket watch presented to a World War One hero has ended.

ITV Tyne Tees reported last week how a Northumberland woman found the watch - belonging to a Wesley Jackson - in her late father's possessions.

Enid Hugill, from Gateshead, contacted Tyne Tees after seeing the programme. It is thought the watch belongs to the nephew of Enid's grandfather.

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Enid Hugill says she is "absolutely delighted" with the find:

Boy remains in critical condition after A69 crash

An 11-year-old-boy remians in a critical condition this evening after the car he was in crashed onto the Carlisle to Newcastle railway next to the A69.

It happened on Wednesday evening, December 5, between Greenhead and Haltwhistle in Northumberland.

The car was then hit by a freight train.

The boy was airlifted to hospital in Newcastle. A woman and a teenage boy who were also in the car suffered minor injuries.


Police appeal after A69 crash leaves boy in hospital

Police are appealing for information about a crash that happened on the A69 in Northumberland yesterday (December 5th).

The incident happened between Greenhead and Haltwhistle when for reasons yet to be established, a black Range Rover left the road and crashed onto the railway line where it collided with a train.

An 11-year-old boy was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by air ambulance and his condition is described as critical.

Police are appealing for anyone who was on the A69 at the time of the crash to contact them on 101.

"We are appealing for anyone who was on the A69 in the Greenhead area at about 4.30pm yesterday to contact us.

Even if they didn't witness the collision, they may have useful information that could help with the investigation."

– Chief Inspector Peter Reeve

Injured boy airlifted to hospital

An 11 year old boy has been airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a collision on the A69 between Greenhead and Haltwhistle. A Range Rover left the road and crashed onto the railway line. It received a glancing blow from a passing freight train.

The train stopped further down the line and there are no reported injuries from those on board the train. Police believe there was a second car involved and they are treating it as a crime scene.

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