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Man arrested after allegedly touching himself outside a school

A man has been arrested after he was seen touching himself outside of a school.

A man has been arrested after he was seen touching himself outside of a school.

Police received reports at around 9:32 Monday morning that the man had been seen sitting in a car and touching himself inappropriately on Bolingbroke Street, outside of Hotspur Primary School, in Heaton, Newcastle.

Officers arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of outraging public decency.

He is currently in police custody.

Because the incident happened near to a school officers will be in the area carrying out reassurance patrols for the rest of the day.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

– Northumbria Police

Thousands of pounds worth of GHD equipment stolen

Police are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of GHD equipment was stolen from a hairdressers in Newcastle.

Burglars smashed the front window of Humphrey & Wilson hair and beauty salon on Heaton Road, Heaton, just after 6am on October 23.

They stole seven pairs of GHD hair straighteners, four sets of GHD tongs and a GHD hair dryer gift set before making off along Cardigan Terrace.

Anyone who is offered any GHD equipment for sale and suspects it may be stolen is asked to get in touch with police by calling 101.


Teen assaulted by men who 'claimed to be police officers'

Police are appealing for information. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was assaulted by three men who "claimed to be plain clothes police officers".

The 14-year-old was walking on King John Street, in Heaton, when he was approached by the men. One of them grabbed his arm, but he broke free and ran away.

It happened at around 9:50pm on Wednesday 8 July.

The men are described as:

  • White, early 20s, 5'8" tall, of average build with light coloured slicked back hair, which is short on the sides. He wore a light blue tracksuit top and bottoms
  • White, late 20s to early 30s, 5'8" tall, proportionate build with a scruffy beard. Wearing a grey flat cap or hat, glasses and a blue jacket
  • White, late 20s, 5'8" tall, of average build with dark hair combed back on top and shaved on the sides. He was wearing a navy blue tracksuit top and dark trousers. He had a chunky black radio on his waist band and was wearing an earpiece

There were other people on the street at the time, including two young men, who asked if the teenager was alright after the incident.

Officers want to speak to them, and anyone else who may have information.

Son in court charged with murdering father

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his father and assaulting a neighbour who came across the scene in Newcastle.

George Bulman died in hospital after being found with injuries at a property on Stratford Grove West in Heaton on Monday.

Geoffrey Bulman, 45, of Stratford Grove West, Newcastle, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address at North Tyneside Magistrates court.

Prosecutor Christopher Kay told the court it is alleged that a neighbour came over to investigate and was assaulted.

Bulman was told he would remain in custody until his next appearance at Newcastle Crown Court on January 2.

The scene in Newcastle Credit: ITV

Petrol station robbery in Newcastle: CCTV images

CCTV images of two men who robbed a petrol station in Newcastle have been released.

Late on Friday November 21st, two men went into a Sainsbury's Filling Station on Etherstone Avenue, Heaton and threatened staff before making off with money.

One of the men is wearing a distinctive multicoloured woollen hat.

They left the petrol station south across Etherstone Avenue and into a graveyard opposite Sainsbury's.

No one was injured during the incident but staff were shocked by the robbery.


Landlords face fines of £2,500 for using 'to let' signs

Signs advertising properties for rent have become a familiar site on almost every urban street.

Lettings agents say the boards are a necessary way to advertise but homeowners argue they spoil the appearance of their suburbs.

They have caused so much controversy in Newcastle that the council has now successfully applied to ban all 'to rent' signs across large parts of the city.

From January, any landlord who doesn't comply faces fines of up to £2,500.

Katie Oakes reports:

Letting boards 'affecting the character' of Jesmond

Newcastle City Council has successfully applied to ban signs advertising rental properties in some areas of the city.

It follows years of complaints from residents who say the boards lower the quality and appearance of their streets.

From January, any landlord or letting agent displaying boards without permission in Jesmond, Heaton, Gosforth and Sandyford could face fines of up to £2,500.

Kath Lawless, of Newcastle City Council, says the boards have "brought the area down":

But John Henderson, of Acorn Properties, has spoken of the inevitable affect on business:

Newcastle City Council bans 'to let' signs in Jesmond

Newcastle City Council has banned 'to let' boards across the student areas of Jesmond, Heaton and Gosforth.

The ban is after years of complaints from residents who say it lowers the quality of the area and claim the signs affect house prices.

From January, any landlord or letting agent displaying boards without permission could face fines of up to £2,500.

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