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Woman attacked and suffers head injury

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted and suffered a head injury in Northumberland.

The assault happened around 2am this morning in Shaftoe Street in Haydon Bridge in Hexham. The 35-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatement.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the assault and are appealing for witnesses.

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Main route to Hexham re-opens after 6 week repairs

A main route into Hexham, Northumberland, has re-opened this morning - following the completion of repair work the town's Railway Bridge.

Traffic heading into Hexham on Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News

Hexham Railway Bridge closed for six weeks on Monday June 6 to allow Network Rail to undertake essential maintenance work.

The closure meant the A6079 - the main route in and out of the town - was also closed for the duration of the works.

Northern Gas Networks also replaced a gas main and Northumberland County Council took advantage of the closure to carry out resurfacing work.

Free-flowing traffic on the Railway Bridge on Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News

The re-opening of the bridge will come as a relief for many traders in Hexham, who feared that the temporary closure would hit business hard.

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