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World famous Newcastle puddle drained

The site of the puddle. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The drama is over.

The Newcastle puddle which captured the eyes of the world has been drained by the council.

Close to 20,000 people at a time watched events unfold yesterday on Periscope, with the hashtag #DrummondPuddleWatch trending on Twitter.

Newcastle law library was just one user to wish the puddle a goodbye before it was cleared.

The live stream was set up by a local company after employees were amused watching people attempt to navigate the puddle.

Beth Hazon, Managing Director at Drummond Central, and other onlookers, told ITV Tyne Tees they thought it was simple, silly fun.

Committed puddle fans can get a permanent memento. On eBay, a bottle of Drummond Puddle water has been on sale since yesterday. The latest bid stands at £65,900.

Credit: Periscope

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Police release CCTV in connection with armed robbery in Jesmond

Police have released CCTV footage to trace two men who robbed a clothes shop in Jesmond.

The incident happened at 9.30 this morning when two men entered the Jules B shop on Acorn Road.

One was armed with a knife and the other with what looks like a pistol. No one was hurt, and the robbers made off with a selection of clothing and some cash.

Police say they drove off in the direction of Osborne Road in a silver car. They're asking any witnesses to contact them.

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Man arrested over historic Jesmond rape

A man has been arrested in connection with a historic sexual offence in the Jesmond area of Newcastle in late 2010.

A 29-year-old man from the Stakeford area was arrested on suspicion of rape and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The arrest is in connection with a rape investigation that was re-opened by Northumbria police as part of the internal enquiry into the 'no-criming' of rape and sexual offence allegations.

Man hit with spade in Jesmond Dene

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit in the head with a spade in Newcastle.

The assault took place at around 10pm on January 17, at Jesmond Dene.

The man, believed to be 56 years old, was assaulted and suffered a head injury. He received hospital treatment and has since been discharged.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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