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Woman attacked with hammer in Newcastle

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A woman has been attacked with a hammer in Jesmond near Newcastle.

It happened at 1:25am on Thursday, July 14, on as the woman was walking on Shortridge Terrace.

She was approached by a man who struck her in the back of the head with an object knocking her to the ground.

The woman was taken to hospital with a head injury where she was treated.

  • Her attacker is described as being around 5ft 7ins tall
  • Of short / stumpy / fat build
  • Bald
  • Wearing a black / dark T shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone who recognises this man from the description we have issued, or anyone who has seen this man in the Jesmond area late last night / early this morning, is asked to contact us straight away.

'This is a very concerning incident and appears, at this time, completely unprovoked.

'We are speaking with the victim this morning, supporting her and have officers in Jesmond trying to gather as much information as possible. If you have anything that could help us then please contact us straight away.'

– Central CID Detective Sergeant Tam Fowler

Cars vandalised in Jesmond

Map of where the cars were vandalised Credit: Northumbria Police

16 cars have been vandalised in Jesmond.

They were damaged some time between 11pm on Saturday (June 11th) and 8am on Sunday (June 12th).

Cars parked in Burdon Terrace, Tankervillle Terrace and Highbury were targeted and their wing mirrors damaged.

CCTV in the area is being checked, but anyone who might have seen anything is being urged to get in touch with the police.

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Appeal for information after 15 trolleys stolen from Jesmond supermarket

Police are appealing for information after 15 trolleys were stolen from a supermarket in Jesmond.

Tesco Metro, Jesmond Credit: Google maps

At 4:25am on Thursday 12th May two men stole 15 trolleys from the bays outside of the Tesco Metro store in Acorn Road.

They pushed them in the direction of St George's Terrace and made off with them.

Enquiries are ongoing into the theft and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 146 13/05/16.

Man needs 25 stitches after Jesmond glass attack

Police say a man needed 25 internal stitches and 20 staples after he was struck over the head with a glass in the 'As You Like It' bar in Jesmond.

Officers are appealing for information.

The incident happened between midnight and 12.20 am on Sunday (March 27).

Police say the 30-year-old man was assaulted near the stage area of the bar. A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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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

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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