A man has been charged with attempted murder and dangerous driving after a car hit a post and a woman was found injured.
Pervaiz Mirza, 44, of Shrewsbury Close, Newcastle, appeared before Newcastle Magistrates' Court today (December 24).
A car hit a post on the central motorway in the underpass at the Jesmond exit on December 22. A 50-year-old woman was found inside the vehicle with serious injuries.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Newcastle.
Police were called to the central motorway at the underpass by the Jesmond exit, at 10.45pm on December 22. A car had crashed into a post. A 50-year-old woman was found in a car with serious injuries. Officers believe she was assaulted before the collision. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A 44-year-old man, who was also in the vehicle, has been arrested and is in police custody.
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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:
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 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.
Police discovered suspected drugs and a large amount of cash while searching a house in Jesmond, Newcastle
Officers, together with a team from environmental health, went to an address to seize equipment as part of a noise abatement order.
When they arrived they discovered the money and drugs and a man,24, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class-A drug with intent to supply.
Another man, 22, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class B drug with intent to supply.
Both are students at Newcastle University, which has been informed and will follow its own disciplinary procedure.
In addition, a third man aged 27 was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class A drug with intent to supply. All three have been bailed pending further enquiries.
"This should act as a warning to people that we work closely with our partners to take action against those suspected of being involved in drug use and supply.
"In particular, students should be aware that we share information with partner agencies, including the universities, and none of us will tolerate such behaviour. Criminal activity such as this could see them removed from education and ruin their bright future prospects, not to mention the health implications. It's just not worth it."
Glynis Mackie, guide leader at the 37th Newcastle Guide Unit, said:
"We just think it's fantastic that we have won our battle, they were trying to force us out with no process and only three weeks' notice, the girls were really upset.
"It has been tough on them, a couple of girls have been fundraising hard for a trip to Ghana and would have had to register with another group if we had been shut down.
"New members have been without a proper uniform for weeks because I've had to honestly tell them that they may have to join another group soon.
"I am so pleased to have pushed and made a fuss over this, I was not going to let them close us down quietly."
A Newcastle-based girl guide group who were told they would be expelled if they failed to remove God from their oath have won their fight to remain part of the Girl Guides organisation.
The 37th Newcastle Guide Unit at Jesmond Parish Church received a letter from Girl Guiding's chief commissioner in the North East informing them their membership would end if they did not start using a new oath which has no mention of religion.
But the group have now been informed the threat has been lifted.