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Woman sexually assaulted in a taxi in Jesmond

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in a taxi in Jesmond.

A woman got a black hackney style cab on Pilgrim Street sometime after 3am. Between 3am and 4am, on 19 February, she was assaulted in the taxi while it was parked in Orchard Place in Jesmond. It's been reported that the driver touched the woman inappropriately. The woman screamed, left the car and called the police.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

Woman, 72, robbed in Jesmond

Police are appealing for information after a 72-year-old woman was robbed in Jesmond.

She was walking over the Armstrong Bridge at 7.45pm on 9 February when she was approached from behind by a man and pushed to the floor.

He stole her handbag and then fled in the direction of Jesmond Dene Road.

The victim was left with minor injuries to her hands and knees.

The offender is described as:

  • 5ft 9ins tall
  • In his twenties
  • Slight build
  • Eastern European appearance
  • Clean shaven

The woman's bag was later found by officers in Jesmond Dene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 954 09/02/17.

Fireworks set off in Jesmond cars

People living in the Jesmond area of Newcastle are being warned to lock their cars after fireworks were set off in vehicles.

Officers received three reports of fires inside cars on November 2. The vehicles were parked on Stratford Grove Terrace, Deuchar Street and Warwick Street.

The fire brigade attended all three of the fires. The cars were left seriously damaged.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

"We think that the three incidents are linked and that the same person or group of people were involved for all three. It is completely reckless and mindless behaviour that has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and we are treating the incidents very seriously.

"The offenders may have been looking for unlocked cars to target and so would urge all motorists to lock their cars overnight and remove all valuables. Please report anyone seen acting suspiciously near cars or trying car doors to us immediately."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Byrne

Concern over miss woman, 22, from Newcastle

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a woman from Newcastle, who has not been seen by her family since Thursday afternoon.

Rachel Tasker. Credit: Northumbria Police

Rachel Tasker, 22, was last seen at her home in Jesmond address at 1.30pm on September 29th.

It is believed she could be wearing a black bomber jacket with fur hood, short tweed skirt, black Doc Martin boots and possibly carrying a brown shoulder bag.

Police are urging her to make contact with them so they know she is ok.

Anyone who recognises her is also asked to call the police immediately.


Homophobic abuse shouted from car window in Newcastle

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Police are appealing for witnesses after homophobic abuse was shouted at two men from of a car window in Jesmond, Newcastle.

It happened at around 7:15pm on Sunday, September 4 as the men were walking down Osborne Road.

The car is believed to be a blue VW Polo style vehicle.

"When the incident first occurred, I was shocked more than anything. It came out of nowhere and I didn't really know what to do"

– Victim Statement

Northumbria Police is encouraging anyone who experiences homophobia to speak out by reporting it.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact the police on 101.

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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