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Police search for German man in Kielder

Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are searching for a German man whose clothes and belongings were found next to Kielder Reservoir, in Northumberland.

A member of the public reported finding a man's clothing and belongings next to the reservoir on Friday afternoon. Police carried out searches of the area but have been unable to find the owner.

Officers have now identified the man as Kilian Wolfgang Ruthlein from Darmstadt in Germany. The 26-year-old is 5"9' and of medium build.

Anyone who may have seen Kilian is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.


Woman robbed at beauty spot

Camera equipment worth thousands of pounds has been stolen from a woman who was targeted at a Northumberland beauty spot.

The woman, in her late 50s, was walking to a new viewpoint opposite the Tower Knowe car park and cafe at Kielder at around 10.30am on Saturday.

She was opening her bag when a man pushed her out of the way, causing her to fall backwards. He then snatched the bag, containing thousands of pounds worth of Canon camera equipment and accessories before running away. The woman was left shaken but unhurt.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 extension 69191 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, extension 291343.


Monument airlifted in to mark source of North Tyne

A new stone monument has been erected to mark the source of the River North Tyne.

Two massive sandstone blocks were airlifted onto the hillside near Kielder Reservoir in Northumberland. The obelisk will also mark the beginning of a 150 mile charity walk between the source of the river and the mouth of the Tyne.

An RAF Chinook lifts in the massive stone blocks Credit: ITV News
The stone block is safely landed Credit: ITV News
The finished monument Credit: ITV News

Northumberland's 'Dark Sky' bid

Night sky above Kielder Credit: Tom White/PA wire

Stargazers in a remote corner of the North East are hoping to become Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.

The Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society are to apply to the International Dark Skies Association to get the status.

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