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Man has face slashed on Berwick's Royal Tweed Bridge

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had his face slashed with what is believed to be a Stanley knife whilst walking over Berwick's Royal Tweed Bridge in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The attacker ran off from the scene after the incident, which took place between 2.40am and 2.58am. The 24-year-old victim was taken by ambulance to Cramlington Hospital and was later released following treatment.

We take incidents of knife crime very seriously and are appealing for witnesses to this assault. We want to hear from anyone who was in this area at the relevant time and who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.

We also want to take this opportunity to remind people of the dangers of carrying knives. People who carry knives or other blades put the lives of others in danger and also put themselves at risk of being hurt. If you carry a knife, you have the option to use it and remember that it is a criminal offence to carry a weapon.

Officers will take action against people found carrying knives and we want to make it clear they could potentially find themselves jailed if they are caught in possession of one. Our message is clear, don't put yourself in this position, don't carry a knife.

– Superintendent Peter Bent

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Man stabbed to death in South Shields

David Charlton was stabbed to death in South Shields while walking home

Police have released a photograph of a man who was stabbed to death in South Shields.

25-year-old David Arthur Charlton, from the South Shields area, was attacked on Friday evening.

A 31 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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