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Newcastle Central Mosque speak of their 'grief' after car crashes into people celebrating Eid in Newcastle

Newcastle Central Mosque has released a statement in the aftermath of a car crashing into people celebrating Eid in Newcastle on Sunday 25th June.

"Eid al-Fitr is a special occasion marked at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan for Muslims all over the world. It is an occasion where people of all backgrounds come together to pray and celebrate.

Yesterday’s unfortunate incident has left us devastated; our congregation, which is generally full of life and happiness, has changed to grief and sorrow. We continue to pray for the full recovery of all those affected. We have been visiting the injured at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, conveying everyone’s message of prayer, best wishes and support.

May Allah the Almighty grant those affected with a full and quick recovery."

Police appeal after break-in at Middlesbrough opticians

Police appeal after opticians broken into in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after the Optical Eye Clinic on Linthorpe Road was broken into in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred between 5pm on Saturday 17th June and 8am on Monday 19th June.

Lens cutting equipment, eye testing equipment and 185 pairs of designer glasses frames have been taken from the premises.

Police are asking anyone with information, or anyone who may have been offered the items for sale, to contact Detective Constable Joanne Williams from the Middlesbrough Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Newcastle crash: woman released on bail

A woman arrested after six people were injured after being hit by a car in Newcastle has been released on bail pending further investigations.

Police are continuing enquiries into the collision behind Westgate Community College on Sunday morning. The 42-year-old local woman arrested by police has now been released.

Of the six people injured during the incident four remain in hospital receiving treatment for various injuries.

Police say extra officers remain out on the streets to reassure the public.

Special prayers at Newcastle Central Mosque after Muslims hit by car at Eid celebration

Imam Abdul Basith, from Newcastle Central Mosque, says those who attend the mosque in the west end "live like a family" and therefore wanted to pray for those injured after a car crashed into Muslims attending an Eid event in Newcastle on Sunday.

The Imam says their thoughts are with those affected by the crash.

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