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16-year-old girl missing from Newcastle

Police are searching for a 16-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Newcastle for almost a week.

Alison Cowie has not been seen since 10am Tuesday July 7 after she failed to return home after going to the Canning Street shops.

  • The teenager is described as having a slim build, with long brown hair that she wears tied up.
  • She was last seen wearing a burgundy jacket, blue jeans and blue/grey trainers.
  • Alison is believed to frequent Newcastle city centre.

Police are keen for Alison, or anyone who knows where she is, to get in contact by calling 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1400 07/07/15.

Missing Newcastle teenager last seen a week ago

Police are searching for a 17-year-old boy who has been missing from his home in Gosforth for a week.

Josh Davies has not been seen since he failed to return from Newcastle city centre on Sunday July 5.

Josh Davies Credit: Northumbria Police
  • He is described as 5 foot 7inches tall with short light brown hair and of medium build. He was last seen wearing a navy blue waterproof jacket and grey jogging bottoms.
  • He has a 'Joshie D' tattoo on his right arm, a tattoo saying 'melon' on his left arm and another on his chest saying 'Adrians'.

Anyone with information should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1406 06/07/15.


MISSING: Tony Young, 67, from North Tyneside

***UPDATE: Mr Young has now been found safe and well. Police have thanked the public for their help.

Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing man from North Tyneside, who was reported missing on Friday night.

Tony Young was reported missing on Friday night. Credit: Northumbria Police

Tony Young, 67, was last seen in Orange Street in Annitsford, where it's believed he turned right to Front Street and headed towards the bridge.

He is described as having very white hair and was last seen wearing a black short sleeved polo t-shirt with orange trim, dark jeans and fawn suede slip on shoes.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1269 100715.

Pictures: Mourners gather to remember Cameron Gosling

Around 500 mourners, including 200 bikers, have gathered outside St Catherine's Church in Crook this afternoon (July 10) to remember 14-year-old Cameron Gosling, who died in the River Wear on Sunday.

Cameron's mother has said he would have loved nothing more than motorbikes escorting his cortege.

His school friends are wearing black hoodies with Cameron's name on them.

Motorcycle escort for funeral cortege. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Mourners outside the church. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees


Picture released of the River Wear's 14-year-old victim

Durham Constabulary has released a picture of Cameron Gosling, the 14-year-old boy who died in the River Wear this weekend.

Cameron Gosling with his girlfriend, Laura Cowan.

Cameron Gosling, a pupil at Parkside Academy in County Durham, drowned after getting into troubles while swimming with a group of friends.

'Always smiling': Tributes left for Cameron Gosling, teenage River Wear drowning victim

The friends of Cameron Gosling have left flowers nearby to where the 14-year-old boy's body was pulled from the River Wear.

The teenager's body was found on Sunday night, July 6 next to Paradise Park at Witton Park in Bishop Auckland, after a group of youngsters got into trouble while swimming in the water.

One card reads 'always a smile on your face and you made others smile too'

Sydney Richardson, 74, who is a volunteer at the nearby Low Barnes nature reserve, said: "It's awful and I feel for the family. People don't realise how dangerous rivers are and how deep they can get quickly".

Cameron Gosling is the fifteenth person to die in the River Wear in the last two years.

Woman goes missing on night out in South Shields

*Update: Briony Lawson has contacted Northumbria Police to say she is safe and well. Officers have thanked the public for their help.

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing young woman from Sunderland who was last seen at a nightclub.

Briony Lawson, 25, was last seen in Roxanne's nightclub in South Shields when she left her group of friends at around 5am on July 5.

She told friends she was going to meet someone in Newcastle, but has not been seen since and did not turn up for work this morning.

  • She is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, with blonde bobbed hair and wearing glasses.
  • She was last seen wearing a blue top with a beige vest underneath, colourful trousers and beige high heels.

Officers say Briony's family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and are appealing for her to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 976 05/07/15.

Teacher pays tribute to 'sunny boy' who drowned in the River Wear

The deputy headteacher of Parkside Academy has paid tribute to the River Wear's fifteenth victim in two years, Cameron Gosling.

The 14-year-old boy drowned in the River Wear yesterday, July 5, after getting into difficulty while swimming.

Flowers left at the scene in Bishop Auckland. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

"He was a popular boy, full of high spirits and fun.

"He was well-liked by both pupils and staff and it is an absolute tragedy to lose such a lovely boy on the very cusp of adulthood.

"Our thoughts today are very much with Cameron's parents, brothers and wider family."

– Ann Wise, Deputy Head of Parkside Academy
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