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Morpeth Town FC v South Shields: FA Vase to be replayed

The Football Association have announced that FA Vase between Morpeth Town FC and South Shields will have to be replayed on or before January 14th.

It comes after their game was abandoned at Mariners Park on January 7th due to a floodlight failure.

Man stabbed in Morpeth

A man is in hospital with leg injuries after a stabbing in Morpeth.

The 43-year-old was attacked at 10pm on 28 December, inside a house in Springhill Walk. He had been stabbed twice but managed to walk around the town before being found in Bridge Street two hours later.

He was taken to NSEC hospital in Cramlington. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Officers want to speak to a woman in connection with the incident. They say this is an isolated incident and that the two people know each other.

The woman is described as being in her mid 20s, white, 5'6 and slim.

"We want to stress this is an isolated incident and the danger to the wider public is very low. We have extra officers in the area carrying out enquiries. Officers from the neighbourhood team will also be speaking to local residents to discuss any concerns they may have.

"We want to speak to anyone who may have information which could help our investigation."

– Neighbourhood Sergeant Rob Howe from Morpeth neighbourhood team

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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Parade for Morpeth Town after FA Vase win

Morpeth Town players with the FA Vase at Wembley Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Morpeth Town will be celebrating their FA Vase win with an open-top bus parade through the streets of the Northumberland town today.

The bus is setting off from Coopies Lane Industrial Estate at 11:45am and will be travelling along Bridge Street to The Market Place. The celebrations will form part of the town's Fair Day.

The club's players and staff have also been invited to the Town Hall for a civic reception hosted by the town's mayor.

The Highwaymen won the FA Vase after beating Hereford Town 4-1 in the final at Wembley on May 22.

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