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Retired jockey back on course for charity

Returning to anything once you have retired can be daunting. But one man who spent his whole life riding horses has decided to take part in one more race.

Peter Craggs from Morpeth was one of the country's most successful amateur jockeys. When his career ended, he said he would never get back on a horse.

But he has and he will compete at York Racecourse later this month, for a cause close to his heart.

Sarah Kelly reports:

Man hit by lorry in Northumberland

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured after he was hit by a lorry in Northumberland.

The collision happened on the evening of Saturday 10 May near to the bus stop in Dark Lane, just east of the junction with St Georges Hospital in Morpeth.

A 62-year-old man was knocked down by a lorry travelling east along the road and was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle was spoken to at the scene. Police are now trying to establish the what happened and are asking any witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.


Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A man and a woman have been arrested in Lynemouth on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was injured in Northumberland over the weekend.

Police were called to Second Row in Linton near Morpeth after a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and had to be treated for pellet injuries.

He was taken to the RVI in Newcastle and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact 101 or alternatively people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Full Report: Anniversary of suffragette Emily Davison's death

It is one hundred years this year since a Northumberland woman was trampled to death by the King's racehorse, as she tried to stage a political protest.

Emily Davison is now recognised as one of the leading figures in the suffragette movement.

Her sacrifice was recognised today at a special service at the church in Morpeth where she was buried.

You can watch the full report from Derek Proud below.

Copper pipes stolen from Morpeth training centre

Police are appealing for information after copper pipes were stolen from a training centre in Morpeth.

Thieves broke into Fulbeck Grange Training Centre and sawed through a door to get into a boiler room, where they then removed the copper piping.

The theft is thought to have happened at some point between Thursday 6 December and Wednesday 6 March.

"The thieves sawed through a wooden door to get access to the pipes so we are asking people to ask themselves whether they saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered copper pipe for sale."

– Morpeth Inspector Dave Simpson

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101 or to ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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