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Police warning to drone users

Northumbria Police are warning drone users that they may be prosecuted if they're caught flying them in restricted areas.

Officers says the cameras have increased in popularity, but people don't realise they're subject to strict rules and regulations.

Flying them within 150 metres of a crowded area is a criminal offence, as is entering restricted airspace.

A drone was sighted in Newcastle International airspace on Sunday afternoon (August 13).

While further investigations took place, several approaching aircraft were put into a holding pattern for a short time before being advised to land.

All aircraft landed safely and flight operations returned to normal shortly afterwards.

– Newcastle International Airport statement

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Unexplained death of woman found unconscious in Washington

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A woman has died after being found unconscious in the Washington area.

Emergency services received a report for a concern for female at 12.15pm on Monday. The 41-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say at this stage her death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing surrounding the circumstances of the incident.

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Stanley knife street robbery in Gosforth

Police are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery in Gosforth.

A 53-year-old man was approached by two men armed with Stanley knives outside the Halifax Building Society, on the High Street, at 3.40pm on August 4. He had cash, a necklace and a watch taken from him.

The offenders are described as:

  • 1. Late teens/early twenties, 5'10” tall, local accent
  • 2. Late teens/early twenties, white European male

The pair ran to Gosforth Central Park where they met up with a third person before running away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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