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Search continues for missing woman

Police are continuing to search for Lynda Foulkes, who went missing from her home in Greater Manchester on July 10.

Superintendent Alan Veitch said:

"Lynda grew up in the Gosforth area of Newcastle and although she has since moved away, she still has family living in Newcastle and has strong links to this area.

"She used to visit Wallington Hall when she was a child and we believe she may be in that area now. "We also know that she has links to the Whitley Bay area, in particular St Mary's Lighthouse and used to enjoy sitting on the benches overlooking the sea.

"She loves the outdoors, in particular rural areas and the coast, so we are asking people who are out and about in our area to keep an eye out for Lynda and contact us if they see her, or think they may have seen her.

"She has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and we are become increasingly concerned for her welfare, so we are asking people to contact us immediately if they have any information that would help to locate her.

"We are also appealing for Lynda herself to contact us and let us know she is okay."

– Superintendent Alan Veitch, Northumbria Police

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Police appeal to help find missing woman

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to try and trace a missing woman who may be in the North East.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, went missing from her home in Bury on July 10.

Superintendent Alan Veitch, from Northumbria Police, said:

"Lynda has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and we are become increasingly concerned for her welfare.

"We know that she has links with the Northumberland and North Tyneside areas and we believe she may visit those areas.

"We are asking the public to contact us immediately if they see her.

"We are also appealing for Lynda herself to contact us and let us know she is okay."

– Superintendent Alan Veitch, Northumbria Police

Missing woman may be in North East

Lynda Foulkes, 46, has been missing since July 10 Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Bury.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, was last seen in the Ainsworth area of Bury at around 3pm on July 10. She has links to North East it is believed she may visit the Wallington Hall or Belsay area in Northumberland, or the Whitley Bay area of North Tyneside.

Ms Foulkes is described as being around 5ft 5in tall, of slim build with short black/grey hair. She was last seen wearing grey trousers, a navy blue hooded top and walking trainers.

Anyone who may have seen Lynda or may have information of her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 extension 69191.

Protesters win reprieve for historic seaside shelters

Enjoyed by generations: one of the shelters at the Whitley Bay seafront. Credit: ITV News

Three shelters earmarked for demolition have been been given a last-minute reprieve after 2,000 people signed a petition to save them.

The shelters on the North Promenade at Whitley Bay were due to be bulldozed this morning, but the council has agreed to a delay.

A spokesman says this will allow them to hear people's concerns, and a final decision will be made at a later date.

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Pictures show scene of fatal crash involving trike

A man has died and a woman is critically ill after a motorised trike crashed into a sea wall in Cullercoats, on the North Tyneside coast.

These pictures, which are exclusive to ITV News, show the scene shortly after the three-wheeled vehicle came off the road and hit a wall on Windsor Avenue, at about 11pm on Tuesday evening.

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The rider, 60, was taken to hospital but died, while his passenger, 36, is critically ill
Trike crash - ITV exclusive pictures
The motorised trike was in bad shape after it hit the sea wall at Cullercoats

Man dies after trike crash in North Tyneside

A man has died and a woman remains in a critical condition after a trike crash in North Tyneside.

It happened at 10.43pm last night (Tuesday 24 June) at Windsor Crescent, close to the junction with Windsor Avenue in Cullercoats, when the three-wheeled vehicle collided with a wall.

A 60-year-old man, who was riding the RF1 Motor Trike, was taken to North Tyneside General Hospital where he later died.

The rear passenger, a woman aged 36, was taken to the RVI in Newcastle where she remains in a critical condition.

The road was closed for four hours to allow for vehicle recovery and collision investigation.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

Son stabbed father and grandmother 30 times

A 25-year-old man has admitted cutting his father's and grandmother's throats because he feared they were plotting to kill him.

Glen Patterson believed his father and grandmother were plotting to kill him

Glen Patterson stabbed each more than 30 times with a number of knives and even a nail file.

He had begun attacking his grandmother Clara, 82, as she sat in front of the fire and then turned on his father Ray, 61, as he stepped in to help her.

He then ran out into the street in his bloodsoaked clothing and was run over by a car and nearly hit by a lorry. Police were called and when they arrived, he told them: "I've killed two people."

At Newcastle Crown Court, Glen Patterson admitted two counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Mrs Justice Andrews told him: "Those were the two people who loved you mostin the world."

The court heard he is suffering a severe mental illness and being detained at Broadmoor high-security hospital. He was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.

The judge said: "They will be able to treat you until you get well."You will only be released once the responsible authorities are satisfied you no longer present a danger to the public."

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