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Woman missing on North Tyneside

UPDATE - Alison has been found

Police are appealing for the public's help to locate a missing woman.

Earlier today 52-year-old Alison Ratcliffe was reported missing from her home address in St Peters Road in Wallsend.

It's believed she left the home sometime between 6am and 10am and her family and police are concerned for her welfare.

She is described as around 5ft 6inches tall, large guild, silver/grey hair. She wears glasses and has difficulty walking.

Teenager who died in Whitley Bay crash named

Police have released the name of a teenage pedestrian who died in a collision with a car in Whitley Bay.

William Dorey was aged 18, and from Cromer Gardens in Whitley Bay,

A193 The Links where the collision happened. Credit: ITV News

The collision happened at 9.42pm on Sunday, May 7th, on the A193 The Links in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, approximately 20 metres north of the junction with Western Way.

Two men who had been arrested in connection with the collision have now been released pending further enquiries.

"We are asking for help from the public to assist our enquiries into this fatal collision. Specifically we're asking for any CCTV footage that motorists may have captured when travelling in the area, or from homes or businesses who also may have had CCTV operating. Any footage of these two vehicles at the relevant time would be of interest to our enquiry."

– Sgt Steve Minnikin, Northumbria Police

Counting underway for North Tyneside Mayoral election

Votes are being counted with a result expected around midday. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Counting is underway to determine the next Mayor of North Tyneside.

Votes are being counted with a result expected around midday.

The candidates are:

  • Liberal Democrats - John Appleby
  • UKIP - Stuart Houghton
  • Labour - Norma Redfearn
  • Conservative - Stewart Hay
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