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10-year-old assaulted in Ashinghton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child was assaulted in Ashington in Northumberland.

It happened at about 8 am on Wednesday, April 22, while the 10-year-old boy was walking in Alexandra Road.

The offender, another child thought to be around 11 or 12 years old, hit the victim in the back with a stick.

The 10-year-old wasn't seriously injured however officers are appealing for anyone who witnesses the incident to contact them.

Missing Gateshead man

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Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing Gateshead man.

47-year-old Ian Moody, from Dunston, has not been seen since Saturday, April 25, when he left his home on Clephan Street.

He is described as a whie male, 5 foot 5 inches tall, with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a grey parka style jacket, with a blue and white hoody, jeans and hiking boots. He was also carrying a black rucksack.

Ian is known to frequent Newcastle city centre and Hexham.

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Swan shot dead in Northumberland

A swan has been shot dead at a lake in Northumberland.

It happened at Castle Island Way in Ashington at 8.24pm yesterday evening (Friday, April 24).

Two men are reported to have shot the swan before making off.

The first is described as white, medium build, in his mid 20s wearing white shorts and a green t-shirt. The was wearing a dark adidas tracksuit and baseball cap.

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