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Armed robbery in Blyth

Police in Northumberland are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery in Blyth.

It happened at Chishom Bookmakers in Elliot Street just before 11pm last night (Friday 30 January).

A man threatened a member of staff with a knife. He made off with a quantity of cash.


Teenager dies in road collision in Northumberland

A teenager has died after a collision between a car and a scooter in Northumberland.

It happened at 10pm last night (Friday 30th January) on North Road at the junction with Magdalene Drive in Berwick.

The rider of the scooter, a 16-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motor Patrols Sergeant Jason Ryder, said: "It's important we find out what happened and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact us.

"We believe the boy was with another male on a scooter shortly before the collision and they had visited McDonald's in Berwick. We're keen to hear from anyone who saw them, whether in Mcdonald's or the surrounding area."

A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving and has been released on police bail.


Weather: ICE warning

Credit: Met Office

Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning.

In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground, especially across the northern half of the yellow area.

The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.

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