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Call for witnesses after serious assault in Morpeth

A 28-year-old woman was arrested after a man was seriously assaulted in Northumberland. She has since been released.

Emergency services were called to Morpeth Train Station at 1am on 23 April.

A 36-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. His condition is stable.

Detectives believe the assault actually took place between 12.45am and 1am on a small footpath that runs between Coopies Lane and Kingswell. Officers believe a number of people may have been in the area at the time.

Anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101.

Tour of Britain to return to Northumberland

The Tour of Britain will return to Northumberland this September as Stage Two of Britain's premier road cycling event takes place in the county on Monday September 4.

The stage will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing from Kielder Water and Forest Park to Blyth, building on the success of the 2015 race when two stages visited Northumberland for the first time ever.

2015 Credit: ITV

Our visit to Northumberland in 2015 was so successful it is fantastic news that we can return with a full stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in the county this September.

The route enables us to visit areas of Northumberland that will be new to the race, while also taking the Tour back to Blyth.

– Mick Bennett, Race Director

At just over 211-kilometres the Northumberland stage will be the longest of the 2017 Tour, and also include a finishing loop, giving spectators at the Blyth finish the chance to see the race twice.

The route will also take in the likes of Rothbury, Alnwick, Bamburgh and Morpeth plus the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Weather: Tuesday

Credit: Ben Holmes

Cold with wintry, sometimes squally showers, falling as snow on hills, with possible hail and thunder.

Sunny spells are expected between showers, but feeling cold with strong northerly winds.

Maximum temperature 8 °C.

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