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Guide Post crash victims named

Northumbria Police have named two young men who died following a collision in Guide Post in Northumberland.

They are Lee Pollard, 23, of Bluebell Rise, Morpeth and Gary Headley, 24, of 2nd Avenue, Morpeth.

The crash happened on Thursday November 19 between Paddock Hall Farm and North Farm.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 113 19/11/15.

Seventh person arrested following the death of man in Sunderland

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Sunderland.

The man was assaulted on Canon Cockin Street at around 11:10pm on November 20.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital but was subsequently pronounced dead.

Those arrested are currently in police custody.

Extra officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to residents.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.


Police appeal after teenager assaulted in Tynemouth

The incident happened at 7pm on Sunday October 11 when a 14-year-old teenager was assaulted in Subway, Front Street.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and officers are releasing a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the incident.

CCTV from Subway Credit: Northumbria Police

It's believed he was in the shop at the time of the incident and police want to speak to him as she may have information that could help with enquiries.

The man, or anyone who recognises him is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1039 11/10/15.

Newcastle man jailed for encouraging others to join Islamic State

A Newcastle man who encouraged others to join the group known as Islamic State has been jailed for three and a half years.

32-year-old Mohammed Abdal Miah was found guilty of two counts of disseminating terrorist publications. He was cleared of two other offences.

The charges follow an investigation led by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and supported by Northumbria Police.


Throwing stones at cars 'puts lives at risk' in Gateshead

Police are carrying out enquiries after two reports of children throwing stones at cars on the A1 in Gateshead.

At 9:38pm on Monday, October 19, police received a report that a stone had been dropped from a footbridge onto the windscreen of a car causing it to smash.

The incident happened at the area near to the Angel of the North while the car was driving on the A1 northbound.

The driver managed to safely pull over to the side of the road.

Around the same time a taxi driver who was driving on the A1 southbound, again near to the Angel of the North, also had an object thrown from a footbridge at his car. It hit and damaged his windscreen.

Again, the driver was able to pull over safely.

Although no one was injured in these incidents this behaviour is extremely dangerous and could put peoples' lives at risk on the roads.

"From our enquiries we think it is children that are doing this and officers are visiting schools in the area today to speak to pupils and identify and take action against those responsible. They face being arrested and having a criminal record. I'd urge people to report anyone they see throwing stones at cars to police and we will take action."

– Gateshead Neighbourhood Inspector Mick Robson

Police appeal for help in finding wanted man

Dylan Walt Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a man wanted on an emergency prison recall.

Dylan Walt, 19, had been staying at an address on Derwentwater Road in Gateshead but recently breached the conditions of his bail.

Police have been carrying out enquiries to locate him and it is believed he may be in the Sunderland area where he used to live.

Now officers are appealing for the public's help in tracking Dylan down and want anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch.

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