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Sheep killed by poacher's dog in Northumberland

Police are appealing for information after a suspected poaching incident in Northumberland. Between 5am and 6am on Friday, April 18, a 4x4 vehicle was driven through the gates to a field on a farm south of Riding Mill village.

While on the land a dog attacked and killed a sheep.

It's believed those involved were poaching on the land. Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, anyone who saw suspicious activity or vehicles on the land or who has information about those involved to get in touch with police.

House where bodies found 'owned by nice older couple'

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Neighbours have told ITV Tyne Tees that the house in Washington where two bodies were found was owned by a 'nice older couple.'

Police were called at 10.30am today by a carer. A man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two cars crash on A1

Diversions are in place after two cars crashes on the A1 Western bypass.

The crash happened on the northbound carriageway just past the turn off for Newcastle Airport.

No one is thought to be seriously injured but, the driver of one vehicle has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary to be checked.

Drivers are asked to take an alternative route where possible.

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Police: 'no one else involved' in Washington deaths

Police say they do not suspect anyone following the deaths of two people in Washington.

Police received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.

"This investigation is at an early stage, however, there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the wider community.

"Early indications are that no one else has been involved in these deaths but our enquiries continue to establish exactly what has taken place."

– DCI Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police

Two found dead at Washington house

Police are currently at an address in Washington after a report of the death of two people.

They received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.

Police say a man and woman had been found by a carer who called emergency services. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine how they died.

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