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Police appeal for missing man

Dominic Broadley Credit: Northumbria Police
Dominic Broadley Credit: Northumbria Police
Dominic Broadley Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are continuing to appeal for information to trace a missing Northumberland man.

Dominic Broadley, 36, from the Morpeth area, has not been seen since around 4.45pm on Friday, August 22, when he got out of a family member's car in the Newcastle west area.

He is believed to have used an ATM on September 20, at the Spar at Wolsingham in Weardale, County Durham.

And he has been seen to use ATMs in the Cumbria area, first on September 23 at the village shop at Main Street in Brough, and then again on September 25 at Barclays at Main Street in Sedbergh.

Dominic is described as white, 5 feet 9" tall, slim build, with short mousy brown hair which is unkempt. He was last seen wearing a black jumper, blue jeans, trainers and glasses.

He has connections to Gateshead, Whitley Bay, Sunderland and the Consett areas.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate him.

Officers are appealing for Dominic to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him is asked to call police.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Dominic should contact police on 101, quoting reference 969 22/08/14.

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PCC calls for schools to teach about domestic violence

Vera Baird QC GB Labour MP Redcar Credit: The Labour Party/Press Association Images

The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, is today calling for schools to teach children about domestic violence.

Speaking at an event at Northumbria University, she aims to voice the importance for young people to learn that non-violent relationships are healthy and normal.

Vera Baird is working with the Labour party to propose changes to the national curriculum.

CCTV images released after £200 worth of meat stolen

CCTV image Credit: Northumbria Police

Police investigating a theft of meat from a Northumberland shop have released CCTV of two men they need to speak to.

£200 worth of meat was stolen around 4pm on Tuesday, 29th July at a Co-op at Southend Avenue in Blyth.

Police investigating have released CCTV images of two men they need to speak to who it's believed may be able to help with their enquiries.

CCTV image Credit: Northumbria Police

Newcastle death: man charged with murder

Police investigating the death of a man in Newcastle have charged Danyl Dryden, 23, of no fixed abode, with murder.

Robert James Littlefair, from Whitley Bay, was found with serious head injuries following a disturbance in the Heaton area early on Saturday morning.

Danyl Dryden, 23, of no fixed abode, has been charged with his murder and is due to appear before North Tyneside magistrates on Monday.

Seven other people arrested at the time have been released without further action.

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Police cordon off Heaton street after 'unexplained' death

Police have cordoned off an area of Heaton after a man died following a 'disturbance' in the early hours of this morning.

Police cordon off an area of Plessey Terrace, Heaton. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Extra patrols in Heaton after 'disturbance' early this morning. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Officers were called to Plessey Terrace at around 5am and found a 24-year-old man with injuries.

He died later in hospital.

Police are investigating an 'unexplained' death in Heaton. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Police and NHS to reduce mental health detentions

A new scheme to reduce the number of people being detained under the Mental Health Act is being launched by Northumbria Police and the NHS.

The introduction of the scheme follows a national study which showed that three quarters of people detained under the Act were not mentally ill. A team of police officers will now work with health professionals in Sunderland to improve assessment and diagnosis.

Northumbria Police and the NHS have introduced a Street Triage Team to deal with offenders who may have a mental health problem. Five police officers and four nurses will work together to ensure those who come into contact with the criminal justice system receive an enhanced service.

Police appeal after North Tyneside pub robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a public house was robbed on North Tyneside.

It happened at the Salutation Hotel, on Front Street, Tynemouth, at around 4am on Monday. Three men wearing masks forced their way into the premises and demanded that the occupant opened the safe. The offenders then left with a quantity of cash.

The occupant, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured but left shaken by the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Masked robbers forced their way into the Salutation Hotel in Tynemouth Credit: Bing
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