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Man wanted after South Shields nightclub assault

Police appeal to trace Shaun Mason from Jarrow Credit: PA

Police investigating an assault in a South Shields nightclub are appealing for the public's help to trace a man wanted in connection with the assault.

In the early hours of Sunday 18 December a man in his twenties was seriously assaulted and taken to hospital for treatment.

Police are keen to trace 26-year-old Shaun Mason from Jarrow who was in Viva nightclub at the time of the attack.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate him and anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to get in contact with Northumbria Police.

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Shop keeper robbed at knife point in Gateshead

Police are investigating after a member of staff at a shop in Gateshead was robbed at knife point.

It happened at 5:30pm on Sunday (November 27) when a man entered the Partners store in Keir Hardy Avenue in Wardley.

He threatened the staff member before making off with some money.

The suspect is described as:

  • Wearing a grey hooded top
  • Grey jogging bottoms
  • Black scarf covering his face

New Cramlington neighbourhood police base opens

New Cramlington neighbourhood police base Credit: Northumbria Police

Neighbourhood police officers in Cramlington have moved to a new base in Manor Walks Shopping Centre.

The new office in Dudley Lane will be open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. These are the exact same opening hours as the old premises in Forum Way.

Members of the public can call in to report a crime, ask for crime prevention advice, or arrange to meet an officer to discuss any local policing issues.

These new premises are in a busy location which is easy for people to access and best meets the needs of the local community."

– Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Following the re-location, Cramlington police station will be put up for sale and the proceeds from it will be put back into policing.

'We believe you' - Police say no one should suffer in silence after man jailed for abusing young victim

Adam Hann Johnson Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are encouraging victims of sexual abuse to come come forward after a man was sentenced to almost 17 years behind bars for a series of sexual offences.

Adam Hann Johnson of no fixed address was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court after admitting to carrying out the offences on his young victim over a four year period.

The 34-year-old began the abuse in 2012 until earlier this year when she bravely came forward to police.

Detective Sergeant Grant Falconer has praised the victim for her incredible bravery and hopes this will urge other victims to come forward:

No one should suffer in silence and please be assured we will believe you.”

– Detective Sergeant Grant Falconer

DS Falconer said: "I would urge anyone who has been a victim of any sort of abuse, recent or historic, to report it to police or a third party.

"The more positive outcomes we see at court, the more it helps support other victims in reporting sexual offences.

Anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, or has concerns for someone, is asked to contact police on 101.

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