Live updates

Further appeal to find missing Sunderland girl

Gail Huggins and her daughter India Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have made a further appeal to trace a missing teenage girl from Sunderland.

Officers now believe the girl to be with her mother.

Last week officers appealed for help to trace 17-year-old India Huggins who went missing from her home on Hadrian Street on Thursday 14 September.

It was thought that India - who needs a wheelchair to move around - was in the company of an older woman.

Police now believe that the woman in question is India's mother Gail Huggins, 50, who is believed to be missing with India.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for India's welfare and need to speak to both her and Gail to make sure they're okay.

India is described as:

  • White
  • 5ft3in
  • Mousey coloured, shoulder length hair

India's mother, Gail, is described as:

  • White
  • 5ft2in tall
  • long straight brown and dark red hair
  • brown eyes

India, Gail, or anyone who knows their whereabouts is asked to contact police.


Man in a critical condition after Sunderland assault

The Bridges Credit: Google

A man has been charged with assault after another man was attacked in Sunderland city centre.

The assault happened on Sunday 3 September between 9.15pm and 9.45pm near to the entrance of Debenham's car park at The Bridges Shopping Centre.

A 53-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries where his condition remains critical.

Keith Ramshaw, 37, of Bournemouth Parade, Hebburn has been charged with assault.

Three other people who were arrested, one man and two women, have been released on police bail.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and asking anyone with information to contact Northumbria Police.


Police appealing for witnesses after a spate of burglaries in Blyth

Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses following two house burglaries in Blyth, Northumberland.

Both took place around 2.30 in the early hours of Saturday, August 26.

One in Walsham Close where thieves gained entry via a rear door and stole property including keys to a car, they drove off in, jewellery, cash, wallet, perfume and mobile phones.

The stolen car was recovered nearby.

A second burglary took place in a neighbouring street in Druridge Drive and was discovered a short time later.

Thieves gained and stole property including cash, mobile phone and jewellery, before leaving.

Police are appealing for witnesses to either crime.

Load more updates