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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.

Police investigate Sunderland carjacking

Durham Road in Sunderland Credit: ITV News

Police have launched an investigation after a man threatened drivers and stole a car in Sunderland on Saturday.

At around 6:44pm, a man who was standing in the middle of the road, on Durham Road, caused a number of vehicles to stop.

After threatening the drivers of two cars who then drove off, he threatened the driver and passenger of a third car.

They got out and the man made off with the vehicle.

A silver Ford Focus was found damaged and abandoned nearby in Exeter Street. The driver and passenger of the focus were left shaken but uninjured.

The offender is described as being in his 20s, around 6ft tall and had a slim face. He was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit top.

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


Man found unconscious in Sunderland street

Police are appealing for information after a man was found unconscious in the street in Sunderland.

The man, aged 42, was found in Wilson Street, near the corner of Washington Street, Millfield, in the early hours of this morning.

He was taken to hospital where he is currently in a serious but stable condition.

It is not known how the man suffered his injuries and whether he fell or was assaulted.

Police arrest seven in Ashington raids

Police in Ashington have arrested seven people in a second phase of early morning raids.

Officers carried out a second strike at six addresses in the town yesterday morning following on from a series of early morning raids on Monday.

This latest activity forms part of Operation Community Pride - a three week campaign tackling everything from suspected supply of Class A drugs through to dealing with rogue landlords, nuisance tenants, anti-social behaviour, littering, dog fouling, illegal money lending, vulnerability and domestic violence.

One man aged 46, two men aged 27, two men aged 24, one man aged 22 and a woman aged 43 were arrested on suspicion of possession and conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs.

A quantity of Class-A drugs were seized along with cash, mobile phones and laptops, all of which will be analysed by police.

"These warrants follow on from raids carried out at the break of dawn on Monday where five people were charged with conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs.

"All of this activity forms just a small part of Operation Community Pride and should send a clear message to those suspected of being involved in the supply of Class-A drugs that our activity is relentless and demonstrates our commitment to removing drugs from the hands of suspected criminals and stopping them being supplied in Ashington.

"With the public's help, we can make sure we target those involved in crime at all levels - information will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence."

– Chief Inspector Jamie Pitt, of Northern Area Command,


Man arrested after woman found dead in Newcastle

Northumbria Police Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 45-year-old woman in Newcastle.

At 9:15pm on Friday, October 2, officers were called to an address in Fordmoss Walk in West Denton, following reports of a break-in.

They found the body of a 45-year-old woman inside the address, and are treating her death as suspicious.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

It is believed that the victim and the arrested man are known to each other.

Police officers are in the area making enquiries today, and will be speaking to residents and carrying out reassurance patrols.

The address has been cordoned off by police while the investigation continues.

Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Fordmoss Walk area on Friday, to contact them.

Image released in rape investigation

Northumbria Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after a rape in Newcastle.

Between 2am and 3am on Sunday, September 20, a woman had been out drinking in Newcastle when she was raped in the Byker area.

Police want to speak to this man Credit: Northumbria Police

Officers have carried out enquiries and have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to about the incident.

He was in the area at the time of the incident and might be able to help with enquiries.

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