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Report of firearms incident in West End of Newcastle

Wingrove Gardens Credit: Google Maps

Police are carrying out enquiries into an alleged firearm incident in the West end of Newcastle.

At 11:30pm on Saturday, June 18, police received a report that a man in a black car had been seen in Wingrove Gardens with a firearm.

Armed officers carried out a search of the area, but nothing was found.

Enquiries into the report are continuing, and officers are in the speaking to local residents and carrying out further searches.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Attempted knife-point robbery in Sunderland

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Sunderland.

Around 9:10pm on Friday, June 17, a man entered the Subway sandwich shop in Chester Road armed with a knife.

He threatened the member of staff and demanded money before leaving the store empty handed.

The offender is thought to be white, in his 20s, around 5' 5'' tall and was wearing a black jacket with a grey scarf covering his face. He spoke with a local accent.

Officers believe the incident could be linked to a robbery that happened at the NISA Local store in Hylton Road around 8:45am on Sunday, June 12, where cash was stolen.

The description of the man given after the incident at the NISA store is similar to the one given after the Subway robbery.

Enquiries are ongoing in the area and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 967 17/06/16.


CCTV image released after specialist bike stolen

Police are trying to trace a young man after a specialized mountain bike was stolen from outside the Generator studio in Trafalgar Street at Manors.

It happened at 3:52pm on Friday (May 13)

Enquires are ongoing into the theft - officers have released this image of a man they want to speak to about the incident.

Image of a man police want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bike Credit: Northumbria Police

Man dies after motorcycle hits road sign in Gateshead

Whitehill Drive, Gateshead Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a collision with a road sign in Gateshead. A pillion passenger was also hurt but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The collision happened around 9.25pm on Thursday, June 9, in Whitehill Drive, near the junction with Campion Gardens in Windy Nook. The motorbike left the road and collided with a road sign.

The rider, a 42-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 19-year-old pillion on the bike was also injured, his injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening.

The road was closed for a short time to allow officers to carry out enquiries into the collision.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.


15-year-old headbutted in Sunderland assault

The attack took place Chiswick Road Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in Sunderland.

The incident happened at 6pm on Saturday, June 5, in Chiswick Road in Hylton Castle. Following a confrontation in the street a man headbutted and punched the 15-year-old, who suffered minor injuries.

The offender is described as white, in his 40s, 5'10'' inches tall and with a stocky build. He was wearing a grey t-shirt with an army veteran logo, dark Adidas tracksuit bottoms and trainers. He drove off in a silver 04 registration Audi saloon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

CCTV released of man sought in connection with Ashington criminal damage

Police are attempting trace to trace a man after a criminal damage incident in Ashington.

It happened on Thursday, May 12 at 5.30pm at The Oval Centre on Kelso Gardens, Ashington, when someone damaged the protective glass around a CCTV camera.

They have released the following CCTV image of the man.

Credit: Northumbria Police

Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to contact police on 101.

Woman critical after East Rainton motorcycle crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision yesterday afternoon.

The accident happened between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday evening on Durham Road in East Rainton. For reasons yet to be established the motorbike left the road and collided with the bus stop opposite Green White Mini Spares.

The accident happened near to the Green and White garage in East Rainton Credit: Google Maps

The rider, a woman in her 40s, suffered serious injuries and was been taken to the RVI where she is in a critical condition.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101.

Police appeal for public's help in identifying body found off Northumberland coast

Police are appealing for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found off the Northumberland coast.

At around 7.55am this morning (Sunday) police received a report of a body in the North Sea just off the coast in the Magdalane Fields area of Berwick.

Enquiries are now ongoing to establish his identity and now police are asking for help from the public.

The man is described as white, of medium to large build, in his mid 50s, with grey and brown medium length hair and a grey goatee. He has a prominent gap in his front teeth and has no tattoos or piercings.

He was found wearing a Greenwoods waxed jacket, a blue checked shirt, jeans and black trainers.

Anyone who thinks they know the man, or has any information that might help police identify him, should contact officers on 101 quoting reference 294 15/05/16.

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