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Police appeal to find missing Newcastle teenager

Jordan Hawthorn Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 15-year-old boy from Newcastle, who is missing.

Jordan Hawthorn was last seen at an address on Airey Terrace in Walker at around 1:20am on 17 June.

He is white, around 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build and with shabby looking medium length hair.

Enquiries to locate him are ongoing but both police and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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Unexploded World War One torpedo found in wreckage near to Roker Pier in Sunderland

An unexploded World War One torpedo has been found in wreckage near to Roker Pier in Sunderland.

It was found around 2:53pm in wreckage in the sea. Northumbria Police and the navy attended and identified the device.

They will carry out a controlled explosion of the torpedo tomorrow morning - Thursday, June 30 - around 9am.

Police are warning residents may hear the noise of the explosion when it is carried out, but other than the sound they do not anticipate any impact on the public.

Man taken to hospital with head injury after assault in Byker

An 18-year-old has been taken to hospital with a head injury after an assault in Byker.

It happened on Tuesday, June 28, after reports of a fight in Kendal Street.

Paramedics were called and the 18-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment. He is currently in a stable condition.

Two men, both aged 20, were arrested on suspicion of wounding and are currently in custody.

At 10:25pm on Tuesday, June 28, we received a report of a fight in Kendal Street.

Officers attended and a man was found with a head injury.

Officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1145 28/06/16.

– Northumbria Police

Windows smashed at Blyth hairdressers

Police have launched an investigation after shop windows were smashed in two separate incidents at a hairdressers in Blyth.

Two men threw stones and smashed the windows of Cutter's hairdressers on Wright Street, between 8:40pm and 8:50pm on June 9.

A brick was then thrown through another window at the shop at 6:50pm on June 10.

The offenders ran off on both occasions.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to Northumbria Police on 101.

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Man charged with possession of imitation firearm after Whickham stand-off

A man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm after a stand-off in Whickham on Monday 20th June.

Armed police closed off nearby streets as they negotiated with the man who had locked himself in a house in Carnation Street in Whickham, Gateshead.

The incident ended at around 7.30pm after the man came out safely.

John Colin Mclean, 34, of Carnation Terrace in Whickham has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear.

He will appear at Gateshead Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 20th July.

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