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Police appeal after nine year old girl hit by car

Police are appealing for information after a silver Freelander collided with a 9-year-old girl on Union Street in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred today at around 8:20am. The Freelander initially stopped and the driver spoke to someone at the scene before driving off.

The male driver was described as of stocky build with dark hair and he spoke with a foreign accent.

The girl was taken to James Cook University Hospital with suspected leg injuries but she was later released with minor injuries.

Police would like to speak to the driver of the vehicle.

CCTV released after showers stolen in Berwick

One of the men that police are keen to speak to Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police have released CCTV of two men that they would like to speak to after four showers were stolen from a Homebase branch in Berwick.

At around midday on Saturday October 27th, two men went into Homebase on Northumberland Road in Berwick and picked up four showers worth over seven hundred pounds and then left through a fire exit without paying.

Police are keen to speak to these two men Credit: Northumbria Police

Officers are also keen to trace a white Transit van that was seen in the area.


Appeal after girl involved in Billingham crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 11-year-old girl was involved in a collision with a car in Billingham.

The incident happened just before four o'clock on Tuesday November 29th when a red Volkswagen Polo hit a 11-year-old girl.

The girl, who is also from the Billingham area, suffered a broken arm and a head injury and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees where she is described as being in a comfortable condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have any information, should contact the police on 101.

Police release CCTV of boys throwing objects onto A1

Police are appealing for information after a spate of incidents involving young people throwing objects onto the A1M from a motorway bridge.

CCTV captured two men stood on the bridge at Coxhoe over the motorway throwing various items over the bridge onto passing cars. Objects included a bag of cement and stones. This particular CCTV footage was from November 13th.

Since September of this year there have been a number of similar incidents - one of which resulted in the driver of an HGV being taken to hospital with glass in his eyes.

Police believe that it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured if those responsible are not caught.

The first man that the police are looking for are is 5 foot 10, of skinny build, around 16 years of age and wearing a grey hoody top and jeans.

The second man that the police are trying to track down is 5 foot 2, also of slim build and younger than the other male. He was also wearing a hoody top and jeans. The second male has a small whippet type dog on a lead.

Police believe that these two people may be responsible for other incidents that have happened in the area.

If anyone with any information could please contact DC 157 Steve Gothard at Durham City CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Farmers join search for Graham Roskell

Graham Roskell has been missing since Saturday 3rd October Credit: Police CCTV

The family of missing Graham Roskell have been appealing to local farmers urging them to check outbuildings for any sign of him.

Many local people have joined the search for Mr Roskell, including Gregg Shillabeer who used his paramotor to help search the countryside near Hunsingore from the sky.

Gregg Shillabeer used his paramotor to help with the search for the missing man Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Mr Roskell is described as white, 65-years-old, 5ft 11in tall, with a medium build.

He has greyish white straight hair, and although he was wearing glasses when he was last seen, he does not need them all of the time so may not be wearing them.

When he was reported missing Mr Roskell was wearing black leather lace up shoes, olive green trousers and a cream and green horizontally striped rugby style top.

He was also wearing a black wrist watch, and was carrying a navy blue fleece knee-length dressing gown that was rolled up.

The Find Graham Roskell Facebook page can be accessed from the following link:

Mr Roskell’s family have also set up a website to help the search effort, which can be accessed at

Family of missing man release statement

Graham Roskell was reported missing on Saturday 3 November 2012 when he left Harrogate District Hospital where he was receiving treatment.

He was last seen on CCTV footage leaving the hospital at around 8am.

Police have been searching for him in and around the Harrogate area since he disappeared.

Every police force in the country has been made aware of Mr Roskell’s disappearance in case he has travelled further afield, and his profile is featuring on the Missing People website

Mr Roskell’s family and friends have also been searching for him and have set up a website and Facebook page to raise public awareness, generating outstanding public support.

Hundreds of people have been volunteering their time to help with the search and distribute posters and leaflets.

“Our dad has been missing and not receiving treatment for his condition for over a week now. Every day that passes feels like a year, and we are truly grateful for the help we have had from everyone to help us get this far.

Our family has been torn apart and every member of our family has been out there searching. The searches by the public and the police are also still on going and we would like to thank those people for not giving up hope."

– Roskell Family

“Although farmers, landowners and rural businesses may have already checked their outbuildings and sheltered areas, we are urging those people to regularly check, as he may have moved around, or be unable to respond to people simply calling his name.

There are now over 5000 members on the “Find Graham Roskell” Facebook page, and more are joining every day. It’s not too late to get involved and help in any way you can as we still know that he is out there somewhere.”

– Roskell Family


Appeal to verify possible sighting of missing man

As the search for missing Harrogate man Graham Roskell continues officers are appealing to the public to help verify a potential sighting of him.

Officers are urging this man to come forward so that they can rule him out of their enquiries.

A man aged 60 to 65-years-old, who bore a strong resemblance to Mr Roskell was seen by witnesses walking along the road from Spofforth towards North Deighton between 11am and 11.30am on Saturday 3 November 2012.

"“We need to establish who this man was, so that we can concentrate on other lines of enquiry.

Was this you walking towards North Deighton from Spofforth on the morning of Saturday 3 November 2012? If it wasn’t you do you know who it was?

Please contact the police as soon as possible if you have any information that can assist with the investigation.”

– Acting Sergeant Ed Rogerson, Harrogate Police

Police appeal after assault in Choppington

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Choppington.

Officers received a report at 22:35 on Monday 9 July that a man had been attacked in Gordon Terrace. The man, 19, was taken to hospital and treated for an injury to his ear.

Two men, aged 21 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are in police custody.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

Police appeal after serious collision

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after a car crash in County Durham.

The incident happened at around 01:45 this morning on the B1283 between Sherburn and Gilesgate, close to the junction with the A181.

The emergency services attended the scene including the police helicopter and a man was released from a silver Ford Focus.

He was taken to the James Cook University hospital with serious injuries.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

Appeal for witnesses after teenagers robbed

Police are appealing for witnesses after two boys had their bikes snatched from them in a park in Sunderland.

The boys, 14, were riding their bikes in the skate park in Herrington Country Park on Saturday afternoon (June 23) when two other boys forced them to hand over the bikes.

Officers want to trace the boys, who are described as around 5' 9" tall and of slim build. Both were wearing tracksuits and hooded tops which partially covered their faces and are thought to be around 16 years old.

Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police.

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