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Man suffers serious injuries in Blyth car crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious head and leg injuries in a car crash in Blyth.

At 6pm on Monday evening a black Ford Transit collided with a 43-year-old man outside the old Fire Station on Cowpen Road.

The man was taken to the RVI by air ambulance where he is in a stable condition.

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Northumbria Police investigate video appearing to show officers confronting man

A video circulated on social media appearing to show a confrontation between 3 Northumbria Police officers and a man is being investigated by the force.

Police say they are aware of the video and confirmed it related to an incident in South Shields on Thursday night. They say they are 'very concerned about what this video appears to show' and are treating it 'very seriously.'

We have been made aware of a video on facebook involving our police officers attending an incident in South Shields last night. We are very concerned about what this video appears to show and would like to assure people we are taking action to identify those concerned and establish exactly what happened.

We are treating this very seriously, we expect our police officers to act with the utmost professionalism and we will take robust positive action against any wrongdoing."

– Northumbria Police

Liam Fee: Full NSPCC statement

The NSPCC has released a statement following the murder of Liam Fee and the sentencing of those responsible.

“Those responsible for Liam’s brutal murder have quite rightly received long jail terms. It is incomprehensible how two people who were meant to look after the children in their care could subject them to such appalling abuse.

“They chose to murder a defenceless child in the most horrific way, abuse other children and shamefully attempted to shift the blame for Liam’s death on to another child.

“Details of the horrendous abuse this couple inflicted on Liam and the other children were shocking to hear and the sentences passed today reflect the brutality of their crimes.

“Fife Child Protection Committee has already begun a Significant Case Review into this case and it is vital that the investigation is carried out thoroughly so action can be taken to prevent other children from suffering as Liam did before his murder, his short life scarred by neglect, abuse and violence.

“The two boys who survived the abuse will need support, stability and love to help them come to terms with their experiences and begin to recover.”

– Matt Forde, Head of Service for NSPCC Scotland

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NSPCC: "This is a horrendous case"

The NSPCC has described the murder of Liam Fee as brutal and appalling.

Nyomi and Rachel Fee, originally of Ryton, Gateshead, were sentenced to 24 and 23.5 years respectively for the murder and ill-treatment of two-year-old Liam Fee.

The sentences are reported to be the longest ever sentences handed to women in Scotland.

Three arrested after South Shield street disturbance

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Three men have been arrested after a disturbance in a South Shields street.

Police were called to Belloc Avenue at around 11.15pm on Monday and found that a number of houses and vehicles in the area had been damaged during the disturbance.

Three men were arrested on offences including affray and assault.

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 quoting reference 1149 04/07/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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