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Two men wanted after woman and child approached on bus

Police want to trace these two men in connection with the incident on a bus in Newcastle Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police are appealing for information after a woman and child were approached by two men on a bus in Newcastle.

It happened on Thursday 7 May and police have released CCTV pictures of two men they want to speak to.

The men made abusive comments which made the woman and child feel threatened. They reported it to the driver, who ordered the men off the bus.

It is believed the pair may be from, or have links to, the Cowgate area. Anyone who recognises them is asked to contact the police.


Vigil to be held for cow shot dead by police

'Bessie' was shot by police Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A candlelit vigil will take place tonight to remember a cow shot dead by police in Wallsend.

A Facebook page set up to remember 'Bessie' - who was given the name after her death - already has more than 6,000 'likes'.

Police shot dead the escaped cow following a massive operation involving armed officers and a helicopter.

The cow was one of three to escape from a farm in Wallsend on Sunday 17 May.

Now a Facebook page called RIP Wallsend Cow is attracting followers from across the country.

They're being urged to "Light a Candle for Bessie' at 6.30pm in Wallsend tonight.


Posters go to help find missing man

Colin Pine has been missing since December 21 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The family of a man who has been missing since last weekend has been posters in the area where he was last seen.

Colin Pine, 55, of Ennerdale in Albany, Washington, failed to return home after going out to watch the Tyne-Wear derby on December 21.

He was reported missing in the early hours of December 22.

He watched the match at The Swan in Felling, where he was until Sunday evening.

Man dies in three-car crash

A man died following a collision on the Southbound A1 near Scotch Corner.

The man, 72, from Darlington, was travelling with two other people in a red Ford Focus when the accident happened.

The two other occupants of the car were uninjured.

Two other cars - a Silver Peugeot 206 and a Black Nissan Qashqai - were involved in the collision. None of the occupants of either cars were injured.

The incident happened at around 7.40am on Boxing Day at junction 56 between Barton and Scotch Corner. Police are asking anyone who saw the red Ford Focus prior to the incident to contact them on 101.

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