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Man arrested after Prudhoe disturbance

Police have arrested a man following a disturbance in Prudhoe on Sunday, September 20.

Officers received a report of an altercation between two men who knew each other at around 3.30pm. One of the men is thought to have been in possession of a firearm and possibly a knife.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm shortly before 2.00am on Monday, September 21.

The man remains in custody as enquiries and extra police patrols continue

"Residents may have noticed additional officers in Prudhoe on Sunday. These officers were making enquiries into the incident and there to speak to the local community. Searches were carried out and I can reassure residents that a 31-year-old man has now been arrested.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing into the incident and anyone who may have any information to help, please get in touch. It is believed the people involved are all known to each other and there was no threat to the wider public."

– Kevin Oates, Neighbourhood Inspector

Anyone with any information which may help is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 703 20/09/15.

Teenager raped in Prudhoe - appeal for information

Police are investigating a rape in Prudhoe, Northumberland.

At 7.06pm yesterday evening, Wednesday, June 24th, police received a report of a teenager having been assaulted by a man who had approached her on Highfield Lane.

The offender is described as white, pale complexion with brown stubble on his chin, possibly in his mid 30s.

He was wearing a plain black hoody, plain black jogging bottoms, blue Nike air trainers with a bright orange tick. He was also wearing black gloves.

Detectives are keen for any witnesses to get in contact.

It's thought a man was walking three dogs in the area at the time and may be a key witness and officers are keen for him to get in contact.

Specially trained officers are continuing to support the victim.

We're asking for the public to help us in identifying the man who is responsible for this horrific incident and would ask anyone who has information to come forward and speak to us. We recognise this is a concerning incident for the local community and have additional officers in the area, however, I'd like to reassure residents that at the current time we do not believe this is linked to any other incidents of this nature. Officers are continuing to offer support to the victim and will continue to do so throughout the investigation. I really would urge anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant they think it may, to get in contact with us."

– Chief Inspector Steve Readdie, Northumbria Police

Man charged after dog walker killed in Northumberland

A man is due to appear in court charged with death by dangerous driving, after a woman was killed in Northumberland.

64-year-old Kathleen Heslop, from Prudhoe, died after she was hit by a car while walking her dog on the town's outskirts on Saturday night.

26-year-old David Paul Robinson of Woodhead Road in Prudhoe has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to report an accident and several other driving offences.


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