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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.


Police appeal for witnesses to trace hit-and-run driver

Northumbria Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen a car which hit a pedestrian and her dog late last night in Prudhoe, killing both of them.

"We need the public's help to trace the vehicle involved and we are asking for anyone who witnessed the crash or who was in the area at the time and may have seen the vehicle just before or after the incident to contact us.

"We believe the collision would have caused significant damage to the front of the vehicle so we are also asking people to contact us if they are aware of a vehicle with fresh damage to the front."

– Superintendent Jim Napier, Northumbria Police

Scene of fatal hit and run crash near Prudhoe

Police officers have carried out a fingertip search of the area around which a woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The 64-year-old dog walker was thought to have been crossing the road near Prudhoe Hospital on Saturday evening when she was hit by a car, which did not stop. Her dog also died.

The B3695 near Prudhoe Hospital, where the crash happened on Saturday evening Credit: ITV
Police helicopters circle overhead as the investigation gets underway Credit: ITV

Dog walker killed by hit-and-run driver

A 64-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car while out walking her dog in Prudhoe, Northumberland. The vehicle left the scene without reporting it. Her dog also died.

It happened on the B6395, near Prudhoe Hospital, at 10:25pm on Saturday. Police have set up an incident room to trace the car involved.

Police are trying to trace the vehicle involved in the crash in Prudhoe Credit: ITV
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