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Warning after two Walker house burglaries

Police are appealing for information after two houses were burgled in Walker.

A house in Hyperion Way was broken into on 9 February. The intruders got in through a back door, searched the property and stole items including car keys and a silver daisy bracelet.

A nearby house in Lysander Drive was also targeted. The offender again got into the property via the back of the house and stole jewellery and cash. A Thomas Sabo silver charm bracelet, a pair of Swarovski petal shaped earrings and a Michael Kors silver bracelet were taken.

Enquiries are ongoing.

"We are investigating these two burglaries and would like to appeal to anyone who saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the two areas on Thursday daytime to contact us with any information. If anyone saw a person, or people, checking houses or looking in and around houses then please ring us and let us know.

"We will have officers in the area making enquiries today and also speaking to local residents reminding them about crime prevention and ways to protect their homes.

"Make sure doors are locked, house alarms are used and any suspicious behaviour is reported."

– Inspector Paul Walters

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 899 09/02/17.

Elderly man racially abused by men throwing food

An elderly man has been racially and verbally abused in what police are describing as a hate crime in Newcastle.

The man was walking down Scrogg Road, Walker, when two men, who were with a woman pushing a pushchair, threw food and verbally abused him.

The offenders are described as aged late 20s to early 30s, both wearing hoodies. The women was described as short with dark hair worn in a bun, and was wearing a light coloured body warmer.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Man charged after assault outside Newcastle pub

Police investigating an assault outside a pub in Walker, Newcastle, have charged a man with wounding with intent to commit GBH and violent disorder.

The Fosse Hotel, Walker. Credit: ITV News

Police say an attack happened at around 4.20pm on Thursday, December 8, outside of the Fosse Hotel pub on the Fossway, Walker.

Earlier this week four men were arrested in connection with the incident and in the last 48 hours another seven men were taken into custody.

One man was due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on Saturday.

11 arrested over armed attack in Newcastle

Police in Newcastle have arrested eleven people after a man was attacked by up to a dozen masked men outside a pub in Walker.

The Fosse Hotel. Credit: ITV News

Polcie say that at around 4.20pm on Thursday, December 8, a group of 12 masked men in a white van attacked a man who was standing outside of the Fosse Hotel pub on the Fossway.

They were armed with bats, metal bars, hatchets, knives and ammonia and left the victim hospitalised with a fractured skull and stab wounds.

A female bystander was also injured after being squirted with ammonia and needed hospital treatment.

Earlier this week four men were arrested in connection with the incident and in the last 24 hours another seven men have been taken into custody.

We have been relentless in our pursuit of those involved in this very serious incident and there are no plans to stop now. We are still looking to identify and arrest a number of other people who are believed to be involved in the attack and we have a number of lines of enquiry underway.

"The local community have been fantastic so far in helping us with our investigation and we are continuing to ask for their support. Crimestoppers have increased their cash reward to up to £2,000 for information that comes through to them and helps lead to the arrest and conviction of those involved, and I would urge anyone who can help to ring them as soon as possible.

"By using Crimestoppers then you don't have to give your name or any details and the police will never know who you are, all we are interested in is the information and getting those responsible behind bars and off our streets."

– Superintendent David Felton, Northumbria Police

Man 'squirted with unknown liquid' in Walker

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was 'squirted in the face with an unknown liquid' in Walker.

A 20-year-old man and his friend had left the NE6 Suite in Scrogg Road when they were called over by the front seat passenger of a car who was parked opposite the venue. It happened on 4 December just before 1am.

As the pair got close to the vehicle the passenger reached out of the window and squirted the 20-year-old in the face. The car then drove away.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and anyone with any information into the attack is asked to contact police on 101.

Man left with fractured skull after attack by gang armed with knives and metal bars

The Fosse pub boarded up following the attack. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police are appealing for information after an incident in Walker, Newcastle which left a man with a fractured skull.

It happened outside of The Fosse pub on Fossway at around 4:20pm on Thursday 8th December.

A group of men, thought to be around eight or nine, drove to the pub in a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and and attacked a man who was standing outside the pub.

Officers say they were armed with bats, metal bars and knives. After attacking the man the gang went on to break a number of the pub's windows.

The Fosse pub in Walker, Newcastle. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The men then got back into the van and fled the scene. A gold coloured Range Rover was also seen following the van.

The 30-year-old man injured during the attack is currently in hospital receiving treatment to a stab wound and a fractured skull.

A woman who was also standing outside of the pub was injured during the incident and went to hospital for treatment.

Police believe that those involved in the incident are all known to each other and enquiries are ongoing.

  • Anyone with who saw anything, or who has any information that could help police with the investigation, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 757 09/12/16.

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Man falls from Newcastle flat window

A man fell from a flat window in Walker, Newcastle Credit: ITV

A man has died after falling from the window of a flat in Newcastle.

Police were called to Hexham House in Walker at 9:19am after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man inside a flat. Along with members of his family, officers entered the property to try and speak to the man.

However, while inside the property he fell from the window of the flat.

Officers attempted CPR on the man until paramedics arrived but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed of the incident. Enquiries are ongoing.

Fire in high rise flats in Newcastle

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Fire crews have tackled a fire at a high rise block of flats in Newcastle.

Emergency services were called after 5pm to a fire on the 10th floor of Hexham House, Church Street in the Walker area.

24 firefighters were at the scene and 8 carried out a search of the premises.

Three people were checked over by ambulance teams, and two went to hospital for precautionary treatment.

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