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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.


Man stabbed in Wallsend

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Wallsend.

Officers were called to reports that a 20-year-old man had been assaulted in the street outside the Premier Shop on Tynemouth Road on May 13.

The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary where he is still receiving treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening and his condition is described as stable.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody helping police with their enquiries. Officers believe the men know each other.

Security guard threatened with knife in Wallsend

Police are appealing for witnesses after a security guard was threatened by a man carrying a knife on North Tyneside.

It happened at 1.15pm on April 29, on Frank Street in Wallsend outside the old Town Hall. The offender took money and made off along High Street East. He is described as white, stocky , wearing grey jogging bottoms, and a dark coloured top.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Wallsend school closed on Monday for Powergrid work

Hadrian Park Primary School, in Wallsend, will be closed to all staff and pupils on Monday, April 20, to allow Northern Powergrid to complete essential work.

The power supply to the local area, including the school, will be disconnected between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Normal school hours will resume on Tuesday, April 21.


Man stabbed in leg

A man has been stabbed in the leg in North Tyneside.

The 27-year-old was taken to hospital after police and the ambulance service were called to an address in Addison Court in Wallsend.

His condition is described as stable and the injury is not believed to be life threatening.

When officers arrived the attacker had already made off from the scene. He is thought to be in his 20s, 5 feet 8" tall and of medium build with short dark hair. He was wearing a hi-vis workman's style jacket and possibly a black woollen hat.

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