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Man remains in custody after suspicious death

Police investigating a suspicious death in North Tyneside are continuing to hold a man in custody.

Officers and ambulance staff were called to David Street, Wallsend at 8pm on October 5, following reports that a man had been found with head injuries in the street.

The 39-year-old man was given medical treatment at the scene by ambulance staff and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary where he died.

A 40-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains in custody. Officers are treating this as an isolated incident. It is believed that the victim and the arrested man are known to each other.

"We particularly want to hear from anyone who was in the area of David Street who may have seen or heard anything suspicious earlier that evening. "We have officers in the area carrying out house to house enquiries and we would ask that people stop and speak to these officers if they have any information or any concerns."

– Detective Chief Inspector John Bent

Police investigate suspicious death in Wallsend

Police are investigating following the suspicious death of a North Tyneside man.

Officers and ambulance staff were called an address in Wallsend at 8.05pm on Monday, October 5, following reports of a man, found with head injuries in the street.

The man beleived to be in his 30s, was given medical treatment at the scene and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by ambulance.

He was declared dead a short time later.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

It is believed that the victim and the arrested man are known to each other.


Arrest after two attempted armed robberies in Wallsend

Police investigating two attempted armed robberies in Wallsend have made an arrest.

The first happened at 7.37pm on September 21, at Michael's shop, Churchill Street. A man entered the store and demanded money before threatening staff with a knife and making off empty handed.

The second happened at 9.34pm on September 21, at Hyare News, Park Road, when an offender attempted to steal money.

Officers have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of robbery.

"We would like to reassure people that we have a 29-year-old man in police custody.

"Enquiries into both robberies are ongoing and we appeal for anyone who may have information to help to contact police."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Neil Armsworth

Royal Navy crew to march through Morpeth today

HMS Northumberland. Credit: Ministry of Defence

More than 160 service men and women from the county's adopted warship, HMS Northumberland, will march through the streets of Morpeth today to re-affirm its Right of Freedom of the County of Northumberland.

Musicians from the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland dressed in scarlet tunics, bearskins and kilts will lead an armed guard, colour party and the ship's company through the town.

The parade will start in Coopies Lane at 1.30pm, marching down to Mafeking roundabout and following the A197 down over the Bridge, turning left on to Bridge Street.

The parade will halt outside Morpeth Town Hall for a short ceremony where the scroll awarding the honour of freedom to HMS Northumberland, will be presented to the Commanding Officer, Commander Trish Kohn, Royal Navy.

Temporary road closures will be in place in the immediate area of the parade. The closures will be rolling and once the parade has passed the road will immediately reopen. Spectators are asked to get into the town early to avoid any congestion.

HMS Northumberland, built in Wallsend by Swan Hunter, was first granted its Freedom of Northumberland in 2004.

It is an immensely exciting time for both the Ship's company and I to bring HMS Northumberland back home. Launched on the Tyne, 23 years ago, the Type 23 Frigate has been the backbone of the Naval Service for some 21 years deploying across the world in response to any given tasking, and HMS Northumberland continues to protect us and our country to this day. I know I speak on behalf of the Ship's Company when I say we are very much looking forward to our visit and the program of events across the weekend".

– Commander Trish Kohn, HMS Northumberland

HMS Northumberland is currently berthed at Northumbria Quay, North Shields, and will be open to the public on Saturday 27th June between 11am and 4pm.


Police speaking to residents after Wallsend robbery

Police are appealing for information Credit: ITV News

Police are checking CCTV footage and speaking to residents in an area where a 76 year old woman was knocked unconscious during a robbery. It happened at 11.45pm on Friday in Carville Road, Wallsend. The woman tried to stop one of two men stealing her handbag but was pulled to the ground and injured. A man and woman who were in the area found her and called for an ambulance.

76 year old woman knocked unconscious during robbery

A 76 year old woman was knocked unconscious during a robbery in North Tyneside. She suffered a head injury falling to the ground as two men tried to steal her handbag. It happened in Carville road, Wallsend, at just before midnight on Friday. The woman was taken to hospital and is now recovering at home. Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area.

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.

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