41-year-old Nicola Ross was found unconscious in an address in Oxclose, Washington, on MondayRead the full story ›
A woman has died after being found unconscious in the Washington area.
Emergency services received a report for a concern for female at 12.15pm on Monday. The 41-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say at this stage her death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing surrounding the circumstances of the incident.
Police are keen to ensure Martina Zielenskav is safe and well and are now appealing for her to get in touch with officers.Read the full story ›
The pictures have been released by police as a warning of the dangers of children playing near busy roads.Read the full story ›
Four people have been warned about motorbike disorder in the past two weeks as police continue to crackdown on the issue.Read the full story ›
An exhibition of work created by people living with early onset dementia and their carers living in the region opens to the public today.Read the full story ›
Fire safety teams to increase awareness following a fire at a former soft play centre in Washington.Read the full story ›
The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that crews from Washington and Birtley were called to Washington to put out a house fire. There are no reported injuries.
WWT Washington Wetland Centre has seen four otter cubs born, becoming the latest cubs to offer vital support to the vulnerable species.Read the full story ›
Officers are continuing to investigate a report of rape in Washington.
Chief Superintendent Ged Noble said:
Dealing with rape or any sexual offence is incredibly sensitive and hugely distressing for the victim and often it can take time to fully establish the facts around what has happened.
Throughout yesterday and today we have been carrying out further enquiries and we are continuing to work closely with the victim to gather as much information as possible using specially trained officers to ensure she has all of the support she needs.
I completely understand that the local community will be very concerned about this incident and I can assure them that extra police patrols will continue to be in the area.
We take reports of rape and sexual offences incredibly seriously and will always carry out a full and thorough investigation and ensure victims are supported by specially trained officers and we always encourage victims to come forward and report incidents to us.