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Missing Washington woman suffers from dementia

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 84-year-old woman from Washington, who suffers from dementia.

Mary Pharoah from the Harraton area was last seen leaving her home address just before 5pm on Sunday, April 5.

  • She is described as being 5ft 2ins tall, of slim build and with mousey coloured hair.
  • She was last seen wearing a dark purple coat and grey checked trousers.
  • She was also carrying a Waterstones carrier bag.

Ms Pharoah has gone missing in the past and was found in the Chester Le Street area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1207 05/04/15.


Investigations after suspected hate crime in takeaway restaurant

CCTV image of man police believe may have information Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are investigating after a man allegedly racially abused staff and threw a chair across the counter at a Southern Fried Chicken restaurant, in Washington.

Officers have released an image of a man they would like to speak to. It's thought he was in the restaurant on Victoria Road at the time of the offence on Tuesday evening and may have information that can help.


Appeal for witnesses after Washington assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Washington.

The victim suffered facial injuries during the attack at Hylton Court at around 11:51pm on February 7. He was transferred to hospital.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Man needed stitches on his forehead after assault in Washington pub

A man was left needing stitches to his forehead after being assaulted in a Washington pub.

It happened at 12.30am in the early hours of Saturday (20 January) at the Wessington pub.

A 51-year-old man was assaulted and suffered a cut to his forehead. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He has now been bailed as the police continue to investigate.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

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