Police are currently dealing with a crash on the southbound A19 between Sunderland and Washington.
Officers received reports of the collision, at the junction between the A19 and the A1231, just before midday today. Police are currently at the scene.
The incident is causing significant disruption to motorists in the area.
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.
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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.
One lane is blocked due to an accident on A1(M) northbound between J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street) and J64 A195 (Washington).
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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