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Woman savaged by dog in Wearside cemetery

A woman has been seriously hurt after being attacked by a dog in Sunderland.

The woman was walking through the cemetery at Holy Trinity Church in Southwick, onto the path of Northern Way, when she was approached by the Alsation,

The animal was not with anyone, and was not wearing a colar.

It jumped up at the woman, and as she put her hands out to protect herself she suffered serious injuries to both of her hands and required hospital treatment.

The dog ran off down an alleyway between the back of James Street and Southwick Primary school field.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and appealing for the owners of the dog, or anyone with information, to get in contact."

– Northumbria Police Spokesman

Missing Sunderland man

Robert Hutchinson. Credit: Northumbria Police

A man from Sunderland has now been missing for more than a week.

Robert Hutchinson, 56, was last seen on Monday, June 23 by a family member in the Hendon area.

He was reported missing on Thursday, June 26.

He is described as white, 5ft 9 inches tall, stocky build with grey short hair.

He was last seen wearing knee length shorts and a short sleeved checked shirt.

He has an ear piercing in his left ear.

Northumbria Police officers are carrying out enquiries in order to trace Robert and are asking him, or anyone who know's where he is, to get in contact.

Anyone with information should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 410 260614.

Sunderland stabbing: brothers charged with murder

Police investigating the death of a man who was stabbed in Sunderland have tonight charged two brothers with murder.

A 53 year old man was found with a stab wound to his leg on Purley Road, in the Plains Farm area, three weeks ago.

He later died in hospital.

His name has not been released by the police.

Jack Ryan, 21, and Jess Ryan, 24, formerly of Toronto Road in Sunderland, have been charged with murder.

They are both scheduled to appear before magistrates in Sunderland on Tuesday morning.


Call for heroes to be remembered

Families across Sunderland who have lost loved ones in recent military service are being invited to put forward their names to be inscribed on the city's Memorial Wall. The wall on Burdon Road was built as a tribute to Wearside’s fallen service personelle.

Since the formal dedication of the Memorial Wall on Armistice Day 2012, there has been an annual 'roll call' asking for people to put forward names to be inscribed on the wall. This includes people from Sunderland who have died in recent conflicts such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland.

"The Memorial Wall represents what makes our city so special, the community coming forward to support 'Brothers in Arms' and make this lasting monument possible. "If there are additional names that people would like to see on the wall, now is the time to contact the City Council. " We can then look to have those names inscribed for the Remembrance Weekend in November 2014."

– Cllr Harry Trueman, Deputy Leader, Sunderland City Council

Clegg and Cable open new aerospace plant

Clegg and Cable at aerospace plant on Wearside
Nick Clegg and Vince Cable open aerospace plant on Wearside Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Deputy Prime Minister and Business Secretary are on Wearside to open a £100 million aerospace factory.

Nick Clegg and Vince Cable met with engineers at Rolls-Royce in Washington, which will make engine parts for aircraft.

It is hoped the new plant will safeguard hundreds of manufacturing jobs.

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