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Matthew Jordan: Teesside University tribute

Matthew's friends released this photo of him, which was taken during his trip to the Lake District.

Teesside University has paid tribute to their student Matthew Jordan, whose body was found in Lake Windermere on April 15.

It says whole university community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of the school of social sciences & law student, who went missing on March 27.

Dr Mark Simpson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences & Law, said:

"Matthew came to us from sixth form having made a firm decision to study criminology, as his ambition was to be a member of the police force.

"He was well liked and was described by tutors as being extremely mature in his approach and popular in the group.

"Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time and we want to extend that support to students and the wider university community."

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Beauty pageant ends in punch up

Police were called to the Miss Scarborough beauty contest after a fight broke out when supporters of one of the contestants claimed the competition was a fix.

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Security were kicked, punched and attacked with handbags by a section of the audience when their favourite contestant was eliminated, according to reports.

Some of the horrified young women were said to have wept as glasses flew through the air, and pensioners among the supporters were knocked to the ground in the scrap.

According to the Scarborough News, security stepped in when supporters of one contestant were asked to stop booing.

There were chants of "fix" from a section of the audience at the Flower of May holiday park in Lebberston, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Organiser of the pageant Diane Yalezo declined to comment about the trouble on Saturday night.

But earlier she said she had picked One Moment In Time as the walk-on music for the winner, 18-year-old Jess Gale.

Ms Yalezo told the Yorkshire Post: "Jess should have been able to walk on to that stage and have that one moment but it was totally ruined by that one family."

The Miss Scarborough winner will go on to the Miss England finals in Torquay on June 16.

Money was raised on the night for Martin House Children's Hospice.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called at around 11.45pm on Saturday April12 to the Flower of May holiday park, Lebberston, following reports of a disturbance.

"When officers arrived at around 11.50pm, the situation had calmed down.

"Police have not received any complaints and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident."

Coroner to visit river death woman's family

Emergency services recovered the body of a woman from the Tyne on Tuesday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The coroner in Newcastle is to visit the family of a woman who died in the River Tyne.

Police recovered her body from the river near the Redheugh Bridge on Tuesday after reports that someone had fallen in.

She has not yet been formally identified.

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Today's forecast Credit: Carol Grey

Rather cloudy on Thursday with a little light rain possible, which should clear by the afternoon. Brightening later with a noticeable breeze.

Clear spells Thursday night give a frost risk. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

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