Emergency crews are currently working to free a 14-year-old boy who has become trapped in the sand at the southern edge of Budle Bay near Bamburgh in Northumberland.
The Great North Air Ambulance has also been sent to the scene as rescue efforts continue.
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The incident took place on Sunday October 4th close to Marton Road in the town.
71-year-old Robert Howard was in jail at HMP Frankland and was due to give evidence at a re-ordered inquest in Belfast.
The victim, a Leeds woman aged in her fifties, was walking her animal along Bootham in York on Friday evening at around 8pm.