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Watch: Chilcot report findings

Bereaved families from the North East have been digesting the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war, seven years after the inquiry began.

The report runs to more than 6000 pages and delivers a scathing verdict on the justification of the war, with former Prime Minister and Sedgefield MP Tony Blair bearing the brunt of the criticism.

Watch the report from our Correspondent Frances Read:

Missing pensioner has been found

Isaec Powell Credit: Northumbria Police

A pensioner who went missing from his home in Newcastle has been found.

Police issued an appeal after Isaec Powell has not been seen since around 11am on Tuesday, July 5, when he left his home in Gosforth.

He has since been found safe and well.

North Tyneside hit and run

A man's been found with serious injuries, lying at the side of the road in Benton in North Tyneside. It happened at around 5.35 am on Wednesday June 29.

The 24 year old is believed to have been involved in a hit and run.

Northumbria Police believe he was hit by a taxi, which may have been involved in a similar incident on Goathland Avenue in Long Benton earlier that morning.

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Diver airlifted to hospital from Seahouses

The diver was airlifted to Hull Credit: @LancasterJane13

A woman is seriously ill after suffering from the bends while diving off the Northumberland coast.

The 49 year old, from Yorkshire, became ill while diving at Seahouses. She was taken by air ambulance to Hull, the nearest hospital with a decompression chamber.

The journey would have taken three hours by ambulance Credit: @LancasterJane13

Scarborough: Teenage girls missing

India Osbourne Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Two 14 year old girls have been reporting missing from home in Scarborough.

India Osbourne was last seen at around 10 pm in the Oxcliff area of Scarborough. She is believed to be with Morgan Buckley who hasn't been seen since 6.30 pm in Cloughton near Scarborough.

India is 5ft 4" with long fair hair, she is wearing blue jeans, a black top, red coat and black adidas trainers.

Morgan is 5ft 7" with very long, straight blond hair and is wearing a green bomber jacket and jeans.

The girls may be with other friends.

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