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Woman's body found in Stakeford, Northumberland

Police are investigating a woman's death in Northumberland. Credit: ITV News

Police in Northumberland have launched an investigation after the death of a woman in Stakeford, near Ashington.

At 6.48pm on Thursday, November 9, police received a report of concern for a woman at an address in Woodhorn Drive in Stakeford.

Police officers had to force their way into the property, where they then found the body of a woman.

She has been identified as Lisa Alderton, aged 36, from Woodhorn Drive, Stakeford.

A police spokesman said an investigation is ongoing into how the woman died, although there is not believed to have been any third party involvement.

Police appeal: Jogger slapped on the bottom in Stakeford

Police are appealing for information after an assault in Stakeford.

A 36-year-old woman was jogging over Stakeford Bridge on Saturday evening, December 13th, towards the Half Moon pub, when a man approached her and slapped her on the bottom.

The offender has been described as being white, around 5ft 8ins tall, of thin build and with a pale spotty complexion. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top and shell suit type bottoms.

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Man in critical condition after motorbike crash

Police are appealing for information after a man was left in a critical condition following a motorbike crash in Stakeford.

The 28-year-old man was riding a motorbike in the rear lane of Gordon Terrace around 6:10pm on Wednesday 10 July when for reasons yet to be established he came off the bike.

The emergency services were called to the scene and he was taken to the RVI hospital with serious head injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

The rear lane was closed for around three hours to allow officers to investigate and recover the motorbike.

Police have been speaking to locals in Gordon Terrace to see if anyone saw anything at the time of the crash.

Anyone with any information into the collision is being asked to contact police on the 101 number.