News in brief
Published at 07:35, Wednesday, 18 September 2013
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after the car she was driving overturned at Tarset.
Police say the 19-year-old was thrown from the Renault Clio’s sunroof in the crash near Ridley Stokoe Farm around 12.30pm on Thursday, August 29.
The Great North Air Ambulance from Penrith was called and the woman was flown to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
THREE fire crews were called to Bardon Mill after a man fell down a riverside embankment in the early hours of the morning.
It is understood he was camping with friends in the area, to the south of the village, when he fell and injured his leg at 4.20am on Saturday, August 31.
The man was located with the help of the search lights from the Northumbria Police helicopter and taken to Newcastle’s RVI with a suspected broken leg.
THE search is on for a vehicle which smashed into the floodlighting unit at Hexham Abbey at the weekend, causing damage estimated at £1,850.
Hexham Town Council is looking for witnesses to the accident in the Market Place which was not captured on the CCTV cameras.
Anyone with any information should contact town clerk Derick Tiffin on (01434) 609575.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.