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Thursday, 28 May 2015

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News in brief

POLICE search teams and the force helicopter were called to Newbrough on Tuesday after screams were heard coming from woodland near the village.

Officers received a report from a member of the public just after 7pm that cries for help were heard coming from the Crow Wood area, south of the village.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Officers, with the help of the force helicopter, searched the area but nothing was found.”

The search was repeated on Wednesday morning in the daylight with officers on foot, mounted officers and the dog section.

However, nothing was discovered and the search has been brought to an end.

Anyone with any further information on the incident is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Hexham.

The 40-year-old was found on Rede Avenue with a head injury by officers who were called at 7pm on Monday.

He was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital where his condition is described as serious, but stable.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 1075 17/02/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. He is currently on bail.

TENANT farmers will gather for a presentation on CAP reform at Hexham Auction Mart on Wednesday.

Led by chief executive of the national Tenant Farmers’ Association, George Dunn, the event starts at 7.30pm with a light buffet.

Tenant farmers who wish to attend should call (0118) 930 6130.