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Treacherous Snow Conditions close A66 in both directions

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Cumbria Police have closed the A66 in both directions due to Treacherous Snow causing dangerous road conditions.

Police are urging motorists to travel only if necessary and ask that motorist drive to the conditions. Motorists need to be aware that there is a risk of black ice on the county’s roads so must slow down.

Drivers are asked to avoid the following roads as the snow has created potentially dangerous road conditions:

• M6 – 30mph speed restriction in place between Penrith and Tebay in both directions

• Kirkstone Pass has been closed

• Wrynose Pass and Hardknott Pass is closed

• A66 Eastbound – Closed

• A66 Westbound – Closed

• A5092 – Both ways are blocked. There is queuing traffic between A5084 (Penny Bridge) and A590 (Greenod)

• A686 – Alston has reopened following a two vehicle road traffic collision

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Six men taken to hospital after police pursuit in Norfolk.

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Six men have been taken to hospital after a police pursuit, which started in Norfolk and resulted in a road collision at Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire.

Norfolk Police were called around 9.25pm last night (Wednesday 25 April) following reports of a burglary at an address in Cavell Road in Norwich where the suspect(s) fled from the scene in a black Mercedes C200.

Officers located the suspected vehicle on the A11 heading southbound towards Suffolk. A pursuit continued towards Newmarket, westbound on the A14.

The car subsequently crashed at the junction of the A1304 and A11 at Six Mile Bottom at about 10.35pm.

No other vehicle was involved in the collision.

Six men were taken to hospital with five of those arrested at the scene. Two of the men are currently in Addenbrookes Hospital with serious injuries, two men were taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with serious injuries whilst two other men have since been released from hospital and have now been taken into custody.

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Man charged with malicious wounding following incident at Morrisons supermarket

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A man has been charged with malicious wounding, possession of an offensive weapon and theft after an incident in a Lowestoft supermarket.

The incident took place at Morrisons, on North Quay Retail Park on Sunday 22 April at around 1.35pm.

Police received reports that a male member of staff had been stabbed by a man with a syringe, after the worker had attempted to stop the man.

Officers were immediately despatched and detained a 34-year-old man nearby.

The victim sustained a cut to his hand which required hospital treatment.

Bozlu Miah, of Bramble Green, Lowestoft has been charged with unlawful and malicious wounding and possession of an offensive weapon (syringe) in a public place.

He has also been charged with the theft of five bottles of alcohol.

Miah has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Norwich Crown Court on 22 May 2018.

Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting reference 37/CJ/3154/18.

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Urgent appeal to find Roy Kenworthy aged 88 missing from Killingworth Newcastle

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Police are appealing for information from the public to help find missing man Roy Kenworthy.

Roy is 88 and from the Benton area. He is described as around 5’7”, slim with grey hair and was last seen today (Wednesday) at around 4pm by his wife at the Morrisons store in the Killingworth Shopping Centre.

He was wearing a blue coat with beige trousers.

Officers are continuing their enquiries but are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare as Roy is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Anyone who has seen him or may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 823 250418.

we’ll update the content as soon as Northumbria Police have an update. Make sure you keep an eye on @NorthumbriaPolice on Twitter for timely updates as our team don’t work 247.

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