Driver arrested after two die on A19 lorry smash.

A Lorry driver has been arrested following a crash which has killed two people who were traveling on a motorbike on the A19 northbound near Hawthorn Services. Easington, County Durham at 2.45am.

Police confirmed that a 20 year old male and a 21 year old female died at the scene.

The HGV driver aged 51 from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was unhurt. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was held at Peterlee Police Station and released on bail till September 25th.

Police closed both north and southbound carriageway of the A19.

ARRESTED: Geordie Shore Holly Hogan & Vicky Pattison

MTV Geordie Shore cast members Holly Hogan & Vicky Pattison have been arrested following a late night attack on an 18 year old student.

The pair have been held by police over night and released on bail this morning.

It is suspected that the pair attacked an 18 year old college student with a high heeled shoe repeatedly in the face.

The incident is believed to have been recorded by MTV while they were filming the programme.

Fatal motorbike Crash in Seaham

Police are at the scene of an horrific crash which has claimed the life of one motorist this morning.

It is believed a motorbike and lorry have crashed leaving one dead.

The incident happened on the A19 between Easington and Dalton Park leaves both Northbound and Southbound carriageways closed.

More updates throughout the day.

Body found in Norfolk Coast.

A member of the public spotted a dead body floating in the North Sea off the Norfolk Coast

The body was found after 10.30am today.

Police have said "The death is currently being treated as unexplained,"

"Investigations continue and formal identification is still to take place."

The area where the body was found remains cordoned off, he said.

Baby thrown by teen in Newbiggin, Newcastle

A baby has been grabbed from its pram and thrown to the ground by a teenager in Newcastle,

It has been reported the mother of the baby saw someone looking distressed and tried to talk to him, at which point he grabbed the baby.

Luckily the baby only suffered minor injuries.

Child found dead in Wales.

Bodies of adult and child found in Wales

Police are investigation after the bodies of an adult and a child were found at an address in Merthyr Tydfil.

Police found the bodies after they were called to the address this afternoon.

Man held on suspicion of assisting murder suspect.

Police have arrested an man in the hunt for murder suspect Michael Cope.

Greater Manchester Police have confirm one male has been detained, However details of the persons name and location are unknown.

Man held over murder of 84 year old and stabbing of boy 9

Police have today arrested a 26-year-old following the murder of an 84 year old woman and the attempted murder of a boy aged 9 who was playing in a stake park.

Police Officers found the body of a pensioner at her home in Prospect Mount, Shipley, West Yorkshire. Earlier in the day police attended reports of a nine year old boy being attacked with a knife.

The man was arrested at 4.10am this morning in nearby Idle on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

Another 26-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder and three other local men have been arrested over the incident in the skate park, the spokesman added. The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains in a stable condition,

Prison Service release prisoner in error

The Prison Service has released a prisoner in error youth player Courtney Meppen-Walter.

he was was released in error on Monday July 1. police have been informed ensure he is promptly returned to custody.

Family 'devastated' after death of Daughter


Linzi Ashton was brutally murdered in her own home in Salford has been described as a popular woman.

Linzi Ashton aged 25 was found by by police following a call to Westbourne Road in Winton.

Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Shenton said: "Linzi was an extremely popular young woman, whose loss will be keenly felt by many, none more so than her two young children.

"Not only will they have to grow up without their mother, they will do so knowing she was taken from them in the most appalling way.

"Her family are obviously absolutely devastated and we have specially trained officers with them and providing whatever support we can at this dreadful time".


Michael Cope, 28, has been named by police they want to speak to in connection with the murder. He was in a relationship with the mother. During their relationship police were often called to the address.