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A banned driver crashed into a wall and sped off from police down alleyways while riding an off-road bike.
Motor menace David Morrison, who has an appalling record for bad driving, wasn't wearing a crash helmet when he decided to take the bike around streets in Bedlington, Northumberland.
However, the 32-year-old quickly rode off at speed when he realised he'd been spotted by officers and travelled along Rothesay Terrace and Terrier Close and adjoining alleyways.
A court heard that Morrison, who has since been given a prison sentence for dangerous driving after he tried to ram police cars, refused to stop, despite crashing into a wall.
He did manage to flee the scene but was later arrested at his home address in Stokers Buildings, in Bedlington.
Morrison appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court via video link from HMP Durham on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to careless driving, driving with no insurance, riding a bike without a helmet and driving while disqualified.

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A shocked onlooker claims huge groups of mourners gathered for two funeral in Bedlington.
Current Covid-19 rules forbid no more than 30 guests attending a funeral.
However, one local claimed hundreds came to pay their final respects at a pair of recent send-offs at West Lea Cemetery.
"I'm fuming that people think the rules don't apply to them," said the witness, who asked to remain anonymous.
"It may seem heartless to complain about people paying respects but I've lost members of my family during this pandemic who were only allowed six mourners.
"During lockdown I'm playing by the rules and just going out once a day for a walk and I'm used to having to step aside or cross the road to give other people space, but I don't expect to be seeing something akin to crowds coming out of a football match on a regular basis"

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Northumbria Police have praised the bravery of three abuse victims after the paedophile who preyed on them was brought to justice.
Colin William Proctor, 48, has been found guilty of five counts of sexual assault.
The victims, who were schoolchildren at the time, bravely came forward about the abuse which took place over a number of years from 2009.
Police charged Proctor with five counts of sexual assault – but he denied all of the offences.
However, on Wednesday, January 27. a jury at Newcastle Crown Court found him guilty of all five counts.
Proctor, of Melrose Avenue, Bedlington has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing at a later date.

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A haul of drugs disguised as sweets has been seized by police.
Two men have been arrested following two separate discoveries in Bedlington and North Shields, this weekend.

On Saturday, officers from Bedlington Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a warrant at a home on Jubilee Terrace.
They found a haul of what police have described as 'psychoactive substances', packaged like sweets, which were seized along with £1,000 in cash.
Officers also discovered a cannabis farm in a spare room.
Two men, aged 28 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of drug offences. They have since been released under investigation.

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A dad has told how he is still suffering from the effects of Covid nearly a year after contracting the virus.
Dean Dobson, a health worker, did not even know he had the virus when he first started feeling unwell in February last year.
He was sent home from work after becoming dizzy and struggling to breathe. At that time, he was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection.
He continued to struggle with dizziness, breathlessness and exhaustion for months and was told by medics the problem could be vertigo, an ear infection or neurological problems.
However in October Dean, from Bedlington, Northumberland, took a Covid-19 antibody test and it came back positive.
Since then, health professionals have agreed Dean is suffering from long Covid - which is now recognised as the lingering fatigue and illness that plagues sufferers in the aftermath of coronavirus.

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A caring and much-loved great-great-grandmother has enjoyed birthday greetings from over 3,000 people as she turns 100.
Former care assistant Rosie Cochrane entered her second century on January 21 this year.
Although lockdown means the celebration, from her assisted living home in Bedlington, wasn't quite what she might have planned before the pandemic, granddaughter Christine Logan was determined to ensure 'Granny Rosie' was showered with love on her special day.
Northumberland County Council fostering team manager Christine said: “Growing up I would watch her and my mam care for others, and just knew I wanted to do the same.
"She has always put others first and cared for others where she can, be it family, friends or through her work. She is a real inspiration and it is because of her I chose my career path and have also fostered to help others in any way I can.
"It has been a really difficult time not being able to see her. She loves to get her nails and hair done, go shopping and travel. But we know we must do all we can to keep her safe and ourselves right now.

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A speeding danger driver who led police on a chase around residential streets has been jailed.
Keith Wilson panicked when police tried to stop him because he knew he had no licence or insurance.
For 20 minutes he sped around the streets of Bedlington, Northumberland, trying to outrun officers at up to twice the 30mph limit.
Police deployed the force helicopter to keep track of him until he finally gave up, dropped the keys out of the window and stopped.
Now the 23-year-old, of Hollymount Avenue, Bedlington, has been jailed for six months after admitting dangerous driving, failing to stop and having no insurance or licence.
Newcastle Crown Court heard it was just after 7.30pm on Saturday, December 12 that Wilson was spotted by police driving fast in a silver Audi A4.

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A major Northumberland road was closed due to a four-vehicle collision on Wednesday.
Police closed the A189 southbound between Bedlington and Ashington while the vehicles involved were recovered.
Emergency services were called at around 8am to reports of a multi-vehicle crash.
Northumbria Police said no-one is believed to have been seriously injured but paramedics treated three people at the scene.
A spokesperson for the force said: "Shortly before 8am today (Wednesday) we received a report of a four-vehicle collision on the A189 southbound near the Bedlington turn-off.
“Emergency services are currently at the scene but thankfully nobody is believed to have been seriously injured. The road has been closed and a diversion in place as a clean-up operation continues.

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A man has appeared in court accused of attempted murder after a council worked was allegedly attacked while mending a window.
Bradley Fenwick was charged in connection with the incident, which happened in Alnwick on Boxing Day.
The 27-year-old came before South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court last week.
The case was sent to Newcastle Crown Court, where he will appear on January 25.
Mr Fenwick, of Brook Court, in Bedlington, was remanded in custody until his next hearing.
Northumbria Police appealed for witnesses after the incident, which happened on Cedar Grove, at around 10pm.



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