Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wire Trap Hits Cyclist

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wire Trap Hits Cyclist

Article excerpt

A youth, 17, has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a cyclist was injured by a trip wire.

A 44-year-old cyclist rode into a piece of wire which had been stretched across a footpath in Battle Hill, Wallsend. The teenager has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Rod's night

A MUSICAL based on the songs of Rod Stewart is coming to the North-East this month.

Tonight's The Night, written by comedian Ben Elton and starring Newcastle-born Ryan Molloy, will be at the Sunderland Empire from May 29 to June 3.

Rider hurt

A GERMAN motorcyclist was in a critical but stable condition in hospital yesterday after careering off the road when attempting to overtake a coach.

The 32-year-old was hurt on the A696, half a mile from the junction with the C195 at Knowesgate, Northumberland, on Sunday afternoon when a car came the other way.

He suffered serious head injuries. The road was closed for two-and-a-half hours and police are asking witnesses to call the motor patrols section at Hexham Police on (01661) 872-555, ext 61474. …

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