Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

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06:35 Car torched on Wallsend driveway Families were evacuated in the middle of the night when a car was set on fire in Wallsend. The blaze at Wilshire Gardens also spread to the adjoining two-storey property. A 27-year-old man was treated by paramedics at the scene for smoke inhalation, but did not attend hospital. The house was left with severe damage, with the groundfloor windows smashed. The property was cordoned off by police while investigations were carried out into the cause of the fire.

06:35 Woman found after Tenerife disappearence A Tyneside woman who went missing on holiday in Tenerife was found. Cassandra Sprawling, 38, was with friends in Playa de las Americas when, at around 1am on Saturday, she left her apartment and went missing. It is thought she went to buy some alcohol at Bad Bob's Bar, which was around 50 metres away. Lesley Sprawling posted on Facebook on Sunday that her sister has now been found. She said: "Just to let everyone know my sister has been found safe and well. "Thank you to everyone for all the messages, shares and help xxx."

07:20 Stand-off with armed police Heavily-armed police were locked in a 12-hour stand-off at a home in Gateshead. Officers carrying machine guns surrounded a house on Carnation Terrace, Whickham, after a man barricaded himself inside. Surrounding streets were cordoned off and residents were ordered to stay indoors after the alarm was raised. It is believed the man was alone and had threatened to hurt himself, with police fearing he had a weapon. In a tense stand-off, armoured cops were stationed in gardens with their aim trained on the top window of the house. A man came out of the house and was arrested at around 7.30pm.

07:56 Chronicle Champions Awards launched The Chronicle Champions Awards 2016 was launched - and the search is on to find unsung heroes from across the North East. …

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