Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

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09:00 Great North Run signs are up It might seem like a long way away, but Newcastle is already getting picture perfect for this year's Great North Run.

The famous race signs were being put up on the Tyne Bridge, ready for 2016's recreation of that famous photo of runners panting their way across the river, with the Red Arrows flying overhead. To the amusement of some, the side of the Tyne Bridge was briefly marked simply with the word 'Run' today, before 'Great North' is added. The Great North Run will take place between Newcastle and South Shields on Sunday, September 11.

10:00 Person hit by train A person was struck by a train at Potters Bar, near London, causing some delays to North East trains. All trains in and out of King's Cross were delayed briefly and trains between Newcastle and King's Cross around 9.50am suffered minor delays.

11:06 Man charged with death threats Police said a South Shields man, who appeared in court charged with sending antisemitic death threats to a Labour MP, indicated a guilty plea.

John Nimmo, of Moreland Road, appeared in court charged with sending the messages to Jeremy Corbyn's former shadow minister for mental health Luciana Berger. Nimmo appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court charged with sending letter/communication causing anxiety/distress where an indicated plea of guilty was given. He was remanded in custody.

13:31 Woman attacked with hammer An unprovoked hammer-blow to the back of a woman's head in Jesmond has sparked a police hunt for the bald thug who assaulted her. Details released by police show the horrific assault happened on Shortridge Terrace in the early hours of yesterday when the woman was approached from behind and hit with the weapon.

The victim was taken to hospital. Believed to be around 5ft 7ins tall, the hammer-wielding attacker was wearing a dark T-shirt and dark jeans. …

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