Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Yesterday in 2 Minutes

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Yesterday in 2 Minutes

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08:50 Conman targeted Gateshead woman An elderly Gateshead woman has been conned out of PS10,000 by a phone fraudster.

A man telephoned the victim and claimed he was from Barclays fraud investigation team, and told her her account was at risk.

The fraudster then said she needed to transfer her money to a "safe" account in order to protect it. He persuaded the victim to go to her bank and transfer the huge sum of money to the fake account. Northumbria Police say that the scam happened some time between February 24 and February 27. They are now urging people not to transfer large sums of money to people they don't know.

08:52 Biker in hospital following fall A motorcyclist who came off his bike on Chillingham Road, Heaton, Newcastle was taken to hospital. Police and ambulance arrived on the scene after the man fell off his motorbike. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and was said to be conscious and breathing.

11:30 One hurt after car overturns in Gateshead One person was taken to hospital after a car overturned on the A1 south exit slip road to the Metrocentre. The slip road was closed to traffic while emergency services were on scene. One person was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the road reopened at around 2.30pm.

11:42 Deported mum breaks silence A mother-of-two deported to Singapore despite being married to a North East man for nearly 30 years has hit out at the government, saying they have treated her like a terrorist. Irene Clennell, 53, the main carer for her County Durham husband John, was placed in an immigration detention centre before being deported to her country of origin on Sunday.

Irene, who was living in Ouston, near Chester-le-Street, and who has two sons and a 10-month-old granddaughter, reportedly had just PS12 in her pocket and no change of clothes when she was removed from Britain. …

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