Lee Irving was beaten for days, drugged and dumped by the side of a footpath in June last year
Newcastle's Colback Makes England Squad
Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is among four uncapped players to be called up for England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.
He's part of the new-look 22-man party that will also play Norway in a friendly next month.
The Magpies player has rarely been mentioned as a possible candidate for England duty, but boss Roy Hodgson's hand has been forced by a series of injuries.
Former Sunderland defender Danny Rose has also been called up, despite never making an appearance for the national team.
A team of trained officers will investigate allegations of child abuse at Newcastle United, relating to the 1980s and 1990s
A Gateshead mum, who lost her son in a crash caused by a driver on drink and drugs, is warning others not to drink or drug drive
Police were called to an alley near Poplar Street this morning where a man was found seriously injured
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