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`I had row with wife'.

A man missing from home for four weeks has been found safe in another part of the country.

Restaurant owner Barry Wong, of Girvan Close, Stanley, County Durham, was last seen on February 24.

He failed to return home after a night out at a casino in Newcastle. The father-of-two owns a number of takeaways in the county.

On Sunday, he was found at an address in the North-West of England. He told police he had left home after a row with his wife.

Tragic student

THE naked body of a young woman found beside the River Wear near Durham on Sunday has been identified.

Police are not identifying her until they have informed her family in Japan. She was a 21-year-old exchange student studying at the city's university.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Drinker attacked

A MAN's skull was fractured in a savage beating outside a pub.

The 30 year-old left the Royal Hotel on the corner of The Esplanade and Graffenberg Street, Redcar, at 6.30pm on Sunday and was approached by a 5ft 10in white, blond man.

The victim was then beaten unconscious. Last night he was stable at James Cook University Hospital.

Cumbria clue

A WOMAN with depression who has been missing from home in the West Midlands for almost three weeks may be living in Cumbria.

Anne-Marie Cannon, 27, was last seen by her sister near her home in Walsall on March 3.

She has told her mother she is living in a flat in Cumbria and working in a pub. She is 5ft 1in and slim, with blue eyes, a pale complexion and brown, straight, shoulder-length hair. She has a gold ring on the third finger of her left hand. Anyone with information should call (0845) 113-5000.

Skull fractured

A YOUNG woman fractured her skull when her car crashed with a road repair vehicle.

She was driving a Renault Clio north on the A19 in Sunderland at 11.35pm last Friday when it collided with a Mercedes wagon and a Ford Focus car. The 23-year-old, of Houghton, near Sunderland was taken to the city's Royal Hospital.

Train danger

A VANDAL hurled a brick from a footbridge at an Arriva train last night.

It happened north of Killingworth, North Tyneside, at 7pm and smashed glass in a door of the train, travelling from Gateshead MetroCentre to Morpeth, Northumberland. Nobody was hurt.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 23, 2004
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