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BreakingConcern growing for Darlington couple since New Zealand volcano eruption

Concern is growing for a County Durham couple in New Zealand who have not got in touch with family following the devastating volcanic eruption.

Karl and Deb Rakos, who are both in their 50s and from Darlington, are on holiday there and were planning to go on to Australia.

Their family has now confirmed they haven't been in touch since the eruption.

White Island volcano blew yesterday, killing at least six people and leaving more than 30 others in hospital.

Karl's son Mark said: "I've been trying to call my dad since Sunday and now I'm getting quite worried to be honest."

Image of the volcano
AFP

Naheed Khan: Police receive 'crucial information'

Police investigating the murder of a missing Middlesbrough woman say someone has come forward with "crucial information".

Naheed Khan, 43, was reported missing on 12 June 2018, but had not been seen by her family for three weeks before then.

Cleveland Police said they are not able to disclose how they received the new information, or go into specific details, but did say it could be of "real significance" to their investigation.

They are appealing to those who have provided the information last month to come forward again.

Independent charity Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information that leads police to find Naheed Khan’s body.

Naheed Khan
Cleveland Police