Witch hunters get a special shopping treat

The winners of Morpeth's Newgate Street Witch Hunt competition (left to right-back six) Alison Burford, Claire Douglas, Aiden Coyle, Owen Coyle, Laura Mordy, Heather Robinson-trader from Tip Toes at Newgate Street and (front two children-left to right) Oliver Agnew and Samuel Agnew.
The winners of Morpeth's Newgate Street Witch Hunt competition (left to right-back six) Alison Burford, Claire Douglas, Aiden Coyle, Owen Coyle, Laura Mordy, Heather Robinson-trader from Tip Toes at Newgate Street and (front two children-left to right) Oliver Agnew and Samuel Agnew.
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A FEW lucky children were given a Hallowe’en treat after entering a Morpeth competition.

The Great Newgate Street Witch Hunt, which took place during half-term week, saw 38 shops display a witch doll or image.

Entrants needed to track each one down and note their names on a form. The winners were Aiden and Owen Coyle, Oliver and Samuel Agnew and eight-year-old Lily Spearpoint from Watford, who participated with relatives she was visiting.

Heather Robinson started her Tip Toes Dance Supplies business in Newgate Street earlier this year.

She said: “The witch hunt was a great success as it got children out of the house and joining in with the community. It’s great to see local businesses and residents sticking together during these awful economic times.”

The winners received shopping vouchers, which can be spent in any of the 38 businesses.

Laura Mordy, Oliver and Samuel’s mother, said: “We’re so lucky in Morpeth to have many great independent shops.”