Get set for Pokemon Go in free town centre event

Community leaders in Ashington are joining in the latest craze as they organise a Pokemon Go event.

Thursday, 28th July 2016, 6:00 am

Ashington Town Team has invited fans of the location-based augmented reality mobile game along to Wansbeck Square today (Thursday) for some free fun.

As well as capturing Pokemon, there will be the chance to win prizes in a quiz and treasure trail.

The initiative comes as the town team aims to show that Ashington is still ‘open for business’ as it undergoes regeneration, including work to open up Station Road to one-way traffic.

The town team brings together local businesses, community groups and other partners to try to enhance the area as a shopping and leisure destination.

The Pokemon Go event runs from noon.