Police investigate after reports man was seen with knife near Sunderland mosque

Police are investigating after reports emerged that a man with a knife was seen near Sunderland's biggest mosque.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a cyclist in Sunderland.

Cyclist hurt in Sunderland hit-and-run

Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit-and-run involving a car and a cyclist in Sunderland.
Chris Killen at crown court on Wednesday.

Former North-East professional footballer admits sex attack on young woman

A former North-East professional footballer has admitted sexually assaulting a young woman as she slept in her bed.
Michael Humble.

Sunderland man glassed pub reveller in St Valentine's Day attack

A man was glassed in the face after a dancefloor "misunderstanding" led to St Valentine's Day bloodshed.
St Anne's RC Primary School, Sunderland.

Police confirm no threat to youngsters following report of suspicious man outside Sunderland school

Police say there was no criminal activity involved when a man was reported as acting suspiciously outside a Sunderland school.

Darren Trott. Picture issued by Northumbria Police

Young victim of Sunderland caravan pervert Darren Trott tells of drugs and sexual exploitation

A victim of Sunderland sex attacker Darren Trott – who preyed on vulnerable young girls – has spoken of how she struggles to trust people after her ordeal.

South Northumbria Magistrates' Court

Thief ‘spent thousands on cocaine’ after scoring £7k in chance bag theft

A chance theft from a car netted a drug user £7,000 in cash.

Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.

Brussels station evacuated after reported explosion

Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.
Darren Trott

Police praise victims' bravery as 'predatory animal' taken off the streets

Police have praised the bravery of the vulnerable young women preyed on by a sex attacker who used his caravan to commit sickening acts.
The trial is ongoing at Newcastle Crown Court.

David Wilson murder trial: Neighbours heard disturbance on night of grandad's killing

Neighbours saw and heard a disturbance in the street on the night a man was murdered in his home, jurors have heard

The image released by Northumbria Police.

CCTV appeal after attempted armed robbery at Sunderland shop

An appeal has been launched to trace a man following an attempted armed robbery in Sunderland.

A police officer lays some flowers passed over by a member of the public, close to Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, after one man died and eight people were taken to hospital and a person arrested after a rental van struck pedestrians. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

Anti-terror strategy must also focus on far-right extremism, says Shadow Home Secretary

The Government's anti-terror strategy needs to focus on far-right extremism as much as Islamic extremism, the Shadow Home Secretary has said.
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Barclays. Picture by PA

Barclays bank and former boss charged with conspiracy to commit fraud

Barclays and four individuals, including former boss John Varley, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud relating to the bank's emergency fundraising during the financial crisis.

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Penshaw Monument this evening

City landmarks lit up in red, white and blue as Sunderland stands with victims of London terror attack

Penshaw Monument is red, white and blue tonight in solidarity with the people of London after last night's terror attack near Finsbury Park Mosque.

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John and Janet Thompson parents of Jake Thompson at the launch of the launch of the RoadPeace North Eat booklet.  Picture by FRANK REID

Bereaved families back support for loved-ones of road crash victims

A unique guide is set to launch this week to support road crash victims and their families in the North East.

The scene near Finsbury Park mosque this morning

Northumbria Police to step up patrols after London mosque terror attack

Northumbria Police is to step up patrols around places of worship - including mosques - after this morning's terror attack in London.
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Cain Khumato.

Sunderland resident who originally came to UK on holiday is jailed 17 years later for falsifying identity documents

A South African tourist who stayed in the UK for 17 years after arriving on a holiday visa has been jailed for using a false identity document.
David Wilson

Murder victim and boyfriend seemed 'loved up' in days before violent death, court told

A murder victim seemed "loved up" with his boyfriend in the period before his violent death, jurors have heard.
Darren Trott. Picture issued by Northumbria Police

Sex attacker gave young victims legal highs before carrying out sickening acts in his caravan

A pervert gave legal highs to vulnerable teens then carried out sex attacks once the victims were rendered "insensible" in his caravan.
Prosecco Lounge in South Shields.

Police appeal after brick and petrol bomb attack on South Shields pub

Police have launched an appeal after a brick and petrol bomb were thrown into a South Shields pub.

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