Folding bike stolen from Hartlepool home

A bike, which folds up, has been stolen from a house in Hartlepool.

The scene at Lake Avenue  in South Shields

New court date set for South Shields man after homes were evacuated during 'bomb' scare

A man will appear in court next month after dozens of homes in South Tyneside were evacuated following a 'bomb' scare.
Sunderland Airshow.

Drunk teen who ‘accidentally fell on child’ abused police officer on Sunderland Airshow duty

A teenager has appeared in court after she hurled abuse at a police officer when she was drunk at Sunderland Airshow.

After: Ruby.

Dog Ruby’s happy ending after being rescued from horror backyard

A neglected dog found freezing and starving in a Sunderland back yard has found her happy ending with a loving new family.

The Guide Post Inn, Ryhope

Concrete slab used to smash Sunderland pub window after drinks pricing row turns ugly

A drunk punter hurled a concrete slab through the window of a busy pub following an argument over the price of drinks

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Boldon motorcycle accident victim ‘very lucky’ to be alive, says husband

Boldon motorcycle accident victim ‘very lucky’ to be alive, says husband

A Boldon woman is lucky to be alive after being hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road, says her husband.

Convicted hacker reveals how fraudsters can access your online bank accounts

Convicted hacker reveals how fraudsters can access your online bank accounts

A convicted hacker has revealed how fraudsters are gaining information on bank accounts via people’s emails.

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Cash Converters, Blandford Street, Sunderland

Bungling Sunderland shoplifter left his contact details at scene of theft

A bungling thief was caught after stealing a mobile phone from a Sunderland store - because he left his contact details at the scene of the crime.

Hetton Victory Club, Richard Street, Hetton.

Former police officer caught drink-driving after an anonymous tip-off from Hetton club punter

A former police officer was caught drink-driving as a result of an anonymous tip-off from a fellow punter in the club where he was drinking.

Houghton and Hetton
Police want to trace this man over a suspected shoplifting offence.

Police issue CCTV pictures of suspected Co-op shoplifter

Police today issued CCTV images of a man they want to trace over suspected shoplifting in Easington.
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Police and bomb disposal teams at Lake Avenue, Marsden, South Shields.

Man faces charges after 'bomb scare' which saw South Shields street evacuated

A man has been charged with several offences after dozens of homes were evacuated following a bomb scare in a South Shields street.
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Newcastle Crown Court.  Copyright Alan Heardman

Brutal boyfriend took pictures of injuries inflicted on girlfriend during savage attack which went on for days

A mum was beaten, humiliated and photographed by her boyfriend during a brutal assault that went on for days.

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Sarah Newton MP (right) with  Anthony Patterson, Northumbria Police mental health liaison officer, and  Claire Johnson - service manager, with the crisis response and home care team at Hopewood Park.

Sunderland ‘leading way’ in preventing mentally ill harming themselves and others, finds Minister

Sunderland is leading the way in protecting mentally ill people from harming themselves and others, says a senior minister.

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Police and Bomb Disposal teams at Lake Avenue, Marsden, South Shields

Bomb alert update: Man arrested after ‘suspicious items’ spark evacuation of South Shields street

A man has been arrested by police after suspicious items sparked a suspected bomb alert and homes to be evacuated in a South Shields street.

Natalie Cowell and Kimberley Huitson were threatened by a masked raiser in their Sunderland store

'Give me the money or someone is going to get hurt' - Sisters relive terrifying moment masked man tried to rob their Sunderland store

Two sisters threatened in their Sunderland store by a masked man carrying what they thought was a gun have spoken of their shock.
Crown Court

Sunderland pervert caught with indecent child pics on his laptop

A pervert caught with indecent pictures of children on his laptop computer has walked free from court.

Colin Smith

It's a fair cop! Sunderland dealer sold drugs to undercover policewoman - because he found her attractive

A dealer has been put behind bars after selling drugs to an undercover cop - because he thought she was attractive.
McDonald's in Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. Image copyright Google Maps.

A man exposed himself and urinated in front of children in town centre McDonald's

A man is being hunted after he exposed himself before urinating down the side of the counter and on the floor of a busy McDonald's.

Sunderland e-cigs shop offers £2,000 reward to find raider who stole £15,000 of stock

A Sunderland city centre shop has put up a £2,000 reward in the hope of catching a raider who stole £15,000 worth of stock.

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The EOD experts with police.

Controlled explosion carried out after 'suspicious items' are found at South Shields house

Bomb experts have carried out a controlled explosion at a house after a "number of suspicious items" were found inside.
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