Stone attack on train window 'could have been fatal' warn transport police

The police officer leading an investigation into an attack on a train which left a man injured believes the thugs behind it could have cost the victim his life.
Steven Thompson leaving Sunderland Magistrates Court at an earlier hearing

Man jailed for nearly 12 years for shooting Sunderland teenager in the head

A man has been jailed for nearly 12 years for condemning a teenage boy to a "living nightmare" after shooting him in the head.

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Knife crime rises 14% as downward trend reverses

Knife and gun crime incidents recorded by police rose by more than 10% last year compared with 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
Michael Webster was jailed for dousing his ex-girlfriend in petrol while she slept.

Man jailed for dousing ex-girlfriend with petrol as she slept in her Sunderland home

A man who doused his ex-girlfriend and her home with petrol - sparking a three-hour stand-off with police - has been jailed

Gary Young at an earlier court hearing.

Convicted Sunderland conman given permission to appeal against trial verdict

A builder found guilty of conning the public has been given permission to appeal against his convictions.
A newly issued picture of Alice Ruggles.

Soldier found guilty of murdering former girlfriend by cutting open her neck from ear to ear

A soldier has been jailed for life for stalking his ex-girlfriend, breaking into her flat and cutting her neck open from ear to ear.
Police put a motorbike into a van.

Police hoping to put brakes on motorbike disorder

Police are hoping to put the brakes on rogue bikers causing trouble this spring.

Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley.

Newcastle United ground raided by HMRC over investigation into transfer activities

Newcastle United boss Lee Charnley has been arrested by officials investigating a suspected income tax and national insurance fraud.
A police car at the scene in Kemble Square

Police name victim as they launch Sunderland murder probe

Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a man in Sunderland as murder.
Police have appealed for help after an attack on vehicles at the Hetton Motor Company in Station Road

Appeal after vandals attack cars at Hetton garage

Motorcycle-riding vandals attacked cars at a Hetton garage.

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Newcastle Crown Court.

Man who went 'ballistic' during girlfriend attack avoids jail

A woman's head was cut open by a flying wooden bowl when her boyfriend went "ballistic" during an attack at his home.
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MDMA or ecstasy tablets are among the drugs used at a new wave of student "super" parties, say authorities.

Students warned over rise in number of drug-fuelled 'super' parties

A new wave of drug fuelled student "super" parties held in houses could lead to a "perfect storm" of mass casualties, it has been warned.
Officers will patrol the streets of Fence Houses for a whole shift to nip bother in the bud.

Police team to take to the streets in crackdown on yob behaviour

A day has been set aside by a crime team with the aim of disrupting troublemakers.

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Warning that most identity fraud info can come from Facebook

Most of the personal information needed by fraudsters to steal your identity can be found on your Facebook profile, cyber safety experts have warned

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The assault happened in Market Street, Newcastle. Pic: Google Maps.

Man suffers fractured skull after intervening in couple's row

Police are appealing for information on a city centre assault.

One in six motorists admit illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month. Pic: PA.

A sixth of drivers admit still using mobiles despite tougher penalties

One in six motorists admit to illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month, a study has found.

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Shaun Morrow

Drunk brewery boss caused late-night A1 motorway pile-up as he drove without lights

A drunk brewery worker caused a late-night motorway pile-up when he drove along the A1 with no lights.

Durham County Council's main base at County Hall in Durham.

Meetings start with Durham County Council over next stage of teaching assistant review

Durham County Council have started to hold meetings with headteachers and trade unions to match teaching assistants to a proposed new grading structure.
Flowers left outside a house in Kemble Square, Downhill, where a man was pronounced dead on Saturday night.

Floral tributes left to man who died at Sunderland house

A man who died after suffering ‘significant injuries’ at a house in Sunderland has been named locally as Barry Solomon.

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