Racing boat stolen in Sunderland street

Police are hunting theives who stole a boat from its trailer in a Sunderland street.
Frankie Cooper, who died after being stabbed in Newcastle.

Police name man who died after being stabbed in city centre street

The man who died several days after being stabbed in a city centre street has today been named by police.

A Metro train.

'Shameful' thief who stole Sunderland OAP's Christmas money apologises and returns her cash

A thief branded 'shameful' in a police appeal when an elderly woman's Christmas money was stolen on a Metro train in Sunderland has apologised and returned the cash.
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Adam Johnson exchanged more than 800 messages with a teenage girl.

Adam Johnson case used by NSPCC to demand a change in law over child grooming

The NSPCC is calling on the Government to urgently fix a flaw in the law which means grooming children before meeting them is still not illegal.

Kismet street, Southwick. Credit: Google.

Sunderland man charged with perverting the course of justice after alleged bogus burglary claim

A Sunderland man has been charged with perverting the course of justice after allegedly making a bogus burglary report.
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Cheltenham Road. Picture from Google Images.

Teenagers sought after Sunderland burglary

Police are keen to trace a group of youths after a burglary in Sunderland.
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Newbold Avenue. Picture from Google Images.

Woman sexually assaulted in Sunderland - can you help police?

Police have launched an appeal for information after a sexual assault in Sunderland.
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Photos taken by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service while firefighters tackle the blaze in Shotton Colliery.

Arson probe gets under way after disused village pub wrecked in 'suspicious' blaze

Fire service and police experts are beginning an investigation after a former pub building was damaged by fire.
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Pallion junction roadworks

Danger drivers could force closure of major Sunderland road

Reckless motorists endangering themselves and others could force the closure of a city road.

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Peter Scotter is due to be sentenced today.

Sunderland man who abused Muslim woman has sentencing delayed

A man who pulled a niqab off a Muslim woman in a shopping centre and yelled racial abuse has again had his sentencing delayed.
Calvin Mclellan with daughter Masie-Sue.

Anger after yob receives ‘joke’ sentence for leaving South Shields dad in coma

The family of a man who was left in a coma by a ‘one-punch’ attack - and feel they have been let down by the justice system - have been backed by Gazette readers.

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Cyclist Dan King with fellow cyclists have found traps being set to stop them riding at Penshaw Woods.

Mountain bikers raise concerns over cycle course ‘booby traps’

Mountain bikers say a purpose built cycle track on Wearside has been booby trapped and could cause them serious injuries.

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Murder investigation launched by police after man dies following stabbing

A man has died after a stabbing in a busy Newcastle street.

Stephen Charlton who is missing from home.

Police appeal to trace missing Sunderland man

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a Wearside man who is missing from home.

Daniel Thompson from South Shields, who has been jailed for four years and two months for his part in a �4million drugs conspiracy.

Two-year investigation put South Shields drug smuggler behind bars

Police have revealed how they smashed a £4million drugs operation and had a South Shields man jailed for more than four years.


Watch terrifying moments as knifeman threatens shopkeeper during raid

This is the chilling footage of a masked knifeman threatening a terrified shop owner as he stole a large sum of money from a village store.

Shoplifting is on the increase.

Shoplifting is on the rise in Sunderland

Shoplifting is on the increase in Sunderland, a new survey has revealed.

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Daniel Thompson from South Shields, who has been jailed for four years and two months for his part in a �4million drugs conspiracy.

South Shields man jailed for part in £4million drugs plot

A South Tyneside man has been jailed for four years and two months for his part in a £4million drugs plot.

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Sunderland cannabis farm mastermind fails in bid to get sentence reduced

A man caged for "organising and financing" two thriving cannabis farms on Wearside has failed in a bid to get his sentence cut.

The bloodied kitchen knife found by RSPCA inspectors at the allotment.

RSPCA hunt men they suspect of attempting DIY castration of dog

The search is on for three men suspected of intending to carry out DIY surgery on a dog in a County Durham allotment.

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