Have you seen Jade Harris? Police asking for help to find missing North East woman

Police are asking for help to trace a missing North East woman.

Newcastle Crown Court

Sex attacker used Google Translate to talk to schoolgirl before pouncing, court hears

Two sex attackers took "selfies" with their schoolgirl victims before molesting them in a city public park, a court heard.

Mark Wright

Sunderland burglar strapped 13 wraps of drugs to his privates

A serial burglar was caught with 13 wraps of amphetamine strapped to his private parts when police arrested him for an attempted house raid.
Slee appeared at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

Pervert groped woman in front of her husband and child in Sunderland street

A Sunderland sex pest ruined his victim’s life when he attacked her in broad daylight on a city centre street, a court was told.

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Arson attack victim Brendan Taggart

Sunderland dad says he and son, three, could’ve been killed in arson attack on van

A dad says he and his young son could have been killed after arsonists set fire to a van just yards from where they slept.

Sharon Henderson, with a photo of Nikki Allan.

Petition calls on police to reinvestigate murder of Sunderland schoolgirl Nikki Allan

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Nikki Allan is calling for a full reinvestigation of the crime.

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Stewart Anderson, pictured holding his granddaughter Neve Allcroft, with daughters Kelly Beston, left and Kay Allcroft.

Eight men bailed again over death of Hetton grandfather

Eight men arrested after the death of a Hetton grandad have been rebailed by police.
Damage to Sunderland Illuminations.

Anger over damage to Sunderland Illuminations sculptures

Wearsiders have reacted with anger after sculptures which are part of Sunderland Illuminations were damaged.

Durham Road, Bishop Auckland (Photo: Google)

Couple tied up by raider armed with meat cleaver during County Durham burglary

A couple have been burgled by an armed man in County Durham.
County Durham
Allan Hale has been jailed for six years.

Police condemn dangerous driver Allan Hale as he is jailed over Hebburn dad's death

A senior police officer has hailed the death of a father in a hit-and-run as "one of the worst cases of dangerous driving that I have seen at my time in the force".

The scene of the hit-and-run.

Danger driver jailed for six years over hit-and-run death of Gavin Bolam

A former soldier who killed a devoted South Tyneside dad in a hit-and-run horror smash has been jailed for six years.

Gavin Bolam, from Hebburn.

Motorist admits killing Hebburn dad Gavin Bolam in hit-and-run

A man has admitted killing a devoted dad in a hit-and-run smash.
Appeal after man attacked in Beatty Avenue, Sunderland

Gang leaves victim needing hospital treatment after Sunderland street attack

A police appeal has been launched after a man was attacked by a gang in Sunderland.

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Damage to an alien sculpture at Sunderland Illuminations.

Yobs damage Sunderland Illuminations figures just days after attraction opens

Sculptures at Sunderland’s Illuminations show have been damaged by yobs just hours after the attraction was opened to the public.

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Former Sunderland nightclub boss hit with £1million bill for unpaid taxes and fines

The downfall of a former rave club boss and fugitive would seem complete after he was hit with a bill for over £1 million in unpaid tax and fines.

Michael Watson

Danger driver fled police on three wheels for 10 miles before smashing into a wall

A man who drove for 10 miles on three wheels with sparks and debris flying off his car as police pursued him has been jailed.

Have you been on the snowdog trail?

Police pooches on mission to sniff out yobs who have hurt region’s Snowdogs

Police dogs have been on walkies to sniff out vandals who have 'injured' the Great North Snowdogs.

Gareth Connolly, left, and James Dillon have been jailed for a string of burglaries.

Drug addict pair jailed for spate of Sunderland burglaries

A serial burglar who targeted a shop during a Christmas Day raid has been put behind bars.

Anne and John Darwin.

Ex-wife of canoe death fraudster John Darwin admits 'cruelest possible' act was making children believe their father was dead

The wife of John Darwin has told how she made her weeping children believe their father had died in a canoe accident as part of a six-figure fraud.
The damaged Snowdog near the Customs House in South Shields.

Mindless vandals damage charity Snowdog in South Shields

Vandals have damaged a colourful Snowdog sculpture in South Tyneside which is helping to raise funds for a North East hospice.

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