Man who stole £114,000 from mother will now lose his home

A son who was jailed after defrauding his elderly mother out of £114,000 will now also lose his home and personalised car number plate.

He appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.we

Punter settles ‘most expensive bet’ after smashing South Shields bookies’ door

A punter who had barred himself from a bookmaker was left with a £1,359 bill after he smashed the glass front door of the shop.

The hedgehog kicked to death at Dalton Park.

Maximum jail terms for animal cruelty should be increased to five years, say charities

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.
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Michael Fox

Perfume thief escapes being ‘scent’ to jail despite 176 previous crimes

A thief returned to the scene of the crime twice in one day to help himself to £150 worth of perfume.

Dame Vera Baird OC has welcomed news about funding for support for domestic abuse victims.

Hundreds of domestic abuse victims to be helped through cash boost

Refuge bed spaces and support services are to be funded for the victims of domestic abuse in the North East after a funding award of £660,000.

Police have issued a warning about low grade heroin following three deaths on Teesside.

Three deaths linked to 'low grade heroin' as police issue warning over risk

Police are working alongside other organisations to find the supplier of drugs believed to have caused three deaths.

Michelle Hanson

Drunken woman tried to kill herself by starting fire in her home

A woman who set a fire in her terraced house which put her neighbours in “clear danger” has been spared jail.

Liam Botham

Former cricket and rugby star Liam Botham overturns A690 speeding ban

Former cricketer and rugby ace Liam Botham has overturned a road ban for speeding - after an administrative blunder.

Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay Elvis impersonator 230,000 euro for headbutting him in a nightclub. Photo by Press Association.

Ex-Sunderland player Anthony Stokes ordered to pay Elvis impersonator £200,000 after attack

Footballer Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay an Elvis impersonator 230,000 euro for headbutting him in a nightclub.

Princes Street in Ipswich. Image copyright Google Maps.

Seaham boy arrested in investigation into gunpoint robbery

A 14-year-old from Seaham has been arrested after two robberies in Ipswich, one involving a firearm.
Police have arrested 13 people in two days of action on domestic violence across Sunderland and South Tyneside

Arrests in domestic violence crack-down across Sunderland and South Tyneside

Police have arrested 13 people in two days of action on domestic violence across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

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Mowbray Park

Police hunt Sunderland park flasher

Police are hunting a flasher who targeted a woman in a Sunderland park.

Man seriously injured after fork-lift truck accident in Sunderland

A man is in hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after an accident involving a fork-lift truck in Sunderland.
Newcastle Crown Court.

Man jailed after raping two young girls

A man has been jailed for historic sex offences.

Attempted armed robbery at Ford Post Office in Hylton Road.

Men deny attempted armed robbery at Sunderland Post Office

Two men have denied trying to rob a Wearside Post Office with a firearm.

The Sandpiper

Wearside pub ordered to pay £15,000-plus for screening unlicensed Premier League games

A Wearside pub has been ordered to pay at least £15,000 costs for screening unauthorised broadcasts of Premier League football.
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Bradley Lowery's story has touched people around the world.

Woman arrested over alleged abusive message about Bradley Lowery released without charge

A woman has been released without charge after being arrested over the alleged trolling of Bradley Lowery.


Watch masked raider armed with claw hammer terrify staff at Sunderland betting shop

This is moment terrified staff at a Sunderland betting shop were confronted with a masked robber who was armed with a claw hammer.

Stephen Wilson

Mother discovered partner was convicted paedophile when he was caught at airport

A mum found out her partner was a paedophile when airport officials collared him for breach of the sex offenders register at the end of a family holiday.

Teesside Crown Court

Alleged sex assault victim says he was abused by several men in toilets

An alleged victim of child abuse choked back tears as he told a jury how he was abused by several men in public toilets in Hartlepool.
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