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Shot fired by gunman in attempted armed robbery at Post Office in Sunderland

Police are hunting a gunman and his accomplice after a shot was fired during an attempted armed robbery at a Post Office in Sunderland
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South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Man in court after woman's face slashed in alleged attack

A man has appeared in court after a woman suffered slash wounds to her face.

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Sam Miller targeted Metro staff

Man attacked Metro ticket inspector’s home after she threw him off train

A man who started an online campaign to "sort out the metro" before targeting two of its staff members has been jailed.

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The bag theft happened on the Metro line between Pallion and Park Lane, in Sunderland city centre.

Sunderland OAP thanks strangers for donations after Metro Christmas cash theft agony

A Sunderland pensioner gifted cash by strangers after thieves ransacked her bag and stole money she had saved to buy Christmas presents has donated the funds to charity.

Sunderland
Stock picture of a cat mask. Not the one used in the incident.

Ex-girlfriend wore cat mask and pyjamas for toy weapon drive-by attack in Toyota Yaris

A furious ex-girlfriend wore a cat mask and fired a toy gun into the street during an angry confrontation with her former boyfriend.

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Darren Hargrave

Danger driver sped along footpath in van after ‘panicking’

A danger driver caused a public risk when he travelled 300m along a pedestrian footpath in a van.

Sunderland
New Durham Police recruit PD Becky. Credit: Durham Constabulary.

Adorable brother and sister crime fighting team join police force

Meet Becky and Jackson - the brother-and-sister team set to sniff out North East criminals.

County Durham
South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Man due in court after woman slashed in attack

A woman needed hospital treatment after being slashed across the face in an early morning attack.

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Car stolen in a burglary in Hartlepool has been recovered by police

Three arrested after burglary in Hartlepool

Three suspected car thieves have been stopped in their tracks by police.
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Karl Bennett, 17, who died in a car accident on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

‘No charges pending’ over Karl Bennett road crash death

No one is to face charges in connection with a crash which claimed the life of a promising apprentice.

Houghton and Hetton
B&M in Houghton

Callous thief stole 14-year-old boy’s bike in middle of school holidays

A callous thief left a 14-year-old boy without any transport after stealing his bike in the middle of the school holidays.

Sunderland
Charles Street in Boldon Colliery.

Police investigate early-hours assault in street

An investigation has been launched following an assault in Boldon Colliery.

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Station Road in East Bolden where a pensioner was hit by a car.

Pensioner hit by car in East Boldon is in ‘serious’ condition

A pensioner who was hit by a car is in a ‘serious’ condition.

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One woman has been taken to hospital following an incident at East Boldon Metro Station.

Woman in hospital after being hit by car near East Boldon Metro Station

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital with 'potentially life threatening' injuries after being hit by a car.
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Durham

Student accused of raping drunken woman after house part will not face retrial

A student accused of raping a drunken undergraduate has been told he will not face a retrial.

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Neil Monck

‘Lunatic’ driver ploughed into two young girls after racing on Sunderland street

Two "racing" motorists have been put behind bars after a ten-year-old girl was left in hospital after being hit by one of their cars.

Sunderland
Mark Hardy leaves Sunderland Magistrates Court wearing a mask after an earlier court appearance

Trusted Sunderland bar manager stole more than £20k from city centre pub

A trusted bar manager who stole more than £20,000 from his city centre pub has been spared jail.
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Warning over animal charity scam

Fraud and cybercrime experts are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to animal welfare charities overseas that do not exist.

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Norma Bell

Norma Bell murder accused tried to destroy evidence in gas explosion at victim's home, court told

A penniless thief murdered a widow who had fostered more than 50 children then tried to destroy the evidence in an explosion, a court has heard.
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Burglars pour bleach into kettle and family home in sick attack

Police are appealing for information after a family home was completely vandalised earlier this week.
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