Four teenagers arrested after alleged anti-social behaviour in Sunderland community

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in a Sunderland community.
The former Medomsley Detention Centre.

Seven men due in court over Medomsley abuse inquiry

Seven men have been summonsed to court in relation to allegations into abuse of young men at a detention centre.
The A195 in Washington. Copyright Google Maps.

Disabled man robbed of cash while on mobility scooter

A disabled man was robbed of money while out on his mobility scooter.
Margot was found in an emaciated state

Sunderland woman ‘allowed dog to starve in front of children’

A woman who allowed her dog to starve in the presence of her children claimed she "loves" the family pet.

The rubbish at Cleadon Hills

Call for cameras and warden patrols to stop fly-tipping at Cleadon Hills

A dog walker has renewed calls for more to be done to stop fly-tippers from dumping rubbish at a popular beauty spot.


This is what you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.
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Hospice shop fire.

Arson attack on charity shop leaves hospice £24,000 out of pocket

Staff and management at Alice House Hospice say they are saddened to report that their Horden charity shop suffered a devastating fire in October, resulting in the closure of the shop and the loss of its entire stock.


'Christmas 2017 set to be the most fraudulent on record,' warns bank

Barclays bank are warning shoppers to be extra cautious when buying gifts online after new data revealed that this Christmas looks set to be the most fraudulent on record.

Sunderland man caught with heroin after clocking up drug debts

A man caught with heroin became involved with the drug in order to settle his cannabis debts, a court heard.

Those who deal in heroin to feed their own habit could avoid going before a court if they agree to take a four-month course under the scheme backed by Durham Constabulary.

Your views on controversial plan to divert drug addicts who deal from prosecution into treatment

People are divided over a police chief's scheme which will see drug addicts who sell heroin to others get the chance to avoid prosecution by taking a course.
The car was sold for �155,250.

Car implicated in infamous North East murder sold for more than £150,000

A car implicated in one of the North East’s most infamous murders has been sold for more than £150,000.


Stolen car embedded in side of Sunderland house after crash

Police are hunting a runaway driver after a stolen car was left embedded in the side of a house.

Durham Police chief constable Mike Barton.

Addicts who deal heroin and cocaine to fund their drug use may not face court under new scheme

Drug addicts who sell heroin to other users will not face prosecution under a new scheme, a police chief has said.
The case was heard at Newcastle Crown Court.

Perverted driving instructor snared by paedophile hunters while his wife was working nightshift

A driving instructor who sneaked out to meet up with a 14-year-old girl while his wife was working nightshift has been snared by paedophile hunters.

James Dillon

'Sad and depressed' Sunderland shop owner feels like selling up after repeated raids on family business of 50 years

A sickened store owner is considering selling a business that has been in her family for half a century after becoming a repeated target for criminals.

The Lidl store in Durham Road, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Suspected arson attack on cash machine at Sunderland supermarket

Police have launched an investigation after a suspected arson attack on cash machine at a Sunderland supermarket.

Mobile speed cameras are being used on the Felling Bypass where roadworks are ongoing

New speed cameras on Felling Bypass to stop motorists breaking 30mph limit through roadworks

Mobile speed cameras will be going live on the Felling Bypass today to curb drivers going too fast through ongoing roadworks.

David Basrai suffered serious injuries in the attack

Can you help solve six-year crime mystery after shopkeeper savagely attacked on 'Children In Need' night in attempted shop robbery?

Detectives have issued a fresh appeal for help to catch armed raiders on the sixth anniversary of an attempted shop robbery in which a shopkeeper was seriously injured.

Rebecca Cullerton

Jail warning for Sunderland woman who failed to protect cat from attack which left pet with ‘life-ending injuries’ before it had to be put down

A Sunderland woman who failed to protect her cat from a savage attack – leaving it with multiple ‘life-ending injuries’ before it had to be put down – has been warned she faces jail.


Buses diverted away from town centre after anti-social behaviour from yobs

Buses have had to be diverted away from a busy town centre after yobs caused misery for drivers and passengers.

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