Sunderland fans 'feared for their safety' at West Ham's London Stadium

Sunderland fans had to run a gauntlet of threats and intimidation as they left the London Stadium after their last-gasp 1-0 defeat yesterday by West Ham United, it has been claimed.
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Prisoner death: Serious concerns over female inmate found hanged after giving birth

The coroner at an inquest into the death of a prisoner found hanged in her cell days after she gave birth said the hearing had revealed "a series of very serious matters".

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Jodie Wilkinson.

Man charged with murder of woman who was stabbed to death in street

Police investigating the murder of Jodie Wilkinson have today charged a man with her murder.

A home in High Street, Easington Lane, was raided on Tuesday.

Five arrested in human trafficking probe which saw Houghton home raided

Five people have been charged as part of an anti-slavery operation which included a raid on a home in Houghton earlier this week.

Norman appeared at Newcastle Crown Court.

Serial flasher jailed after exposing himself on late night buses

A serial flasher had been put behind bars for exposing himself to lone women on late night buses.
Steven McCarthy thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl at Alnwick bus station.

Dark Justice snared internet pervert who thought he was meeting girl, 13, for sex

An internet pervert who turned up to meet a 13-year-old girl he had chatted to online found himself confronted by paedophile hunters.

For sale: The mansion in Castle Eden (Photo: Fine & Country)

Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson slashes price of mansion

Footballer Adam Johnson has slashed the cost of his mansion by £150,000 while he carries on serving time behind bars.
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Jodie WIlkinson.

Three teenagers released on bail in Jodie Wilkinson murder investigation

Three teenagers have released on bail in the murder investigation into the death of a North East woman.

Eric Wilkinson has hit out at thieves who targeted his family at such a low moment.

Family’s fury as heartless thieves steal sentimental items from late Sunderland great-grandmother’s garden

A grieving family has been left furious after sentimental items belonging to a late great-grandmother were stolen – before her funeral had even taken place.

The B&Q store, Trimdon Street, Deptford, Sunderland.

Prolific shoplifter jailed after being convicted of theft 121 times

A prolific shoplifter has been jailed after being convicted of theft for the 121st time.

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Nigel Farrow worked at M&S for 27 years

M&S executive sacked after exposing his private parts to colleagues for 'banter' over 16-year period

A Marks and Spencers executive who exposed his private parts to colleagues for "banter" has been given a suspended prison term.

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Yob choked girlfriend in row after dog urinated on rug

A brute choked and bit his girlfriend when a boxing day row broke out over dog urine on a rug.

Some of the fake items sold by Anthony Ayre included designer handbags and Sunderland tops.

County Durham man in court for selling 'dodgy boxes' on social media

A County Durham man has been handed a suspended prison sentence for selling illegal goods on social media.
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Illegal tobacco seized in Seaham raids.

Two arrested after 18,000 suspected illegal cigarettes are seized in dawn raids

Two people have been arrested and more than 18,000 suspected illicit cigarettes seized following dawn raids in County Durham.

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Paul Smith.

Hunt for wanted Sunderland man missing while on bail

Police are appealing for information to locate a wanted man who has gone missing while on bail.

St James' Park. Pic: PA.

Police praise Newcastle fans for their 'impeccable behaviour' at home game

Northumbria Police have praised football fans in Newcastle for their impeccable behaviour at the home game last weekend.
Newcastle United 1 were forced to divert a Tenerife-Newcastle flight to Ireland because of Sunderland passenger Claire Sanderson.

Revealed: How much court awarded airline after 'aggressive and abusive' Sunderland passenger forced holiday flight to be diverted to Ireland

A Sunderland holidaymaker whose 'aggressive and abusive' behaviour forced a New Year's Day flight to divert to Ireland has been forced to pay compensation to a major airline.
Hang up on fraud, people have been urged.

Fradusters targeting people in Durham in iTunes scam, reveal police

Fraudsters pretending to be from HMRC are targeting people in an iTunes scam, according to police.

Ricky Elliott

That's an expensive chocolate bar! Sunderland burglar faces threat of three years in jail after stealing sweets worth £1

A hungry burglar who helped himself to £1 worth of chocolate from a fridge during a flat raid is facing three years behind bars.
Kings Meadow. Image courtesy of Google.

Police investigating schoolgirl stranger incident say ‘no crime committed’

Police have investigated a report of a man approaching a girl as she walked to school and found no offences have been committed.

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