Durham teenager charged with Tube station murder

A teenager from Durham has appeared in court, accused of the murder of a man outside a London Tube station.
County Durham
Echo readers have largely backed Northumbria Police.

Police backed by readers as stats show force is improving

Police officers in Sunderland have been backed after statistics showed the force was making improvements.

The offence happened at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Yob jailed for spitting on prosecutor during court hearing

A persistent offender who spat at a court prosecutor has been jailed for 19 days.

Jamie Collins.

Sunderland businessman faces jail after admitting 11 child sex offences

A Sunderland businessman faces jail after admitting to a string of child sex offences.

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court.

'Man with van' convicted after failing to provide assistance in fly-tipping probe

A ‘man with a van’ has been found guilty of failing to provide assistance to a fly-tipping investigation.

A Metro train.

Police make arrest over indecent exposure incident on Sunderland Metro train

Police investigating an indecent exposure incident on a Metro train have made an arrest.

Musto the dog who was mistreated by Kieron Wade.

Man banned from keeping animals after dogs are found in 'disgusting' conditions

A man has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years and given a suspended jail term after dogs he kept were found in "disgusting" conditions.
Holme House Prison.

Woman, 48, smuggled class A drugs into prison

A woman caught smuggling heroin and cocaine into a prison said she was forced into it.

Robber Dylan Walt.

Sunderland robber throttled taxi driver after vodka 'bender'

A passenger choked and robbed a taxi driver after taking a journey he had no money to pay for.
Winton Keenen, Acting Chief Constable of Northumbria Police.

Confidence in Northumbria Police remains high - says latest report

Residents say Northumbria Police is doing a good job as the force continues to put victims first, according to latest statistics.
Chief Inspector Mark Hall.

Sunderland police launch safety campaign for dark nights

Police in Sunderland are urging people to take extra care during the late evenings.

Mark Shaw was killed in December last year.

Mark Shaw's family pay tribute to 'funny, generous and loyal' man as his killers face life in prison

The father of a man found tortured and murdered has said the hatred towards his son's killers is what keeps him going.
Geneva Road, Grindon.

Sunderland attack suspect released by police as victims said to be 'improving'

A man arrested after two people were seriously injured in a Sunderland street attack has been released by police.

Zoe Warren and Kieran Adey.

Evil pair guilty of torture and murder of Mark Shaw

A woman will serve at least 17 years behind bars for the murder of her new boyfriend who was tortured and killed at his home.
Arson attack on charity shop.

Anger as ‘cowardly’ arsonists torch shop which raises thousands for Hartlepool hospice

Hartlepool’s hospice is set to lose thousands of pounds after arsonists torched one it its most popular fundraising shops.

Three raids on business units in Shotton believed to be linked.

Detectives appealing for information about a string of burglaries

Police believe three burglaries in the Shotton area are linked.

From left, Jamie Wyatt, Michael Hughes and Stephen Oliver.

Jury in alleged 'scam tax return' website trial told to put 'strong emotions' to one side

A jury trying four men accused of making millions from an alleged scam tax return website has been told to put their emotions to one side.

Geneva Road, in Grindon, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Arrest made after man and woman are assaulted in Sunderland street attack

A man and a woman are in hospital after they were seriously injured in an assault last night.
A still from the CCTV issued by police, showing horses being ridden up Northumberland Street. Pic: Northumbria Police.

Police release CCTV of horses being ridden through city centre as they appeal to find riders

Police have released CCTV footage of horses being ridden in a city centre - and warned members of the public could be put at risk.

Three in 10 disabled adults reported that they had experienced hostile behaviour motivated by their disability.

Fear of hostility keeps many disabled people from going out, poll reveals

Fear of hostility has stopped nearly one in three disabled people from going out in their local area, according to new research.

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