Bus driver blames mechanical failure for crash which killed pensioner

A bus driver accused of causing the death of a pensioner blames mechanical failure for the crash, a court heard.

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Victim Tony Stokoe and his wife Marie.

Widow's heartache as danger driver is jailed for six years for killing her husband

A widow has spoken of her devastation at losing her husband who was killed by a danger driver.
Police dog Zeeke with his handler, Pc Vicky Lott. Pic: Northumbria Police.

Injured police dog Zeeke is back on the beat after crashing through a glass door

A brave police dog has returned to work after he injured himself running through a glass door trying to catch a burglar.

The pair used credit cards which were already 'maxed out' to buy large amounts of duty free goods.

Pair spared jail after admitting conning airlines in mid-air duty free scam

Two fraudulent flyers have been spared jail over a cunning mid-air credit card scam.

Ali Shahad

Asylum seeker sexually assaulted woman while she urinated in Sunderland alleyway

An asylum seeker has been warned he could face jail after he sexually assaulted a young woman in a back alley in Sunderland city centre after a night out.

Police on the scene following the attempted robbery.

UPDATE: Men appear in court charged with attempted raid on Sunderland Post Office

Two men have appeared in court charged with an attempted robbery at a Wearside Post Office.

Eight out of every 100 people have been victims of fraud.

Fraud is most common crime, with one in 10 falling victim

Fraud is now by far the most commonly perpetrated crime - with nearly one in 10 adults falling victim to scams.

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The collision happened on Scotswood Road in Newcastle. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man dies as car overturns in late night collision

A 25-year-old man has died after the car he was in crashed into a parked vehicle and overturned.

Newcastle Gateshead
David Roberts

Fugitive left trail of 'mayhem and injury' during Sunderland city centre police chase

A fugitive left a trail of "mayhem and injury" when he smashed into two cars while fleeing from police during a city centre chase.

The Esso service station off Durham Road in Sunderland.

Man arrested in connection with Sunderland petrol station robbery

A man has been arrested in connection with a raid on a Sunderland petrol station in which cash and cigarettes were taken.

The new smart phones being used by Northumbria Police.

New smart phones enable police officers to record crime on the go

Policing has changed forever after officers are allocated smart phones which allow them to record reports of crime whilst on patrol.

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Newcastle Crown Court

Face-crook! Chef burgled former friend's home after he posted holiday plans on social media site

A chef burgled a former friend's home when he knew the place was empty after seeing his travel plans on Facebook.

Arthur Hutchinson

Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson loses bid against ‘whole-life’ sentence

Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson will remain in prison after losing a legal bid for freedom.

Newcasetle Crown Court

Man jailed over baseball bat attack and threats to kill his ex-girlfriend

A brute who vowed to kill his girlfriend because she left him after he attacked her twice has been jailed.


WATCH: Police praise Post Office staff after gun was fired in attempted Sunderland raid

Staff at a Sunderland Post Office which fell victim to an attempted armed robbery have been praised by police as they seek to reassure the community after the 'very rare' incident.
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Maurice McShane

Am dram stalwart who sexually abused two girls is struck off from working as chiropodist

A stalwart of the amateur dramatics scene in the North East who was jailed for more than six years for the sexual abuse of two girls has been struck off from working as a chiropodist.

Ford Post Office was reopen for business today

'It was distressing but we're alright': Sunderland Post Office boss speaks about armed raid terror

Staff at the Sunderland Post Office which was the subject of an attempted armed robbery have spoken about the raid.
Ford Post Office where the attempted armed robbery took place.

UPDATE: Two men continue to be questioned about an attempted armed robbery at a Sunderland Post Office

Police investigating an incident where a shot was fired during an attempted armed robbery at a Post Office in Sunderland say they are continuing to question two men.
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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
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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