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‘He has killed my life’ says rape victim who fears release of serial attacker

A woman raped by a serial sex attacker has spoken of how he “killed” her life as his release from prison looms.

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Court Round-Up: Bra theft, drink-driving and racially aggravated assault among Sunderland cases

The following cases have been dealt with at South Northumbria Magistrates' Court.

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Emergency services responding to the roof top stand off in Blackhall.
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Arrested men hurled tiles and bricks at police during four-hour ‘stand-off’

Two men were arrested following a stand-off with police which lasted for hours.

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Shaun Dobinson died while in New York. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Decision due soon on criminal charges over death of Sunderland man in New York

A decision on possible criminal action over the death of a Sunderland man on holiday in the U.S. is expected by the end of the month.

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Hastings Street in Hendon, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Man arrested following assault in Sunderland

A man has been arrested following an assault in Sunderland.

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Burglar caught red handed after raid on home

A burglar was caught red-handed trying to steal copper pipe and wiring from a house that was under refurbishment.

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Perverted plumber performed sex act in woman's home after having duplicate key cut

A pervert plumber got a secret key cut to a customer's home and used it to go in and masturbate over her clothing while she was at work.

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Man arrested following armed robbery in Sunderland

A man has been arrested following an armed robbery in Silksworth.

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A burglary took place at R G Bennetts Funeral Directors in Blackhall Colliery. 
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Police slam ‘heartless’ burglars who broke into funeral directors

Police have slammed 'heartless' thieves who broke into a funeral home and stole cash.

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Police continue hunt for ‘gunman’ after armed robbery in Sunderland

Police are continuing to hunt a “gunman” who threatened staff at a Sunderland store before making off with a lottery machine.

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Story Book, Boldon

Drug user went on spending spree with worker’s bank card after burgling popular pub

A drug user was spared jail term for burgling a pub before going on a booze and cigarettes spending spree with a bank card stolen during the raid.

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John Davidson, chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board which checks on HMP Durham.

Independent checks praise HMP Durham for ‘clear’ future vision

A jail which has become a remand centre for almost 1,000 prisoners is being ‘well run and well managed‘, according to an independent monitoring team.

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Durham University student Olivia Burt died after being crushed under a fence which collapsed outside the city's Missoura nightclub.

Police probing student Olivia Burt's death appeal for mobile phone footage

A website has been set up for witnesses to upload mobile phone footage of the moments leading up to the tragic death of a Durham student outside a nightclub.

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Police hunt 'gunman' after two armed incidents in Sunderland

Police are hunting a 'gunman' who threatened staff at a Sunderland store before making off with a lottery machine.
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Cash machine blown up in North East town

Thieves have blown up a cash machine four months after a similar raid obliterated an ATM in the same town.

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Hastings Street in Hendon, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Police dealing with incident in Sunderland street

Police are dealing with an incident in a Sunderland street this evening.
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Man arrested after report of rape in Sunderland’s Mowbray Park released

A man arrested as part of an investigation into the report of a rape in a Sunderland city centre park has been released under investigation.

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England and Durham cricketer Ben Stokes, 26, leaves Bristol Magistrates' Court where he was told he will face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub. Photo by the Press Association.

Durham cricketer Ben Stokes to face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub

England cricketer Ben Stokes will go on trial at a crown court over an disturbance outside a nightclub.
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Norman Gibbs ouside court

Man’s sex text shame costs him his home after he’s snared by Guardians of the North

A man has been banned from unsupervised contact with kids after being snared by an online child sex protection group.

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