Appeal launched after attempted burglary in Sunderland

Police investigating an attempted burglary in Sunderland have released this image of a man they would like to trace.
The court heard a row between the pair broke out during a visit to Creswell Towers holiday park.

South Tyneside businessman denies murdering Sunderland employee

A garage worker died 16 days after his boss "choked the life from him" then dumped him in a shallow grave at a remote seaside beauty spot, murder jurors have heard.
One of the attacks happened near Fellgate Metro Station

Man cleared of two South Tyneside sex attacks

A sex offender who said he was accused of two attacks on lone women due to "mistaken identity" has been cleared of all charges.

The new law came into force last April.

Hundreds of North East children targeted by internet groomers in last year, figures show

A charity has revealed the shocking number of North East children targeted by internet perverts since a new anti-grooming law came into force a year ago.

Police have released images of people they would like to speak to.

CCTV images released after items stolen from B&Q

Police have released images of two people they would like to speak to after thieves targeted a B&Q store.

Police were called to Middle Street. Picture by Google Maps.

Armed police called out after report of 'gunman'

Armed police were called out to a village after a report a man was brandishing a gun from a balcony.

County Durham
Harjit Bariana at a previous court appearance.

Sunderland takeaway boss jailed for cruelly exploiting vulnerable men he kept as slaves

A "unscrupulous" Sunderland takeaway boss who kept vulnerable men as slaves and gave them leftover food in return for hard work has been jailed for eight-and-half years.
Gary Christie.

Disgraced Sunderland police officer and drugs gang kingpin see conviction appeals rejected

Two men jailed for their involvement with a crime ring that brought cocaine worth millions of pounds to Wearside have failed in their bids to get their convictions overturned.

Police would like to speak to these three men in relation to the incident.

Man assaulted by group in street attack in Sunderland

A man suffered facial injuries after being chased through a street and attacked by a group in Sunderland.

The laws on driving with an England flag on your car

The World Cup is upon use once more, with an army of England fans keen to get behind our national team.

The trial is taking place at Newcastle Crown Court.

Sex offender claims 'mistaken identity' over attacks on women

A sex offender accused of two attacks on lone women has told jurors he has been put on trial due to "mistaken identity".

National Victims Association's 21st annual conference at The Little Haven Hotel, South Shields.

Families of loved ones lost at the hands of killers gather for victims' conference

The loved ones of those lost through murder and manslaughter have gathered to bring their voices together in a conference which is fighting for change.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.

Police Commissioner supports greater protection for victims of revenge porn and upskirting

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a campaign for victims of revenge pornography and upskirting to be better protected by the law.

Jamie Lee Collins.

Sunderland businessman jailed for eight years after abusing schoolgirl

The mum of a schoolgirl who was sexually abused by a Sunderland businessman has labelled him “an evil, manipulating monster” as he begins an eight-year jail term.

Michael Sancaster bit off part of his victim's eyebrow

The shocking injuries caused by Sunderland thug who bit off part of man's eyebrow

An attacker who bit off part of a man's eyebrow in a city centre takeaway has been jailed.

Scene of the shooting in Craigshaw Square, Hylton Castle, Sunderland.

Sunderland man cleared in city shooting trial

One of six men accused of being involved in a shooting in which shots were fired through a house window has been cleared.

Claire Louise Burlinson's dog Patch was mauled to death by two other dogs.

Mum and son horrified as beloved dog mauled to death in Sunderland street

A woman has told of her horror after watching her beloved dog mauled to death in a Sunderland street.

Greg Neal

Sunderland thug punched police dog and bit handler in terrifying stand-off

A police dog and his handler have been commended by a judge for their bravery after they were viciously attacked by a violent thug.
England flags

Police tell fans 'fly your England flag with pride during World Cup' - officers quash myth they ask for St George's cross to be removed

Police have moved to end the myth that they tell fans to take England flags down during football tournaments - and urged people to fly the St George's cross with pride during the World Cup.

Tory MP blocks bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence

A bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence has been blocked by a Tory MP.
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