Almost 80 youths identified by police over trouble in town

Almost 80 youths who have been causing trouble in a Wearside community have been identified and spoken to by police.

Coun Michael Mordey

Sunderland man caught dumping rubbish outside of neighbour's home

A Sunderland man caught dumping rubbish outside of his neighbour's home has been hit in the pocket.
Katie Brannen.

Transgender South Shields woman cleared of raping a man

A transgender woman accused of raping a man has been cleared over the alleged attack after the charges against her were dropped.

Here's what prisoners will be tucking into this Christmas Day.

What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

Prison bosses have revealed the menu inmates in English prisons can expect this Christmas.
Jonathan Finn was charged with operating an illegal waste site

Man who ran illegal tip in Sunderland ordered to pay more than £1,700

A man who ran an illegal tip has been ordered to pay £1,730.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Gosling

Police still targeting burglars in South Tyneside and Sunderland ahead of Christmas

Police who have put the skids under scores of burglars say they still plan to spoil Christmas for criminals.

Paul Smith.

Sunderland man wanted on recall to prison after breaching terms of his licence

An appeal has been issued to track down a man a Sunderland man who is wanted on recall to jail.
William Stokoe

Appeal for help to trace missing Sunderland man

Police have appealed for help to trace a missing Sunderland man.

Anthony Davison has been jailed for 10 months.

Sunderland burglar turned to life of crime after mum's death from 'flu jab reaction'

A grieving son who claimed he turned to crime after his mother died from a reaction to a flu jab has been jailed.

A police officer.

Police urge owners of keyless cars to buy 'Faraday bag' to stop thieves

Police are urging owners of keyless entry cars to protect themselves from theft as a growing crime trend emerges.

North East Ambulance Service paramedics will team up with Northumbria Police officers this Christmas and New Year to help partygoers in Sunderland city centre.

Police and paramedics team up to keep Christmas nights out safe

Blues will work in twos this Christmas as police and paramedics team up to go to the aid of Sunderland’s city centre partygoers.

The case of Samuel Leigh Barnes was first heard at Newcastle Crown Court.

Judges decline to cut sentence of man who 'ambushed' attack victim as he smoked

A jealous Sunderland thug who battered a former pal senseless had his tough sentence backed by senior judges today.

Wilfred Street in Pallion. Image copyright Google Maps.

Appeal to track down burglars after homes are targeted by thieves

Details have been released by police as officers try to track down the thieves behind two break-ins at houses.

The case was heard at Newcastle Crown Court.

Repeat victim robbed at knifepoint after raiders broke into his home while he was asleep

A householder was robbed at knifepoint and forced to hand over cash when raiders entered his home while he was sleeping.

Newcastle Crown Court.

Sunderland husband threatened wife's new partner with screwdriver

A man who threatened his wife's new partner with a screwdriver while in a car park has been spared jail.

The RSPCA has welcomed plans for tougher sentences in animal cruelty cases

RSPCA chiefs welcome plans for tougher animal cruelty sentences

Animal welfare chiefs have hailed plans to toughen the law in cruelty cases.
DCI Lee Gosling

16 more arrests in Christmas crime crackdown

A Christmas crackdown against suspected burglars had led to another 16 arrests over the weekend.

The incident took place on the A1231. Image by Google Maps.

Stationary ambulance struck in multi-vehicle crash in Sunderland

Witnesses are being sought after a multi-vehicle accident which involved a stationary ambulance in Sunderland.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply and failure to stop but has been released under investigation.

Teenage boy arrested as part of probe targeting distribution of drugs

Durham Police have released a teenage boy under investigation following a drugs incident in Wingate.
The scene following an explosion in New York. Photo by Press Association.

Explosion on New York subway platform

An explosive device has been set off on a New York subway platform, US police have confirmed.
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