Police name Pelton man wanted in connection with alleged rape of woman in Gateshead

The Northern Echo:

1:12am Saturday 20th September 2014

POLICE have named a man they want to speak to in connection with an alleged rape of a woman in a house.

Detectives release details of car spotted at shooting scene in Stockton

The Northern Echo:

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a shooting incident in Kensington Road, Stockton, have released details of a silver car they are trying to trace.

Drugs plot gang locked up as police pledge 'no hiding place' for organised crime cartels

The Northern Echo: Alan Crawford

8:20am Friday 19th September 2014

NINE men were behind bars last night for their parts in a huge plot to traffic high-purity cocaine in and out of the North-East.

11 years for arsonist who set fire to North Sea ferry after drinking heavily and smoking cannabis

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 29/12/2013 of the DFDS Seaways ferry King Seaways, as an arsonist who set fire to the North Sea ferry while smoking cannabis in his cabin has been jailed for 11 years. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 19, 2014. Boden

4:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN arsonist who set fire to a North Sea ferry while smoking cannabis in his cabin has been jailed for 11 years.

Police investigating 'unexplained' death after man's body found in Guisborough

The Northern Echo:

12:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE body of a 47-year-old man has been found at a house in Guisborough.

Arrests follow bike thefts from Tilly and her sisters

The Northern Echo: Tilly, Lucy-Anna and Tia Lockey

1:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THREE men and a woman have been arrested following theft of three children’s bikes belonging to a girl who lost her hands after contracting meningitis as a baby and her sisters.

Families vital for prisoner rehabilitation

The Northern Echo: Holme House prison launches an end-of-life suite

2:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PRISON-based charity in the North-East has welcomed findings in a new report that not enough support is being given to families when offenders are released from jail.

Takeaway customer who was challenged to a fight appears in court for kicking man in head

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CUSTOMER who was "offered outside" when trouble flared in a takeaway ended up in court - after he won the fight.

New special constables to be unveiled in Durham this month

The Northern Echo: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

7:54pm Monday 15th September 2014

DURHAM Police is opening its doors to a new intake of special constables later this month.

Police forces team up to crackdown on rural crime

The Northern Echo: STAYING SAFE: Volunteers help the region's police patrol hundreds of miles of northern countryside during Farmwatch operations

12:02pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A JOINT operation involving six police forces has taken place to crackdown on rural crime in the north.

Man charged with murder in Willington as police name victim

The Northern Echo:

4:25pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in a field in the early hours of Friday morning.

Overturned van on A66 had been involved in high speed chase, police believe

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

9:41pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A TEAM of detectives is investigating how a van came to be overturned on the A66 after reports it had been involved in a high-speed chase with another vehicle.

Residents speak of shock after man's body found in Willington

The Northern Echo:

7:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

MURDER squad detectives were last night interviewing a 22-year-old man after the discovery of a body in a field close to a North-East town centre.

International drugs gang jailed after £55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

The Northern Echo:

4:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

NINE members of an international drugs gang led by a North-East mastermind are tonight (Friday, September 12) beginning lengthy jail terms for their roles in smuggling millions of pounds worth of amphetamine into the UK.

Inmate hospitalised after unrest at Holme House Prison, Stockton

The Northern Echo: Holme House prison launches an end-of-life suite

12:52am Friday 12th September 2014

AN INMATE was taken to hospital after unrest at a North-East prison yesterday. (Thursday)

Prison breakout accused had previous conviction for escaping custody

The Northern Echo: CROWN COURT: Teesside Crown Court where Robert Thompson was given a suspended sentence for making threats to kill

12:36pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A PRISONER accused of attempting to break out from a North-East jail has a previous conviction for escaping from custody, a jury was told.

Student admits making explosive following Newcastle University bomb scare

The Northern Echo: Police sealed off a further Newcastle University building this morning

3:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RUSSIAN student has admitted making an explosive substance after two bomb scares at a university resulted in evacuations and a controlled explosion.

Arrests and vehicle seizures as seven northern forces team up for Operation Checkpoint

The Northern Echo: ON PATROL: A police traffic car near Middleton St. George. Picture: STUART BOULTON

1:58pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ARRESTS, vehicle seizures and verbal warnings marked a major police operation that saw more than 250 motorists stopped by officers.

Police join forces to crackdown on rural crime and travelling criminals

The Northern Echo: ON PATROL: An officer using the number plate recognition system near Middleton St. George. Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:03am Wednesday 10th September 2014

POLICE forces from across the north teamed up to tackle cross border and rural crime in a major operation yesterday (Tuesday, September 9).

Woman attacked as she walks over footbridge

6:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a sex attacker after an early morning assault on a footbridge in York.

Prisoner families - helping the forgotten victims of crime on Teesside

The Northern Echo:

4:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PRISONER families are being supported by a ground-breaking scheme on Teesside which could be rolled out across the North-East to help other forgotten victims of crime.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

1:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A HUNT has been launched for a man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl.

Jail escape bid defendants face trial

12:54pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A TRIAL is due to begin of two men accused of attempting to escape from one of the region’s prisons.

Durham Police want more 'specials'

The Northern Echo: Durham Police want more Special Constables

12:45pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A POLICE force is recruiting more ‘specials’.

Speeding clampdown catches 357 motorists

The Northern Echo: MAN ARRESTED: Man arrested in connection with double assault in Hartlepool

4:41pm Monday 8th September 2014

SIXTY-nine people were caught speeding by police in one hour on a stretch of road on Teesside as part of a summer clampdown.

Jail escape bid defendants face trial

5:39pm Monday 8th September 2014

A TRIAL is due to begin of two men accused of attempting to escape from one of the region’s prisons.

Police release CCTV pictures after suitcase theft on Newcastle-bound train

The Northern Echo: CCTV IMAGE: British Transport Police would like to speak to this man following a suitcase theft on a Newcastle-bound train

3:28pm Friday 5th September 2014

BRITISH Transport Police are investigating the theft of a suitcase containing specialist climbing shoes on a Newcastle-bound train.

Arrests made after car catches fire in collision

The Northern Echo:

1:52pm Friday 5th September 2014

A CAR caught fire after a collision between two cars resulting in one man being taken to hospital and two arrests.

Apprentice remanded in custody over explosive device charge

The Northern Echo: POLICE SEARCH: Jon Webb's home in Kielder Drive, Darlington

7:06am Friday 5th September 2014

AN APPRENTICE printer has been remanded in custody over making an explosive device and possessing an explosive substance, making three threats to kill and impersonating a police officer.

"Good idea" for public to investigate crime, says North-East police chief

The Northern Echo: Durham Constabulary Chief Constable Mike Barton.

6:02pm Thursday 4th September 2014

VICTIMS of crime can help police by investigating their own crime, says a North-East police chief.

'Postcode lottery' when it comes to police response

The Northern Echo: NEW REPORT: HMIC has published a Core Business report into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time

12:04am Thursday 4th September 2014

POLICE responses to the same type of crime will differ depending on where you live, a new report has found.

Police and crime commissioner Ron Hogg repeats his call for drugs decriminalisation as figures reveal North-East has highest rate of drugs deaths in England and Wales

9:43pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE NORTH-EAST has the highest number of drug-related deaths in the country, according to new figures.

Hunt for train louts over naked streak and smashed windscreen

The Northern Echo: TRAIN FOOTAGE: A CCTV image of a man streaking on board the Transpennine York to Middlesbrough service on Friday, August 29

4:59pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

DETECTIVES have condemned louts who smashed a moving train's windscreen and another who ran naked through a crowded carriage.

Teaching assistant "had sex with pupil", court told

4:59pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TEACHING assistant who is alleged to have befriended and had sex with a pupil told him: “This is wrong”.

Officer dislocates shoulder trying to arrest a man in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

4:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been praised by police after they helped apprehend a man who dislocated an officer's soldier when he intervened as the man was threatening people.

Jail threat to Darlington man whose victim was put in induced coma

2:18pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MAN is facing jail after admitting a vicious attack which saw the victim placed into an induced coma.

Cameron slams 'barbaric' hostage murder

The Northern Echo: BARBARIC KILLING: Journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group Islamic State

9:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DAVID Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State (IS) extremists - as it emerged that a British hostage is also under threat.

Hunt for robber who targeted cash delivery van

The Northern Echo:

11:31am Monday 1st September 2014

A ROBBER has stolen a substantial amount of money following an early morning raid on a cash delivery van in Hartlepool this morning (Monday, September 1).

Man hurt in disturbance

The Northern Echo: Witness appeal (8875381)

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN needed hospital treatment after being hit with a piece of wood during a disturbance.

Six charged over 43 house burglaries worth 'tens of thousands'

The Northern Echo: Durham Police

4:36pm Friday 29th August 2014

SIX people have appeared in court charged with conspiring to burgle 43 houses, stealing jewellery and cash worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Man jailed over street violence in home village

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:39pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN said to be disliked by some members of his local community was today (Friday August 29) jailed following violence in the street where he lived.

Police not always recording crime accurately, says official inspector

6:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CLEVELAND and North Yorkshire Police forces have been rebuked for failures in the way they record crime.

Benefit fraud 'paid for home improvements'

5:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A DISABLED man fraudulently claimed almost £20,000 in pension credits which he spent on home improvements, a court was told.

Vulnerable elderly man's home targeted by couple

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN under the influence of a prescribed sedative stole personal items from the home of an elderly neighbour, a court heard.

Grandfather accused of 1970s abuse of boy described as a "gentleman of good character"

The Northern Echo:

2:52pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GRANDFATHER accused of abusing a boy at his farm in the 1970s has been described as "a very straightforward and honest man" with "a strong moral base".

Six arrested in dawn drug raids across County Durham and Wearside

The Northern Echo:

1:15pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX people have been arrested for suspected drugs and money laundering offences this morning.

Armed robber fled when store owner threw newspapers at him

The Northern Echo: Mike Barnes and partner Wendy Swords of The Little Shopper, in Evenwood, who threw bundle of newspapers at would-be robber.

6:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOULD-BE store robber fled empty-handed when confronted by the joint owner, who flung a pile of newspapers in his direction.

Teenager threatened with knife during Newton Aycliffe off licence robbery

The Northern Echo: Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

1:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGE shop assistant was threatened with a knife during a robbery at an off licence on Bank Holiday Monday.

Suspended sentence for lorry driver who hit and killed Darlington cyclist

The Northern Echo:

9:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LORRY driver whose careless driving resulted in the death of a cyclist and father-of-three has been given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for two years.

Young woman jailed for sexual activity with teenage boy

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YOUNG woman who admitted sexual activity with a teenage boy has been jailed for a year.



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