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AWARDS: Charity to honour those who work to help offenders avoid returning to the region's prisons

Charity awards to honour those who work to cut offending

KILLER: David Hodgson

Jenny's killer David Hodgson tried in vain to cover tracks

THUG: Andrew Foulds grins and jokes as he leaves court after the judge spared him a prison sentence

Grinning thug who fractured girlfriend's skull after she ended relationship walks free

Anne Lakey, left, arrives at Teeside Crown Court for sentencing accompanied by her daughter Elanor Lakey

Disgraced head Anne Lakey weeps as she is jailed for eight years for underage sex with two schoolboys

FRAUD CHARGE: Christopher Watson has appeared in court charged with an alleged fraud at Bannatynes

Darlington man in court over alleged £8m Bannatyne fraud

'MORE' VICTIMS: Anne Lakey

Police believe there could be more victims of "dirty pervert" head

JAILED: Anne Lakey

Anne Lakey's victims tell of lasting damage she caused

Youth charged with knifepoint rape of woman in city centre park

Youth charged with knifepoint rape of woman in city centre park

WARNING: Durham Constabulary

New scam targets new businesses

RURAL: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Time running out to complete rural crime survey

COURT: The CPS North-East is responsible for a drop in performance at magistrates' courts, a follow-up inspection has found

CPS North-East criticised in report

GUILTY VERDICT: Anne Lakey

Nationally-acclaimed headteacher Anne Lakey found guilty of underage sex with teenage boys

WOMAN FOUND: Northumbria Police have discovered an injured woman inside a Sunderland house who was earlier seen being bundled into a car

Woman found injured after being seen bundled into a car

CAMPAIGN: left to right Jim Allen and Kate Algate, from Neighbourhood Watch, Susie Blake and Chief Supt Graham Hall, of Durham Constabulary, and Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg

Neighbourhood Watch recruited to take on phone fraudsters

YOUNG RECRUITS: North Yorkshire Police is inviting teenagers to join its trial cadet unit

Police force set to launch cadet unit pilot scheme

APPEAL: Police appealing for witnesses to incident in Dipton Woods

Runner bitten after being cornered by dogs

Investigation launched after rape in Newcastle

Woman attacked and raped as she walked through city centre park

Police at the house where a three-week-old baby was bitten by a dog

Police name three-week old baby boy killed by family dog

VILE: Andrew Iveson

'Vile' paedophile from Richmond jailed for 20 years

APPEAL: Police are hunting these cyclists after a pregnant woman was hit in the eye with what is believed to be a BB gun pellet

Police seek to trace cyclists after pregnant woman shot in eye

Durham Crown Court told defendant has previous motoring offences on record

Unlicensed driver "panicked" on seeing police and led patrol vehicle on long pursuit

Reports of man armed with shotgun in Darlington turn out to be false alarm

Reports of man armed with shotgun in Darlington turn out to be false alarm

Stephen Potts, who lost his right arm after being attacked by his American bulldogs a month ago pictured shortly before his arrest

Dramatic turnaround as dog breeder admits lesser charges over attack on 63-year-old man

ON TRIAL: Anne Lakey

Anne Lakey tells court of 'devastation' at schoolboy sexual assault claims

ABUSE: Reports of child sex abuse are increasing

Cop speaks of increased confidence in the police as recorded sex crimes go up

ABUSE: Recorded child sex crimes are rising

Force's recorded child sex offences up 274 per cent year-on-year

UNDER OATH: Cleveland Police Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer gave evidence to a tribunal

Chief made aware of racism in police force on her first day in the job, tribunal hears

Teacher accused of having sex with boys 'dedicated her life to improving the lives of young people'

Teacher accused of having sex with boys 'dedicated her life to improving the lives of young people'

CRUEL: Billy Wilson

Men in court for repeatedly whipping horse in 'an act of wanton cruelty'

TRIAL: Dog breeder Stephen Potts arrives at Durham Crown Court today for the start of his trial

Breeder who lost arm when bulldogs turned on him on trial over dog attack

Acclaimed headteacher Anne Lakey from Stanley, County Durham, at Teesside Crown Court

Teacher accused of sex with under-age boys 'dedicated her life to improving the lives of young people'

STABBING: A man has appeared in court in relation to a stabbing in Reeth Place, Newton Aycliffe

Man in court following Newton Aycliffe stabbing

INCIDENT SCENE: Reeth Place. Pic: Sarah Caldecott

Man is charged following Aycliffe stabbing

A file image of the Metro

Girl falls onto Metro tracks and two other teenagers sprayed with ammonia after disturbance at station

VIEWS: Cleveland Police is seeking the views of communities from across the force area on how best to involve local people in policing.

Involving local people in policing

Thirty caught in drink-drive crackdown

Thirty caught in drink-drive crackdown

Dog owner assaulted in attempt to steal pet

STEPPING DOWN: Jacqui Cheer

Cleveland Chief Constable announces plans to retire

FAKE: Boxes of counterfeit gods in Anne Le Bron's home.

Woman pleads guilty to selling fake make-up on eBay as Yves Saint Laurent and Benefit products

DENIES CHARGES: Anne Lakey

Headteacher accused of sex with underage boys was a 'sexual predator', court hears

CRITICISED: Judge Peter Bowers, who sparked controversy by calling a burglar "brave", has retired.

Judge who described burglar as "brave" retires

Police seek to end flasher's eight-year campaign

Police seek to end flasher's eight-year campaign

Gardener bombarded pregnant woman with abusive messages, court told

NEW ROLE: Councillor Andrew Williams

Anger as former mayor who stole council cash is appointed as finance committee chairman

RECRUITING: Durham police cadets looking for teenagers to join two new units

Police cadets to recruit two new units

Region's police budgets hit hardest

Huge cuts to police budgets have hit region's forces hardest, parliamentary report reveals

INVESTIGATION: The Aberdeen Angus heifer found dead with a rope attached around her neck

Teenagers arrested after young cow found strangled

Man in court accused of trying to kill wife

Man in court accused of trying to kill wife

TESTING: Police officers drug test a driver in Hartlepool. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Dozens of drug drivers caught by new roadside tests

Requests for personal communication data only made 'when necessary', police force says

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