Scheme to help women stealing food to feed families declared a success

The Northern Echo: BIG SUCCESS: Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, who is pictured here talking to shoppers in Newton Hall, Durham, says the scheme to tackle shoplifting is a big success.

6:02pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HELPING rather than prosecuting women caught stealing food to feed their families is reducing reoffending, says a North-East police commissioner.

Knifepoint robbery at Sainsbury's in Redcar

The Northern Echo:

12:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A KNIFEPOINT robbery took place this morning at a Sainsbury’s store in Redcar in which a thief stole cigarettes and a quantity of cash.

Two Cleveland Police dogs to be destroyed following attacks

The Northern Echo:

11:19am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CLEVELAND police dog has been put down after biting a handler while another of its dogs will be destroyed after attacking a pensioner who died days later.

Northumbria Police may have wrongly classified rape cases as "no crime", it is revealed

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police chief constable Sue Sim

6:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

NORTHUMBRIA Police wrongly classified some rape cases as “no crime”, it has been revealed.

Police appeal after man tries to get 16-year-old girl into car

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

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a middle-aged male driver who tried to get her into his car.

Hundreds of police staff investigated over misuse of social media

12:03am Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE officers and staff posted racist and threatening comments and uploaded pictures of colleagues in compromising positions on social networking sites, research has revealed.

Hartlepool man jailed after causing life-threatening injury to baby

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

7:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MAN who caused a life-threatening injury to a baby was jailed after being branded callous and remorseless by a judge.

Five years jail for fraudster who fleeced wealthy divorcee

The Northern Echo: JAIL SENTENCE: David Graham

5:59pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A FRAUDSTER who fleeced a wealthy divorcee of cash and forged documents in order to lay claim on her expensive detached home has been jailed for five years.

Appeal after ancient armour stolen from church

The Northern Echo: TENT FIRE: Northumbria Police investigate incident where noxious substance was poured on tent and set alight

1:33pm Saturday 16th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after ancient armour was stolen from a church in Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Twelve arrested and stolen property and drugs seized in raids

The Northern Echo: TENT FIRE: Northumbria Police investigate incident where noxious substance was poured on tent and set alight

1:02pm Saturday 16th August 2014

POLICE have arrested 12 people and seized suspected stolen property and controlled drugs as part of an operation tackling burglary.

Police crackdown on burglary

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

3:46pm Friday 15th August 2014

POLICE are cracking down on opportunist burglars.

Alan is police boss Hogg's new chief

The Northern Echo: Alan Reiss

3:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

A POLICE commissioner has appointed a new chief of staff.

Lorry driver accused of causing death of Murton trucker appears in court

The Northern Echo: Andrew Nimmo from Murton with his fiancée and partner of two years Janinne Lesley, also 24, and her daughter Laylah Hope, 5.

2:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

A LORRY driver accused of being responsible for a fatal crash on the A19 more than a year ago has appeared in court.

Crime commissioner to hold public consultation on 'Community Remedy'

The Northern Echo: Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham Ron Hogg

1:58pm Friday 15th August 2014

THERE is still time for members of the public to give their views on how low-level crime should be dealt with.

Baird demands end to child grooming 'loophole'

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

1:35pm Friday 15th August 2014

A POLICE commissioner has called on the Government to do more to protect young people from grooming.

Long running feud sees Coxhoe foster carer in Spennymoor pub fight

The Northern Echo: Kieran Gough struggled with court guards after being jailed for watching dogs kill a fox

11:56am Friday 15th August 2014

A LONG-TERM foster carer attacked a man in a pub because of a long-running feud between them.

Police force defends officers' fitness record

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

6:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A POLICE force has dismissed claims it is the least fit in the country after a national standards body claimed more than 16 per cent of its officers had failed fitness tests.

Danger drivers caught from YouTube videos

6:31pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SEVEN drivers have been convicted of motoring offences after police spotted racing videos on YouTube.

Panel needs new recruits

The Northern Echo: Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham Ron Hogg

5:44pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to play a key role in reducing crime and improving community safety.

16-year-old missing from Teesside found safe and well

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

12:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A 16-year-old who went missing from Teesside has been found safe and well.

Suspended sentence for banned motorist caught driving while disqualified for the sixth time

The Northern Echo: CHOCOLATE THIEF: Ian Mulholland, 42, from Darlington stole chocolate to survive, court hears

5:28pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A PROLIFIC offender has been handed a suspended sentence after he was caught driving while disqualified for the sixth time.

Jail for three strikes burglar

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Dean Knight.

5:16pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SO-CALLED “third strike” burglar has been jailed by a judge for two-and-half years.

Two men refused bail by magistrates after being charged with rape of woman outside Northallerton's Club Amadeus

The Northern Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO men have been refused bail after both were charged with the rape of a woman outside a night club.

Priest further bailed in fraud investigation

The Northern Echo: Ftr John Reid (9199731)

3:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A ROMAN Catholic priest arrested on suspicion of fraud has been granted police bail for a further two months.

Trading standards officers warning on free trials

2:46pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TRADING standards officers in the region are warning against online "free trials" when shopping online.

Three Darlington men in court accused of holding a vulnerable woman with learning difficulties against her will

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Peterlee Magistrates' Court

5:13pm Monday 11th August 2014

THREE men have appeared in court charged with false imprisonment after allegedly holding a vulnerable woman with learning difficulties against her will.

Rural crime costing North £4.4m a year

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

4:33pm Monday 11th August 2014

RURAL crime has shot up across the North - costing an estimated £4.4m last year.

Sex probe arrests reach 117

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

6:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

POLICE have now arrested 117 people as part of a major investigation into sexual exploitation.

Region's police commissioners join together to back petition to help victims of domestic abuse

The Northern Echo: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger

6:10pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE region’s three elected Police and Crime Commissioners have joined forces to try to persuade the Government to stop means testing victims of domestic abuse.

Men arrested by armed police at Wolviston Services

The Northern Echo: POLICE INCIDENT: Police, including armed officers, deal with an incident on the A689 near to Wolviston services. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:39pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN INTELLIGENCE-LED operation led to the dramatic arrest of two men by armed police earlier today (Friday, August 8).

Conman jailed for robbing elderly women

The Northern Echo: Durham Crown Court

3:01pm Friday 8th August 2014

A CONMAN who stole from two women in their 80s has been jailed for nearly two years.

Northumbria Police and Crime commissioner calls for tougher action against legal highs

2:51pm Friday 8th August 2014

NORTHUMBRIA Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has called on the Government to take firm action against anyone selling so-called legal highs.

Man charged with attempted murder and arson after Darlington flat fire

The Northern Echo:

2:22pm Friday 8th August 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life following a fire which left a woman with serious burns.

Borneo deaths latest: 'Case solved', says police chief investigating stabbing of Newcastle Uni students

The Northern Echo:

10:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

FOUR men arrested over the murder of two British medical students who were stabbed in Borneo after a row in a bar have admitted the crime, a police chief has said.

Police boss blames welfare reforms for 35% increase in shoplifting claiming cuts victims are 'stealing to survive'

The Northern Echo: Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham Ron Hogg

6:32am Thursday 7th August 2014

A POLICE commissioner has blamed the Government’s welfare reforms for a 35 per cent jump in shoplifting, claiming thieves are “stealing to live”.

Warning after bike thefts

The Northern Echo: (8968795)

4:44pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

POLICE are urging cyclists to improve their security following a spate of bike thefts.

Police arrest man on suspicion of murder after Ripley stabbing

The Northern Echo: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

11:06am Monday 4th August 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 44-year-old man was stabbed at Ripley in North Yorkshire on Sunday evening.

Police officers hurt trying to stop car

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

10:21am Saturday 2nd August 2014

TWO police officers were taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning after being injured trying to stop a car wanted in connection with a theft.

Man arrested after woman found dead in Gateshead

6:29pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a woman was found dead in Gateshead.

Five arrests in just six days for new team of cycling crime-fighters

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable Dave Jones with the new team.

3:08pm Friday 1st August 2014

A NEW squad of crime-fighters have followed the lead set by policemen of old – by taking to pedal power.

Man jailed for pool cue pub attack

The Northern Echo: Durham Crown Court.

2:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MAN who launched an unprovoked attack on a pub pool player, head butting him and hitting him with a cue, has been jailed.

UPDATED: Nine arrests after reports of man armed with weapon

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

9:39am Friday 1st August 2014

NINE people have been arrested after police received reports of someone armed with a weapon in Hartlepool this morning.

Woman blinded when friend "stamped on her face with stilettos," court told

The Northern Echo: DENIES ATTACK: Melissa Causer outside Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:04am Friday 1st August 2014

A YOUNG woman was blinded when her best friend stamped on her face while wearing "lethal" stilettos, a court was told yesterday (Thursday, July 31).

Danger driver sped through Darlington at 90mph, court told

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

6:01am Friday 1st August 2014

A DANGER driver lost control of his uninsured pick-up truck and ploughed head-on into a tree during a police pursuit, a court heard yesterday (Thursday, July 31).

Man in court on assault charges following incident in Hartlepool which saw 26-year-old seriously injured

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

11:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAN is to be appear in court tomorrow charged with two assaults after an incident in Hartlepool.

Three held after man found wandering streets dies a day after apparently taking drugs at Newcastle party

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

8:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE have detained three people after a man found wandering the streets in a disoriented state died.

Danger driver Ashley Lindo who killed eight-year-old in 2006 jailed again after high speed police chase

The Northern Echo:

1:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

A FORMER joyrider who killed an eight-year-old boy in 2006 has been jailed again for dangerous driving as he raced through a residential area trying to escape the police.

Pub landlord arrested in Claudia Lawrence inquiry describes his family's devastation

The Northern Echo: ARREST SHOCK: Paul Harris landlord of The Acomb pub in York

6:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

A PUB landlord arrested as part of the Claudia Lawrence investigation has described how it has left his family in turmoil.

Campaign to target drivers' fatal distraction

The Northern Echo: FATAL DISTRACTION: Campaign to cut injuries caused by distracted drivers

2:55pm Friday 25th July 2014

A WEEK-LONG campaign will be launched next week to cut the number of people killed and injured by distracted drivers on the region’s roads.

Echo publisher fined for naming alleged rape victim

7:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE publisher of The Northern Echo has been fined after naming the victim of an alleged sexual assault in a case described as “highly unusual” and without legal precedent.



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