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SAFETY: Inspector Wendy Tinkler buckling up her seatbelt.

Police in Durham and Cleveland to carry out seatbelt checks

MIDDLESBROUGH ROBBERY: Market Cross Jewellers in Middlesbrough. Picture:STUART BOULTON

Seven charged in connection with Market Cross Jewellers armed robberies in Yarm and Middlesbrough

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Specialist online grooming unit protecting young people from sexual abuse

Vaughan Dodds leaving Teesside Crown Court on an earlier date

Blair's former bodyguard Vaughan Dodds found guilty of benefit fraud

DEVIANT: Matthew Peacock avoids jail despite having a 'morbid fascination' in child abuse images.

A dad had a 'morbid fascination' in child abuse images

FLASHER: Thomas Bateman walks free from court after being sentenced for flashing at two women

Pervert narrowly avoids jail for flashing at women

Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough.

Jail 'inevitable' for travelling burglars convicted of eight-month crime spree

RURAL CRIME: North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and chair of the National Rural Crime Network, Julia Mulligan

Government proposals for police funding will hit rural areas says crime commissioner

Cyper police target hacking group

THIEF: Alison Robson arrives at Teesside Crown Court. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Care assistant who stole £20,000 from elderly resident was spared jail one year ago for similar scam

INCIDENT SCENE: Stockley Lane, near Oakenshaw Picture: Google Street View

Woman van driver left shocked as man pulls her over, smashes window and steals cash

Homeless man charged in connection with three attempted robberies in 48 hours

Homeless man charged in connection with three attempted robberies in 48 hours

WANTED: An image of the man police want to speak to.

5 crimes in one day - police seek man they believe responsible for Sunderland incidents

WANTED: Police want to speak to this man.

Can you identify suspected horse box thief?

The scales of justice statue outside Teesside crown court. (36406735)

Stockton family accused of keeping woman as slave appear in court

SENTENCE: Teesside Crown Court

Student asked underage girl to send topless pictures saying he would get her modelling contract

INVESTIGATION: Northumbria Police want to hear from anyone with information on the burglary

Burglary victim hurt in hammer attack

Shane Tunney

Driver traced in Shane Tunney murder investigation

WHITEWASH: The former chairman of Cleveland Police Federation Steve Matthews branded the report a 'whitewash'.

Wayne Scott report a 'whitewash' claims former police federation chairman

The burglar climbs in through an open window before stealing a laptop

Police release footage of 'stinger flat' operation to highlight importance of home security

INVESTIGATION: Wayne Scott after his arrest

Investigation: Could sexual predator police officer have been stopped earlier?

RAPIST: Sexual deviant Wayne Scott assaulted women for more than a decade

Victims of rapist officer Wayne Scott let down by Cleveland Police

RECOVERING: Craig Finn pictured outside Durham Crown Court. Picture: North News

Man lost leg after being set on fire by friend who took pictures as he burned

APPEAL: Police are seeking information after a woman was pushed to the floor, kicked in the face and robbed in Middlesbrough last week

Woman pushed to the floor, kicked in the face and robbed in Middlesbrough town centre

INJURED: Woman suffers fractured hip during attempted robbery in her own home.

Woman's terrifying ordeal as intruder drags her back home after she fled towards neighbours

BIZARRE: David Pollard

Hairdresser bound up woman after sex and drove around town with her in the boot of her own car

A1 closed at Chester-le-Street after police stop car following alleged firearms incident

A1 closed at Chester-le-Street after police stop car following alleged firearms incident

SLAVERY CASE: Teesside Magistrates' Court

Family charged with keeping woman in slavery in Stockton house

Sudden closure of Wilko store in Darlington after 'ram-raid' attempt

Police appeal for witnesses after attempted ram-raid at Wilko in Darlington

PUPPY: PC Darren Gobie with Kane.

Newest wet-nosed recruit

REFORMED: After completing the Checkpoint programme adopted by Durham Police, minor offender Steven Beckwith meets his victim Malcolm Easby at the Kings Church, in Darlington. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'It has changed my life forever' - Darlington reformed offender praises pioneering police scheme

Teenagers 18 and 14 held over metal bar attack on man at Metro station

Teenagers 18 and 14 held over metal bar attack on man at Metro station

Lee Rukin, a former temporary Chief, featured in a video made by the College of Policing.

Sacked officer was face of Cleveland Police's ethical policing drive

FRESH: Lisa Surtees, acting director of anti-smoking campaign group Fresh

Fewer illegal smokes in the North-East as more turn to illicit hand-rolled tobacco

COURT: Lisa Johnston at Durham Crown Court

£26,000 - Darlington woman given time to repay lottery ticket cash from Newton Aycliffe shop or she faces jail

HEARING: Temporary Chief Inspector Lee Rukin of Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police officer left 'sparked out' by love rival sacked for lying to bosses

JAILED: David Hedley, who has been jailed for 11 years

11 years - Facebook identification leads to jail for prolific sex offender

JAILED: David Hedley, who has been jailed for 11 years.

Sex offender jailed after victim spots him in the street

SEARCH: A man suspected of drug dealing is stopped and searched by police. Picture - Gordon Terris/The Herald

Durham police use 'stop and search' powers 1,500 times in a three month period, figures reveal


Middlesbrough flasher exposed himself to same woman on two occasions

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information following a disturbance at Locomotion Number One at Heighington Station, near Newton Aycliffe. Picture: Google Street View

Man glassed in Locomotion No1 pub in Newton Aycliffe

JOINING FORCES: Vinnie Jones with Chief Inspector John Heckels

Footballer turned Hollywood hard man Vinnie Jones tackles crooks with Northumbria Police

JAILED: Clockwise from top left, Anthony Cooper, Christopher Burton, Damian Mottram, Jonathan Lockey

Darlington boxer Chris 'HighTower' Burton jailed for threatening to slice up drug dealer

Ann Marie Cockburn, daughter of Ann Heron, at Aeolian House, where her mother was murdered 25 years ago to the day. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Ann Heron Murder: 'After all this pain we deserve closure' - daughter's appeal in room mother was found dead

APPEARANCE: Carl Bennett leaves Newton Aycliffe Magistates Court

Bishop fm DJ appears in court over indecent assault charges

JOINING FORCES: Vinnie Jones with Chief Inspector John Heckels

Vinne Jones helps police tackle crime

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information after a male cyclist punched an elderly woman unconscious as she got out her car

Cyclist punched elderly woman unconscious as she stepped out of car

ASSAULT: Police arrest man after McDonalds attack

Teenager headbutted for getting in the way of the straws at McDonalds

Peter Heron speaks to The Northern Echo at his daughter's home in Wynyard. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Peter Heron: 'Police banged on my door to accuse me of murder - and my life was destroyed yet again'

MURDERED: Shane Tunney

Shane Tunney Murder: Ninth arrest in investigation into Norton man's death

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