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Mother-of-two caught speeding while she was banned from driving

Depressed banned driver tried to pin speeding conviction on her boyfriend

The man helps himself to the contents of the till during the robbery Teesdale Convenience Store on Teesdale Avenue, Billingham, after threatening the shopworker with a syringe

CCTV: Man threatens shopworker with syringe during robbery

Government minister James Wharton has branded Cleveland Police "rotten" and called for a thorough independent investigation

Claims by minister that Cleveland force is rotten are "misleading and damaging", says temporary chief constable

Daniel Mark Rowland arriving to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court.

Newton Aycliffe driver jailed for causing death of woman who ran into road

Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield, where the Lobster Festival is held

Man wanted for three years in connection with glassing at lobster and champagne event arrested overseas

JAILED: John Campbell, jailed for three years and nine months, mainly for his involvement on Gregg's branch burglaries across the region.

Man jailed for spree of break-ins at Gregg's shops across North-East

Lawrence Ireland arrives at Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Cross-dressing lorry driver jailed for abusing child in 1970s

Pensioner threatened with imitation handgun in Stockton

Pensioner threatened with imitation handgun

The George and Dragon, Norton High Street. Picture: Google Maps.

Pensioner robbed on Norton High Street


Dog walker threatened with baton

Police were joined by dozens of Watch volunteers on Operation Checkpoint.

TV force in major road crime operation - 120 vehicles stopped

Pc Rathband

Rathband negligence claim judgment to be handed down by court

Motorist arrested after police chase in Darlington

Motorist arrested after police chase in Darlington

SPIKED: The prosecution in the trial of Stanley Simpson, at Durham Crown Court, suggest he may have spiked drinks of girls staying over at his home.

Accused denies spiking drinks of young women staying over at his home

Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Cannabis farm with potential value of almost £10,000 found in attic

Marius Chirecea appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

Evenwood thief hooked on heroin fined

'DAD-FIGURE': Durham Crown Court told that defendant Stanley Simpson saw himself as something of a "dad figure".

Alleged serial child abuser denies sexual interest in boys

Dealer caughter near Catterick campus of Darlington College (54574323)

Drug dealer caught outside Catterick college is jailed

Police seized cannabis worth £4m

Three North-East men charged over £4m cannabis haul

A 64-year-old North Yorkshire man has been arrested on suspicion of historic rape and other sexual offences on a teenage girl

Man, 64, arrested over historic rape and sex offences on teenage girl

Darlington man given prison warning over domestic abuse at Teesside Crown Court

Part-time DJ threw partner down the stairs - then told her mother "she did deserve it", court told

Immigration officers and police arrest the brothers

Immigration enforcement officers deport crime wave brothers to Poland

Morris McShane will be sentenced at Teesside Crown Court after admitting string of child sex attacks

Seaham amateur dramatics stalwart admits string of child sex offences

Slavery charges dropped against family at Teesside Crown Court.

'Woman slave' charges dropped against family after court hears alleged victim injured herself

Beehives Stolen from Middlesbrough Allotment. Raymond Robinson is pictured at Whitehouse Allotments, North Ormesby. He has had three beehives stolen.

Thieves have "taken part of my heart away" says dedicated beekeeper after theft of his 6,000 honey bees

Raiders target moorland farms

Raiders target moorland farms

Businesses have been warned that their phone systems could be used by fraudsters.

Businesses warned over telephone exchange fraud

Cleveland Police. (54482263)

Knifepoint robbery in Stockton

Hunt for Stockton arsonist

Hunt for arsonist who torched car in Stockton

Police on the beat

1.98% hike in Durham Police charge - but 50 police and 40 staff could still be lost

CONTROL: Alleged abuse victim told Durham Crown Court he came under the control of defendant Stanley Simpson, who he feared.

Alleged victim told police he was regularly abused by controlling defendant over the course of a year

James and Gillian Wheeler arrive at Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'I did nothing wrong', says Ferryhill man accused of fraud over investment scam

Record number apply for police jobs

Record number apply for police jobs

Diamond engagement ring with more than 50 years' sentimental value stolen in burglary

Diamond engagement ring with more than 50 years' sentimental value stolen in burglary


Anti-social bee-hive-iour

Attempted robbery on road bridge

MESSAGE: Durham Crown Court judge tells defendant Robin Scott the message must go out that men engaging in such behaviour must expect to receive an immediate prison sentence

Man, 67, jailed for online sex chat to what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

A car overturned after failing to stop for police on the A19 near Stokesley. Picture: @OscarRomeo1268

Car crash as driver fails to stop for police on A19

PEEPING TOM: Rory Robertson

Pervert driving instructor apologises to victims after using hidden cameras at Darlington's Dolphin Centre

DIRTY: Chai Wallah Yarm High Street, restaurant shocked a food safety officer who said it was one of the worst cases he had ever seen in more than 20 years.

Yarm restaurant owner jailed for food hygiene in what inspector said was "one of the worst cases in 20 years"

Man, 32, and woman, 29, arrested after stabbing in Darlington

Darlington pair arrested after man, 32, stabbed during 'domestic incident'

CONTRITION: Court told Stephen Hopper, jailed for pub violence after chance meeting with "ex" in Ferryhill pub, now "very sorry" for events that night.

Man jailed for pub violence after confrontation with former partner

Nikki Aldridge has appeared at Consett Magistrates' Court charge with sexual offences

Consett man accused of encouraging underage girls to perform sex acts

Some of the legal high seized by police  (54261208)

Users of legal highs targeted by police

Missing man believed to be in North Yorkshire

The RSPCA shop in Framwellgate Moor, Durham, which has been burgled. Picture: GOOGLE STREET VIEW

RSPCA shop burgled for £200

A drive to recruit more officers to North Yorkshire Police have been announced

Police officer numbers set to increase in North Yorkshire - new investment plans announced

Five people took their own lives in North-East prisons last year  (54147552)

Figures on region's prison suicides released

Craig Jordan Abbott appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today (January 27)

Upset man rammed farmer's car after pet Rottweiler shot for worrying sheep

DRUG-DRIVE: Police arrested low-level heroin dealer Dennis McGowan on suspicion of driving while unfit through drug use.

Jailed: Heroin dealer was "struggling to keep eyes open" at wheel of car when police arrived


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