Police boss Ronn Hogg welcomes drug misuse report

The Northern Echo: DRUG MISUSE: Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg has been a long time advocate of reviewing drugs policy.

5:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CRIME commissioner has welcomed a new study into the government’s approach to drug misuse - labelling it 'long overdue'.

Artist's impression issued of suspect in sex assault of 12-year-old girl

The Northern Echo: Artist's impression of man suspected of carrying out recent sex assault on 12-year-old girl

10:33am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN image of a man sought over a sexual assault on a girl has been issued by police.

Updated police plan for North Yorkshire outlines top priorities

The Northern Echo: Collaborate: North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

4:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire’s crime commissioner wants protecting vulnerable people to be the priority of the county’s police force – and an emphasis on quality and safety over crime statistics.

Search for attempted murder victim's car

4:14pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DETECTIVES investigating an attempted murder believe the victim's car could have been stolen.

North Yorkshire Police hold a gun and ammunition amnesty

2:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMBERS of the public are being asked to hand in any illegally held or unwanted guns and ammunition to police during a firearms surrender fortnight.

Appeal as armed robber with painted face threatens cashier with knife

The Northern Echo:

3:52pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE are investigating after an armed robber with a painted face struck in Darlington this afternoon.

Police issue warning over telephone fraudsters

The Northern Echo:

2:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE are warning the public to be aware of the activities of fraudsters posing as officers in a telephone con attempt.

Criminals get lessons .... in crime

The Northern Echo: ATTACKS: Frankland Prison, near Durham City, has seen an increase of more than 200 per cent

9:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOME of the country's most dangerous criminals will be embarking on pioneering classes behind bars - to learn more about crime.

Man hacked with a machete jumped from bathroom window to escape attackers, court hears

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

3:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN attack victim was hacked with a machete when a long-running family feud erupted into "devastating and savage" violence, a court was told yesterday.

Pensioner fighting for his life after violent assault

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

3:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A PENSIONER is fighting for his life after being found with serious head injuries at a house in an east Cleveland village.

Footage released of school theft suspect

The Northern Echo:

2:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DETECTIVES have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with thefts at a school in Redcar.

Two men arrested following police raids in Bishop Auckland and Shildon

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

7:21pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm following a series of police raids.

Not guilty: Scout leader from Darlington cleared of sexually assaulting boys

The Northern Echo:

3:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCOUT leader has been found not guilty of sexual assaults against boys.

BIKE THEFT: Veteran's daughter appeals for the return of stolen bike

The Northern Echo: (11912922)

4:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE DAUGHTER of a disabled veteran has called on callous thieves to return the modified bike he uses to raise funds for charity.

Suggestion cop killer Harry Roberts carried out bank raid in Darlington in 1960s

The Northern Echo: Harry Roberts

9:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT has been suggested that notorious police killer Harry Roberts may have been responsible for a bank raid in Darlington in the mid-60s.

Appeal after girl, 11, followed home from school in Middlesbrough

8:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN 11-year-old girl was followed by a man who passed her on her way home from school.

Look out for neighbours

The Northern Echo: FRIENDLY WARNING: Residents are asked to be aware of cold callers and look out for their neighbours

5:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

EVERYBODY needs good neighbours and that is the message of a campaign to tackle rogue traders.

Police warning after daylight burglaries in Barnard Castle

The Northern Echo: Durham Police

11:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITNESSES are being urged to come forward after burglars targeted three properties in Barnard Castle yesterday.

Woman said relative was put forward as "independent" witness to small claims hearing, as he was "professional"

The Northern Echo: Ann and Mark Joughin who deny trying to pervert the course of justice prior to, and at county court hearing

6:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE wife of a police officer could not understand why he denied knowing a relative who acted as an “independent expert” for them at a court hearing.

Man released on bail after dog walker savaged near Durham

The Northern Echo:

12:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN whose bulldogs allegedly savaged a fellow dog owner near Durham has been released on police bail.

Police arrest man after fresh dog attack, just weeks after his own arm was ripped off

The Northern Echo:

3:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THIS is the moment a man who had his arm ripped off by his own dogs was led away by police after his animals were at the centre of a fresh incident.

Force silent on racism inquiry

The Northern Echo:

10:51am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLEVELAND Police has refused to say if its Assistant Chief Constable Sean White has been interviewed as part of a probe into racism.

Man defrauded schools after failing to pay fees for child care at nurseries round the region

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

6:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has admitted defrauding nursery schools round the region after repeatedly failing to pay fees for his children.

Gun-toting robbers injure staff member in raid on North-East club

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

12:19pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GUN-toting robbers injured a member of staff in a daylight raid on a North-East social club.

Teenage girl raped in Tyneside churchyard

The Northern Echo:

10:16am Sunday 19th October 2014

A TEENAGE girl was forced into a churchyard and raped by another teenager on Tyneside.

Teenage girl raped in church grounds on North Tyneside

6:13pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DETECTIVES have appealed for information following the rape of a girl in the grounds of a North-East church.

Arrest made after sexual assault in Harrogate

12:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a sexual assault in Harrogate earlier this week.

Police make second arrest after sex assault on girl, 12

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

6:36pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A SECOND person has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl in Newcastle.

Man suffers ear injury after being bitten in attack in Newcastle

6:36pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MAN has been treated for an ear injury after being bitten in an unprovoked attack.

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson clocked speeding after filming in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Jeremy Clarkson

12:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to receive points on his driving licence after being caught speeding after filming in North Yorkshire, he has admitted.

Police to recruit an extra 60 officers

The Northern Echo: OPERATION RELENTLESS: Four arrested in police raids

3:03pm Friday 17th October 2014

A POLICE force is to recruit up to 60 new officers over the next few months.

Schools target child sexual exploitation

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Friday 17th October 2014

THE grooming and sexual exploitation of children in a North-East town hit the headlines recently. LUCY RICHARDSON discovers what is being done to protect youngsters at schools Middlesbrough to ensure it doesn’t become another Rotherham or Oxford.

Police create new use for tax disc holders

The Northern Echo: John Anyon        14/10/14    42147296

PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483612)

10:14am Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE in the North-East are being urged to get behind a new use for the licence disc holders - one which could save lives.

Arrests as horse killed and dumped in North Yorkshire garden

The Northern Echo:

1:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO men have been arrested after a horse was killed and dumped in a garden overnight.

Investigation into suspected paedophile ring at former detention centre responsible for big rise in sexual crimes

8:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A POLICE force says an investigation into a former detention centre for young people is largely responsible for a staggering 185 per cent rise in recorded sexual offences.

Conference to examine experiences of mentally ill crime victims

6:41pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DURHAM’S Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg is calling for better treatment for crime victims who have mental health problems.

Let's talk mental health, says police boss Hogg

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

6:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A POLICE boss is speaking up for people with mental health problems who become victims of crime.

Police staff ballot for strike action over 1% pay offer

The Northern Echo:

10:44am Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE staff in England and Wales, including community support officers and fingerprint officers, are to be balloted for industrial action in protest at a one per cent pay offer.

Police make arrest after 18-year-old is raped in woodland

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

10:07am Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE investigating a rape in Sunderland have made an arrest.

North crime chief slams Judy Finnigan over "not violent" rape claim in Ched Evans case

The Northern Echo: Judy Finnigan: ‘I’d wake up in the morning and everything was grey’

11:02am Tuesday 14th October 2014

NORTHUMBRIA'S police and crime commissioner has added to the criticism of TV presenter Judy Finnigan, who made controversial comments about a high-profile rape case.

Police are looking for witnesses to attempted robbery

The Northern Echo: TV STOLEN: Police are investigating a burglary in Heighington

4:37pm Monday 13th October 2014

POLICE are looking for witnesses to an attempted robbery that took place in Willington on Friday, October 10.

Man dies following assault in Hartlepool last weekend

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

11:18am Sunday 12th October 2014

A MAN has lost his fight for life a week after suffering a violent assault, police have confirmed.

Cleveland Police attempt to recover £500,000 paid to former chief constable Sean Price

The Northern Echo:

2:45pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A DISGRACED chief constable has appeared in court as Cleveland Police attempt to recover more than £500,000 it says he should not have been paid while head of the force.

Woman left frightened after man touches her bottom

The Northern Echo: WOMAN ROBBED: A woman was pushed to the ground and robbed near the Flatts Lane car park near Middlesbrough.

3:44pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A WOMAN was left frightened after a man touched her bottom and tried to get her into a park.

Emergency crews search River Skerne following reports of a body in the water

The Northern Echo: RIVER SEARCH: Emergency crews search the River Skerne, in Darlington Picture: Jack Davidson

7:03pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A TEENAGE boy, who sparked an emergency operation, after climbing into a Darlington river was found safe and well at home.

Life almost ruined after police brand innocent man a sex offender

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

6:03am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A MAN who was twice wrongly branded a sex offender by police has spoken about the devastating effect it has had on his life.

Mother 'installed CCTV at home to catch drug addicted son', court hears

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

8:55pm Monday 6th October 2014

A MOTHER installed CCTV at her home after a number of thefts by her drug addicted son, a court heard.

Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg invites North-East cannabis campaigners to join national debate

The Northern Echo: PENALTY CALL: Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg

3:19pm Saturday 4th October 2014

PRO-CANNABIS campaigners say an invite to share their views with authorities at a major drugs symposium is a step forward in the journey to legalisation.

Family anger at pathetic sentence over rabbit torture

The Northern Echo: Frank Hudson leaves court

12:01am Saturday 4th October 2014

TWO members of a sick animal torture gang have escaped jail despite an online campaign by thousands of pet lovers to have them jailed.

Violent criminal who stabbed a man in the neck in Hartlepool has his sentence increased by three years

The Northern Echo: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger

2:41pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A CRIMINAL who stabbed a man outside a nightclub has had his sentence increased at the Court of Appeal by three years.



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