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WARNING: Judge at Durham Crown Court warns defendant David Appleton that any breach could see two-year suspended sentence activated over coming two years

Suspended sentence for man who was pressured to grow cannabis at home

Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham: "No justifiable reason for the police to access journalists' phones"

High Court judge will look into Cleveland Police's use of "snoopers" law to seize phone records

Adam Johnson, 28, arrives with partner Stacey Flounders at Bradford Crown Court

Adam Johnson 'had sexual encounter with 15-year-old girl who idolised him', court told

Father Michael Higginbottom will appear in court next month to face allegations he assaulted the boys while working at St Joseph’s College, in Upholland, near Wigan, in the late 1970s.

Suspended Darlington priest faces historic sex abuse charges

ABUSER: Serial child sex abuser Stanley Simpson, facing possible lengthy, possibly life sentence. Pictured outside Durham Crown Court during 14-day trial which ended today (Friday February 12).

Further 'guilty' verdicts returned by Durham Crown Court jury in trial of serial child sex abuser Stanley Simpson.

Thugs jailed: Lee Colman, Ryan Harrison and Christopher Crossling

Three thugs jailed over terrifying robbery of couple camping in Middlesbrough park

Adam Johnson on trial facing charges of sexual activity with a child

Adam Johnson trial hears alleged victim was teenage Sunderland fan

Durham Crown Court

Neighbour hatched terrifying plan to kill widow after he blamed her for catching fleas

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

Sex abuse claims row: North police bosses slam Met Chief

GUILTY: Stanley Simpson, pictured outside Durham Crown Court, before his conviction for 29 sex offences, including three of rape, involving six child victims, over 20 year period.

Serial child sex abuser warned he could be facing 'life' after convictions for offences involving five boys and a girl

Darlington Police investigate serious assault

Man suffers serious head injury in Darlington assault

Police officers search a young man

Cleveland Police promises improvements after majority of stop and searches ruled unlawful

William Davenport leaves Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court after an earlier court appearance

Owner of historic Windlestone Hall to face trial on fraud and forgery charges

INNOCENT: Jury at Durham Crown Court urged to consider defendant's "innocent" explanations for all, apparently, "sinister" actions.

Jurors told that however "sinister" actions of abuse accused appeared, he had "innocent" account for each complaint.

Suzanne Mathews appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court today

Serial Bishop Auckland thief sent to jail for latest theft

Large quantities of mobile phones, laptops and tablets stolen from Middlesbrough shop

"Biggles" Andrew Wright

Pilot named "Biggles" jailed for smuggling £33.5 million of cocaine into North Yorkshire

Ronald Thexton, one of the six men who pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to conspiracy to commit burglary

Gang of six, including three men from County Durham, admit planning burglary on supermarket

David James Venis

Trio jailed for four years each over robbery terror ride

David Lutz Ward

Paedophile caught with 12,300 indecent images of children was released early after being jailed for trying to film himself raping baby

Naked women used to blackmail men across the North-East in explicit internet scam

Naked women used to blackmail men across the North-East in explicit internet scam

Inspector Steve Kappell with the machetes and cash seized during a raid in Hartlepool

Machetes, drugs and cash seized in police raid

JAILED: Duane Birdsall

Burglar who tried to raid his mother's flat was caught by his own sister

Teesside Crown Court

Judge commends police officers who tackled man with firearm

STABBING: Defendant Craig Ivey was arrested after a "stand-off" following the stabbing at parents' home, Durham Crown Court told.

Secure hospital order imposed on man who stabbed father in domestic incident

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


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