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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'

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

MURDERED: Shane Tunney

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

25 years on from the murder of Ann Heron, husband Peter Heron who was charged with the murder in 1990 but never convicted speaks to The Northern Echo from his daughter's home in Wynyard. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

'I'm not the man who got away with it,' says husband of unsolved murder victim Ann Heron

VICTIM: Ann Heron, who husband, Peter, was once charged with her murder - a crime which remains unsolved 25 years on

'It was a normal, working day...until I went home and found my wife dead on the living room floor'

COST: Idyllic - yet the cost of countryside crime is rising.

Quad bikes and farm machinery in criminals' sights as rural crime soars

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath

Ted Heath: Former prime minister accused of child sex abuse

PETITION: PCC Ron Hogg will not sign cannabis petition

PCC Ron Hogg will not sign petition to legalise cannabis as activists declare war on prohibition

AWARENESS: A new interactive website has been launched in County Durham in a bid to raise awareness of rural crime.

Website hopes to tackle rural crime

DANGER DRIVER: Matthew Dale

'Trying to kill himself' - young driver who tore through Spennymoor at 90mph

CLEARED: Lee Renton

Pair cleared of stealing elderly cancer sufferer's pension money

JUNCTION PUB: Woman had been here. Pic: Google Street View

Rapist who attacked woman, 34, in Middlesbrough hunted by police

GUILTY: Liam Lyburd

Teenager guilty of planning mass murder at North-East college

CHILLING: Images of Lyburd released to the court

Liam Lyburd - the loner who planned mass murder

HANDGUN: The Glock semi-automatic handgun found in Liam Lyburd's home

How did a reclusive social misfit get his hands on a powerful Glock handgun?

MOVING: Alan Barnes when he got the keys to the house.

'I've had a calling from God' says mugged Alan Barnes as he sells house funded by well-wishers

The scene of the crash outside the Grand Electric Hall pub in Cheapside, Spennymoor

Driver who caused horrific Spennymoor crash behind bars

WANTED: The women police want to speak to.

Do you know these women? Police seek pair following Newcastle club assault

GUILTY: Ernest Goult

Three-year football ban for Boro fan, 72, who aimed racist abuse at Blackburn players

JAILED: Anthony Whittaker

Hit-and-run killer driver back behind bars after police chase in stolen vehicle

DISAPPOINTING: Insp Wendy Tinkler

More than 100 arrested during summer drink-drive crackdown

MANHUNT: Police are hunting an armed robber who is believed to have struck twice

Two armed robberies in ten minutes - police link Gateshead raids

STOLEN: Falklands War medals

Desperate plea for return of stolen Falklands War medals

BOMB PLOT: Tanvir Hussain

Liquid bomb plot terrorist Tanvir Hussain wins legal challenge over segregation at Durham prison

E-FIT: The woman being sought.

Woman who tried to get into pensioner's home sought by police

GMB says Sodexo planning to lay off probation staff

Probation jobs under threat in North-East, warns union

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd

I had 'kill bag' because it was Halloween, Newcastle College plot accused tells court

ON TRIAL: Liam Lyburd at a previous hearing

Chilling photo released of teenager who 'planned mass murder' at North-East college

JAILED: Defendant Mark Thomas, pictured after his arrest following struggle with officer attending report of pub disorder in Seaham, in May.

Police officer: 'I fought for my life' during beating by pub thug

POLICE STATION: Forth Banks Police Station in Newcastle. Pic: Google Street View

Man dies in police custody - on day figures on deaths in detention are released

INVESTIGATION: Dozens of North-East police officers and PCSOs have been convicted of offences.

Dozens of North-East police officers convicted of crimes

Vix Cooper and Shane Tunney

Girlfriend pleads for information after street attack leaves man in coma

LIFE SENTENCE: Glyn Sullivan

Beaten with iron, choked with pyjama cord and stabbed, now elderly victim sees attacker jailed for life

RESPONSE: A photo tweeted by Durham Road Policing Unit as they travel to one of two incidents involving knives.

Two arrested after knife incident in Coundon

HARM PREVENTION: Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, who is determined to focus police resources on the criminals who produce and distribute drugs such as cannabis

Ron Hogg: 'We're not soft on drugs'

Woman in court for giving drug to friend

Woman in court for giving drug to friend

TIGHT SPOT: The car police pulled over.

In a tight spot - motorist warned for covering lights in hosiery

IN COURT: Newton Aycliffe Magistrates

Alleged Bishop Auckland race attack on disabled man: 37-year-old appears in court

EMERGENCY: The toddler was taken to James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough.

Toddler stable in hospital after ingesting tablet found on playing field

PLANS: Consett Magistrates' Court

MP condemns plan to close North-East courts

MURDER SCENE: Kirkleatham Showground, near Redcar

Drugs, gangs and love rivalries: The murky past at heart of notorious murder

MURDERED: Bryan Scott

Teesside drug dealer killer wins sentence cut

CHARTER: Cleveland Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Yasmin Khan sign an anti honour based violence charter at Teesside University. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Tackling honour based violence high on the agenda

ATTACK: Detective Inspector Matt Murphy-King, of Cleveland Police, at the scene of last week's attack

Police investigating sex attack make appeal for two men to come forward

'WRECKING MACHINE': Matthew Howard

'Wrecking Machine' at heart of cocaine gang brought down by tip-offs

THEFT: Canisters similar to these have been stolen

'Laughing gas' theft puts police on alert

IN COURT: Lee Hopps and Hayley McClory

No regrets for pepper spray pub sex pair after court fine

JAILED: Kenneth Place

Ten years for remorseless West Auckland paedophile who ruined victim's life

Arrest made after knife-point barbers shop robbery

Arrest made after knife-point barbers shop robbery

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