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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

GENTLE: Harry Campbell

Man denies torturing disabled pensioner and tells court he panicked and stole victim's car

ATTACK: An Alsation.

Appeal after Sunderland dog attack on pet and man

ONLINE: An image from North Yorkshire Police's Keep it to your Selfie campaign

Keep it to your Selfie campaign urges teenagers to stay safe online

Jury in girls' murder trial discharged

Jury in girls' murder trial discharged

Home Office admits funding formula for police forces is "unfair"

Home Office admits funding formula for police forces is "unfair"

STABBING: A grassed area near Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe, close to where a stabbing took place. Picture: TOM BANKS

Investigations continue after 15-year-old stabbed in Newton Aycliffe

The parade of cadets at the weekend

Cadets first pass-out parade is first for Durham

Missing Lee Ray, who was last seen in Redcar

"Vulnerable" man missing from home in Redcar

ARSON: Cleveland Police are investigating of a series of deliberate fires in North Ormesby.

Spate of arson attacks investigated by police

AWARDS: Charity to honour those who work to help offenders avoid returning to the region's prisons

Charity awards to honour those who work to cut offending

KILLER: David Hodgson

Jenny's killer David Hodgson tried in vain to cover tracks

THUG: Andrew Foulds grins and jokes as he leaves court after the judge spared him a prison sentence

Grinning thug who fractured girlfriend's skull after she ended relationship walks free

Anne Lakey, left, arrives at Teeside Crown Court for sentencing accompanied by her daughter Elanor Lakey

Disgraced head Anne Lakey weeps as she is jailed for eight years for underage sex with two schoolboys

FRAUD CHARGE: Christopher Watson has appeared in court charged with an alleged fraud at Bannatynes

Darlington man in court over alleged £8m Bannatyne fraud

'MORE' VICTIMS: Anne Lakey

Police believe there could be more victims of "dirty pervert" head

JAILED: Anne Lakey

Anne Lakey's victims tell of lasting damage she caused

Youth charged with knifepoint rape of woman in city centre park

Youth charged with knifepoint rape of woman in city centre park

WARNING: Durham Constabulary

New scam targets new businesses

RURAL: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Time running out to complete rural crime survey

COURT: The CPS North-East is responsible for a drop in performance at magistrates' courts, a follow-up inspection has found

CPS North-East criticised in report


Nationally-acclaimed headteacher Anne Lakey found guilty of underage sex with teenage boys

WOMAN FOUND: Northumbria Police have discovered an injured woman inside a Sunderland house who was earlier seen being bundled into a car

Woman found injured after being seen bundled into a car

CAMPAIGN: left to right Jim Allen and Kate Algate, from Neighbourhood Watch, Susie Blake and Chief Supt Graham Hall, of Durham Constabulary, and Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg

Neighbourhood Watch recruited to take on phone fraudsters

YOUNG RECRUITS: North Yorkshire Police is inviting teenagers to join its trial cadet unit

Police force set to launch cadet unit pilot scheme

APPEAL: Police appealing for witnesses to incident in Dipton Woods

Runner bitten after being cornered by dogs

Investigation launched after rape in Newcastle

Woman attacked and raped as she walked through city centre park

Police at the house where a three-week-old baby was bitten by a dog

Police name three-week old baby boy killed by family dog

VILE: Andrew Iveson

'Vile' paedophile from Richmond jailed for 20 years

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