Hunt for robber who targeted cash delivery van

The Northern Echo:

11:31am Monday 1st September 2014

A ROBBER has stolen a substantial amount of money following an early morning raid on a cash delivery van in Hartlepool this morning (Monday, September 1).

Man hurt in disturbance

The Northern Echo: Witness appeal (8875381)

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN needed hospital treatment after being hit with a piece of wood during a disturbance.

Six charged over 43 house burglaries worth 'tens of thousands'

The Northern Echo: Durham Police

4:36pm Friday 29th August 2014

SIX people have appeared in court charged with conspiring to burgle 43 houses, stealing jewellery and cash worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Man jailed over street violence in home village

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

6:39pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN said to be disliked by some members of his local community was today (Friday August 29) jailed following violence in the street where he lived.

Police not always recording crime accurately, says official inspector

6:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CLEVELAND and North Yorkshire Police forces have been rebuked for failures in the way they record crime.

Benefit fraud 'paid for home improvements'

5:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A DISABLED man fraudulently claimed almost £20,000 in pension credits which he spent on home improvements, a court was told.

Vulnerable elderly man's home targeted by couple

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

6:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN under the influence of a prescribed sedative stole personal items from the home of an elderly neighbour, a court heard.

Grandfather accused of 1970s abuse of boy described as a "gentleman of good character"

The Northern Echo:

2:52pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GRANDFATHER accused of abusing a boy at his farm in the 1970s has been described as "a very straightforward and honest man" with "a strong moral base".

Six arrested in dawn drug raids across County Durham and Wearside

The Northern Echo:

1:15pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX people have been arrested for suspected drugs and money laundering offences this morning.

Armed robber fled when store owner threw newspapers at him

The Northern Echo: Mike Barnes and partner Wendy Swords of The Little Shopper, in Evenwood, who threw bundle of newspapers at would-be robber.

6:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOULD-BE store robber fled empty-handed when confronted by the joint owner, who flung a pile of newspapers in his direction.

Teenager threatened with knife during Newton Aycliffe off licence robbery

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

1:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TEENAGE shop assistant was threatened with a knife during a robbery at an off licence on Bank Holiday Monday.

Suspended sentence for lorry driver who hit and killed Darlington cyclist

The Northern Echo:

9:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LORRY driver whose careless driving resulted in the death of a cyclist and father-of-three has been given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for two years.

Young woman jailed for sexual activity with teenage boy

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

6:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YOUNG woman who admitted sexual activity with a teenage boy has been jailed for a year.

Police seek help in hunt for flasher

The Northern Echo: Witness appeal (8875381)

5:38pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE are hunting a flasher who jumped out of bushes as a woman walked past.

Man set himself on fire over jail fears, court told

5:37pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A MAN who set himself on fire while fearing he could be jailed for a knife-carrying incident has appeared in court for the original offence.

Scheme to help women stealing food to feed families declared a success

The Northern Echo: BIG SUCCESS: Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, who is pictured here talking to shoppers in Newton Hall, Durham, says the scheme to tackle shoplifting is a big success.

6:02pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HELPING rather than prosecuting women caught stealing food to feed their families is reducing reoffending, says a North-East police commissioner.

Knifepoint robbery at Sainsbury's in Redcar

The Northern Echo:

12:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A KNIFEPOINT robbery took place this morning at a Sainsbury’s store in Redcar in which a thief stole cigarettes and a quantity of cash.

Two Cleveland Police dogs to be destroyed following attacks

The Northern Echo:

11:19am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CLEVELAND police dog has been put down after biting a handler while another of its dogs will be destroyed after attacking a pensioner who died days later.

Northumbria Police may have wrongly classified rape cases as "no crime", it is revealed

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police chief constable Sue Sim

6:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

NORTHUMBRIA Police wrongly classified some rape cases as “no crime”, it has been revealed.

Police appeal after man tries to get 16-year-old girl into car

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

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a middle-aged male driver who tried to get her into his car.

Hundreds of police staff investigated over misuse of social media

12:03am Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE officers and staff posted racist and threatening comments and uploaded pictures of colleagues in compromising positions on social networking sites, research has revealed.

Hartlepool man jailed after causing life-threatening injury to baby

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

7:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MAN who caused a life-threatening injury to a baby was jailed after being branded callous and remorseless by a judge.

Five years jail for fraudster who fleeced wealthy divorcee

The Northern Echo: JAIL SENTENCE: David Graham

5:59pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A FRAUDSTER who fleeced a wealthy divorcee of cash and forged documents in order to lay claim on her expensive detached home has been jailed for five years.

Appeal after ancient armour stolen from church

The Northern Echo: TENT FIRE: Northumbria Police investigate incident where noxious substance was poured on tent and set alight

1:33pm Saturday 16th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after ancient armour was stolen from a church in Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Twelve arrested and stolen property and drugs seized in raids

The Northern Echo: TENT FIRE: Northumbria Police investigate incident where noxious substance was poured on tent and set alight

1:02pm Saturday 16th August 2014

POLICE have arrested 12 people and seized suspected stolen property and controlled drugs as part of an operation tackling burglary.

Police crackdown on burglary

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

3:46pm Friday 15th August 2014

POLICE are cracking down on opportunist burglars.

Alan is police boss Hogg's new chief

The Northern Echo: Alan Reiss

3:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

A POLICE commissioner has appointed a new chief of staff.

Lorry driver accused of causing death of Murton trucker appears in court

The Northern Echo: Andrew Nimmo from Murton with his fiancée and partner of two years Janinne Lesley, also 24, and her daughter Laylah Hope, 5.

2:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

A LORRY driver accused of being responsible for a fatal crash on the A19 more than a year ago has appeared in court.

Crime commissioner to hold public consultation on 'Community Remedy'

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

1:58pm Friday 15th August 2014

THERE is still time for members of the public to give their views on how low-level crime should be dealt with.

Baird demands end to child grooming 'loophole'

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

1:35pm Friday 15th August 2014

A POLICE commissioner has called on the Government to do more to protect young people from grooming.

Long running feud sees Coxhoe foster carer in Spennymoor pub fight

The Northern Echo: Kieran Gough struggled with court guards after being jailed for watching dogs kill a fox

11:56am Friday 15th August 2014

A LONG-TERM foster carer attacked a man in a pub because of a long-running feud between them.

Police force defends officers' fitness record

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

6:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A POLICE force has dismissed claims it is the least fit in the country after a national standards body claimed more than 16 per cent of its officers had failed fitness tests.

Danger drivers caught from YouTube videos

6:31pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SEVEN drivers have been convicted of motoring offences after police spotted racing videos on YouTube.

Panel needs new recruits

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

5:44pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to play a key role in reducing crime and improving community safety.

16-year-old missing from Teesside found safe and well

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

12:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A 16-year-old who went missing from Teesside has been found safe and well.

Suspended sentence for banned motorist caught driving while disqualified for the sixth time

The Northern Echo: CHOCOLATE THIEF: Ian Mulholland, 42, from Darlington stole chocolate to survive, court hears

5:28pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A PROLIFIC offender has been handed a suspended sentence after he was caught driving while disqualified for the sixth time.

Jail for three strikes burglar

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Dean Knight.

5:16pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SO-CALLED “third strike” burglar has been jailed by a judge for two-and-half years.

Two men refused bail by magistrates after being charged with rape of woman outside Northallerton's Club Amadeus

The Northern Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO men have been refused bail after both were charged with the rape of a woman outside a night club.

Priest further bailed in fraud investigation

The Northern Echo: Ftr John Reid (9199731)

3:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A ROMAN Catholic priest arrested on suspicion of fraud has been granted police bail for a further two months.

Trading standards officers warning on free trials

2:46pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TRADING standards officers in the region are warning against online "free trials" when shopping online.

Three Darlington men in court accused of holding a vulnerable woman with learning difficulties against her will

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Peterlee Magistrates' Court

5:13pm Monday 11th August 2014

THREE men have appeared in court charged with false imprisonment after allegedly holding a vulnerable woman with learning difficulties against her will.

Rural crime costing North £4.4m a year

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

4:33pm Monday 11th August 2014

RURAL crime has shot up across the North - costing an estimated £4.4m last year.

Sex probe arrests reach 117

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

6:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

POLICE have now arrested 117 people as part of a major investigation into sexual exploitation.

Region's police commissioners join together to back petition to help victims of domestic abuse

The Northern Echo: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger

6:10pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE region’s three elected Police and Crime Commissioners have joined forces to try to persuade the Government to stop means testing victims of domestic abuse.

Men arrested by armed police at Wolviston Services

The Northern Echo: POLICE INCIDENT: Police, including armed officers, deal with an incident on the A689 near to Wolviston services. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:39pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN INTELLIGENCE-LED operation led to the dramatic arrest of two men by armed police earlier today (Friday, August 8).

Conman jailed for robbing elderly women

The Northern Echo: Durham Crown Court

3:01pm Friday 8th August 2014

A CONMAN who stole from two women in their 80s has been jailed for nearly two years.

Northumbria Police and Crime commissioner calls for tougher action against legal highs

2:51pm Friday 8th August 2014

NORTHUMBRIA Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has called on the Government to take firm action against anyone selling so-called legal highs.

Man charged with attempted murder and arson after Darlington flat fire

The Northern Echo:

2:22pm Friday 8th August 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life following a fire which left a woman with serious burns.

Borneo deaths latest: 'Case solved', says police chief investigating stabbing of Newcastle Uni students

The Northern Echo:

10:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

FOUR men arrested over the murder of two British medical students who were stabbed in Borneo after a row in a bar have admitted the crime, a police chief has said.

Police boss blames welfare reforms for 35% increase in shoplifting claiming cuts victims are 'stealing to survive'

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

6:32am Thursday 7th August 2014

A POLICE commissioner has blamed the Government’s welfare reforms for a 35 per cent jump in shoplifting, claiming thieves are “stealing to live”.



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