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Watch: Moment pervert turns up to meet 13-year-old girl in Sunderland

This is the moment a pervert was confronted by paedophile hunters after he arranged to a meet a 13-year-old girl.

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Stephen Brown appeared at  South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

South Tyneside prisoner’s obscene letter to adoptive mum

A serving prisoner found himself back in court after writing to his adoptive mother saying how much he wanted to have sex with her.

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Floral tributes outside the Kirkwall Close home of Julie Parkin, 39,  who was stabbed to death.

Floral tributes to teacher Julie 'Jules' Parkin as police continue Sunderland murder probe

Floral tributes and poignant messages have been left outside the home of Sunderland teacher Julie 'Jules' Parkin as police continue their murder investigation.

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Primary school gates turned into shrine to murdered teacher Julie Parkin

Floral tributes have been left at the school where Sunderland teacher Julie Parkin worked.
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Five ways to protect yourself from ID fraud - and 5 things to do it it's too late

Five ways to protect yourself from ID fraud - and 5 things to do it it's too late

Brits are failing to take basic steps to protect themselves from online crime - despite identity fraud now being at record levels.

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A police officer.

Sunderland v Newcastle: Which club was responsible for most arrests on trains last year?

Figures have been released showing how many football-related arrests were made on trains last year.

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The investigation has been looking into the tens of thousands of reports of software service fraud made each year.

Two arrested in South Shields in computer software service fraud probe

Two people have been arrested in South Tyneside as part of an investigation into computer software service fraud.

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Hillsborough. Picture by PA

Ex-police officer David Duckenfield charged with manslaughter and gross negligence over Hillsborough Disaster

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
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Police outside the house in Kirkwood Close, Castletown, where Julie Parkin was found dead.

Tributes flood in to tragic Sunderland teacher Julie Parkin

Tributes have been pouring in to tragic teacher Julie Parkin, who was found stabbed to death in Sunderland.
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West Boldon Primary School. Copyright Google Maps.

School head pays tribute to murdered teacher

A headmaster has paid tribute to a popular teacher who was stabbed to death.

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The police front desk service based at Hebburn Central is set to close

Police to close front desk service for Hebburn residents

Councillors have hit out at police plans to close down a “face to face’ meeting point with the public in South Tyneside.

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The scene of a murder at  Kirkwall Close, Sunderland.

Murder investigation continues after teacher found fatally stabbed at Sunderland home

Detectives are continuing the murder investigation launched after a mum was stabbed to death at a Sunderland home.

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Changes to Northumbria Police front offices announced in wake of cuts

Changes to Northumbria Police front offices announced in wake of cuts

Northumbria Police has announced it is making changes to the opening times of some stations following cuts.

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West Boldon Primary School. Copyright Google Maps.

School expresses sadness at ‘sudden death’ of teacher

A school is in mourning after the tragic death of a popular teacher found stabbed to death at her home.

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Newcastle Crown Court

Pervert snared after arranging to meet schoolgirl outside Greggs in Sunderland

A pervert almost collapsed on camera while being confronted by paedophile hunters when he tried to meet a 13-year-old girl.
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New Road in Boldon Colliery. Image copyright Google Maps.

Police thank concerned caller after fears for distressed woman

A woman who sparked a police alert after she was spotted in a distressed state has assured police she is safe.

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Ann Corbett and Zahid Zaman, top, have been found guilty of the murder of James Prout. Myra Wood and Kay Rayworth, bottom, all Percy Main, were found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult.

Torture pair who forced victim to eat his own testicle are jailed for life

Two torturers are starting life sentences after a murder victim was forced to eat his own testicle during a violent campaign in the weeks before his death.

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Police officers outside Asda in South Shields during the incident.

Gun alert sparks police call out to South Shields Asda store

Armed police were deployed after reports men had been seen in South Shields town centre with a gun.

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Google. Picture by Yui Mok/PA Wire

Google fined record £2.1 billion for illegally favouring its own shipping service

The European competition watchdog has fined Google 2.42 billion euros (£ 2.1billion) for abusing its dominance as a search engine.
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Police are warning over drugs

Man still in hospital after South Shields drug tragedy

A man who was rushed to hospital in a drugs-related tragedy in South Tyneside remains in a stable condition in hospital, according to police.

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