South Shields yobs targeted by police in anti-social behaviour crackdown

Action has been taken against 15 yobs who have been involved in anti-social behaviour in South Shields.

Newcastle Crown Court.

South Shields yob who attacked former partner is given last chance to stay out of jail

A thug who threw a piece of wood at his former partner and broke her finger has been spared jail.
The alarm was made this morning.

Police called out to King Street in South Shields

Four police cars were deployed to King Street in South Shields this morning after a report of suspicious activity.

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Knife crime rises 14% as downward trend reverses

Knife and gun crime incidents recorded by police rose by more than 10% last year compared with 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
Jordan Watson and James McGonnell were each jailed for three years and four months.

Terrified teenager robbed of his iPhone and swimming kit in knifepoint attack

A terrified teenager had a knife held to his neck while being robbed of his swimming kit as he left a Metro train after visiting a leisure centre.
A newly issued picture of Alice Ruggles.

Soldier found guilty of murdering former girlfriend by cutting open her neck from ear to ear

A soldier has been jailed for life for stalking his ex-girlfriend, breaking into her flat and cutting her neck open from ear to ear.
Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley.

Newcastle United ground raided by HMRC over investigation into transfer activities

Newcastle United boss Lee Charnley has been arrested by officials investigating a suspected income tax and national insurance fraud.
A police car at the scene in Kemble Square

Police name victim as they launch Sunderland murder probe

Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a man in Sunderland as murder.
Newcastle Crown Court.

South Shields yob hurled racist insults at former neighbour and threw hot coffee into his face

An attacker threw hot coffee into a man's face before hurling racist insults at him in a shocking street assault.
MDMA or ecstasy tablets are among the drugs used at a new wave of student "super" parties, say authorities.

Students warned over rise in number of drug-fuelled 'super' parties

A new wave of drug fuelled student "super" parties held in houses could lead to a "perfect storm" of mass casualties, it has been warned.

Drivers warned to watch their speed as tougher fines come into play

South Tyneside drivers are being warned to watch their speeds as tougher penalties come into force.

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Warning that most identity fraud info can come from Facebook

Most of the personal information needed by fraudsters to steal your identity can be found on your Facebook profile, cyber safety experts have warned

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The assault happened in Market Street, Newcastle. Pic: Google Maps.

Man suffers fractured skull after intervening in couple's row

Police are appealing for information on a city centre assault.

One in six motorists admit illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month. Pic: PA.

A sixth of drivers admit still using mobiles despite tougher penalties

One in six motorists admit to illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month, a study has found.

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Newcastle Crown Court.

South Shields cocaine man who forced police to abandon car chase is spared jail

A danger driver who crashed his dad's car into a lamppost after a police pursuit has been spared jail.
Samuel Hill has now been found.

Escaped revenge shooting plotter from South Tyneside arrested

Police have arrested criminal Samuel Hill who was on the run from an open prison.

Serial rapist held pregnant victim at knifepoint and threatened to 'kill her child' if she reported him

A serial rapist targeted a pregnant woman during a series of terrifying attacks while in the UK illegally.

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Shoplifter spat chewing gum in court after being jailed for stealing honey, DVDs and radios

A shoplifter spat his chewing gum in front of magistrates as he was jailed for 51 weeks.

Drivers will face tougher sentences for speeding from today.

Speeding drivers warned over tougher sentences and higher fines

Motorists caught exceeding the speed limit will be hit harder in the pocket and face greater punishment in the courtroom from today.
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