Bus driver blames mechanical failure for crash which killed pensioner

A bus driver accused of causing the death of a pensioner blames mechanical failure for the crash, a court heard.

Police dog Zeeke with his handler, Pc Vicky Lott. Pic: Northumbria Police.

Injured police dog Zeeke is back on the beat after crashing through a glass door

A brave police dog has returned to work after he injured himself running through a glass door trying to catch a burglar.

The pair used credit cards which were already 'maxed out' to buy large amounts of duty free goods.

Pair spared jail after admitting conning airlines in mid-air duty free scam

Two fraudulent flyers have been spared jail over a cunning mid-air credit card scam.

Eight out of every 100 people have been victims of fraud.

Fraud is most common crime, with one in 10 falling victim

Fraud is now by far the most commonly perpetrated crime - with nearly one in 10 adults falling victim to scams.

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The Nisa shop in Lord Street, South Shields, was broken into on Tuesday night.

Three men charged after night time break in at convenience store

A man will face a burglary charge and two others will answer an allegation they handled stolen goods after a shop was broken into.

The collision happened on Scotswood Road in Newcastle. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man dies as car overturns in late night collision

A 25-year-old man has died after the car he was in crashed into a parked vehicle and overturned.

Calvin Mclellan with daughter Masie-Sue.

Family’s heartache as dad-of-two faces long road to recovery after taxi rank attack

A family have told of their five months of hell after a dad-of-two was the victim of a brutal taxi rank attack.

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The new smart phones being used by Northumbria Police.

New smart phones enable police officers to record crime on the go

Policing has changed forever after officers are allocated smart phones which allow them to record reports of crime whilst on patrol.

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Abusive Metro passengers have been warned that they will be brought to justice.

Abusive Metro passengers warned they will be brought to justice after Hebburn man jailed

Transport bosses have warned abusive passengers they will face the full force of the law after a Hebburn man was jailed.

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Newcasetle Crown Court

Man jailed over baseball bat attack and threats to kill his ex-girlfriend

A brute who vowed to kill his girlfriend because she left him after he attacked her twice has been jailed.

South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

South Shields car thief got punch in the face

A would-be car thief got more then he bargained for when he was caught breaking into two vehicles.

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Shot fired by gunman in attempted armed robbery at Post Office in Sunderland

Police are hunting a gunman and his accomplice after a shot was fired during an attempted armed robbery at a Post Office in Sunderland
South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Man in court after woman's face slashed in alleged attack

A man has appeared in court after a woman suffered slash wounds to her face.

Sam Miller targeted Metro staff

Man attacked Metro ticket inspector’s home after she threw him off train

A man who started an online campaign to "sort out the metro" before targeting two of its staff members has been jailed.

Stock picture of a cat mask. Not the one used in the incident.

Ex-girlfriend wore cat mask and pyjamas for toy weapon drive-by attack in Toyota Yaris

A furious ex-girlfriend wore a cat mask and fired a toy gun into the street during an angry confrontation with her former boyfriend.

South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Man due in court after woman slashed in attack

A woman needed hospital treatment after being slashed across the face in an early morning attack.


Police hunt for woman who stole cash from vulnerable man

Police are hunting a woman who stole money from a vulnerable man in South Tyneside.

Charles Street in Boldon Colliery.

Police investigate early-hours assault in street

An investigation has been launched following an assault in Boldon Colliery.

Station Road in East Bolden where a pensioner was hit by a car.

Pensioner hit by car in East Boldon is in ‘serious’ condition

A pensioner who was hit by a car is in a ‘serious’ condition.

One woman has been taken to hospital following an incident at East Boldon Metro Station.

Woman in hospital after being hit by car near East Boldon Metro Station

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital with 'potentially life threatening' injuries after being hit by a car.
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