Balaclava-clad caravan park raider hunted by police

Police are appealing for information after an attempted burglary at a popular North East caravan site.

He appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.we

Punter settles ‘most expensive bet’ after smashing South Shields bookies’ door

A punter who had barred himself from a bookmaker was left with a £1,359 bill after he smashed the glass front door of the shop.

The hedgehog kicked to death at Dalton Park.

Maximum jail terms for animal cruelty should be increased to five years, say charities

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.
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Michael Fox

Perfume thief escapes being ‘scent’ to jail despite 176 previous crimes

A thief returned to the scene of the crime twice in one day to help himself to £150 worth of perfume.


Families’ heartache as vandals trash graves at Hebburn Cemetery

Families have been left heartbroken after vandals trashed around 25 graves at a South Tyneside cemetery.

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Dame Vera Baird OC has welcomed news about funding for support for domestic abuse victims.

Hundreds of domestic abuse victims to be helped through cash boost

Refuge bed spaces and support services are to be funded for the victims of domestic abuse in the North East after a funding award of £660,000.

Police have issued a warning about low grade heroin following three deaths on Teesside.

Three deaths linked to 'low grade heroin' as police issue warning over risk

Police are working alongside other organisations to find the supplier of drugs believed to have caused three deaths.

Liam Botham

Former cricket and rugby star Liam Botham overturns A690 speeding ban

Former cricketer and rugby ace Liam Botham has overturned a road ban for speeding - after an administrative blunder.

Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay Elvis impersonator 230,000 euro for headbutting him in a nightclub. Photo by Press Association.

Ex-Sunderland player Anthony Stokes ordered to pay Elvis impersonator £200,000 after attack

Footballer Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay an Elvis impersonator 230,000 euro for headbutting him in a nightclub.

Gary Kerr, of Redhead Avenue, South Shields, was summonsed for failing to comply with a Prevention of Damage by Pest Act Notice.

Fine mess for untidy five after rubbish build-up in South Tyneside

Five people from South Tyneside are counting the cost after failing to clear rubbish from their properties.

Police have arrested 13 people in two days of action on domestic violence across Sunderland and South Tyneside

Arrests in domestic violence crack-down across Sunderland and South Tyneside

Police have arrested 13 people in two days of action on domestic violence across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

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Alan Day appeared at South Tyneside  Magistrates Court.

South Shields building site burglar caught red-handed

A burglar was caught red-handed trying to steal copper piping from a building site.

Stephen Wilson

Mother discovered partner was convicted paedophile when he was caught at airport

A mum found out her partner was a paedophile when airport officials collared him for breach of the sex offenders register at the end of a family holiday.

Police have reported a big rise in hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

Police report big rise in hate crimes in North East after Brexit vote

The North East saw one of the highest increases in race crime in the country following last summer’s EU referendum, new analysis has shown.

James Arthur

Man glassed X-Factor winner James Arthur in North East pub

A thug has been jailed for smashing a pint glass over James Arthur's head after the singer had a fling with his former girlfriend.
PC Gavin Smith

A Police Interceptors officer has tragically died at the age of just 34

Police are mourning the death of one of their officers who lost his battle with cancer this morning.

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Clayton McKenna appeared at Newcastle Crown Court

Muslim convert carried axe to meeting with father over "religious differences"

A Muslim convert was found carrying an axe through the streets to confront his Christian father over "religious differences", a court heard.
The mosque in Baring Street, South Shields, where the trouble began

Cage fighter dragged through streets by car then brutally beaten after trouble outside Mosque

A cage fighter was driven through South Shields town centre clinging to the side of a car and then savagely beaten after trouble started outside a Mosque on muslim prayer day.

Pupils were able to watch as the police helicopter landed on their school field, before getting the chance to have a look around it and learn about it.

Police helicopter makes flying visit as force reaches out to schoolchildren

A police helicopter made a flying visit to a South Tyneside school as the force reached out to youngsters.

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South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

South Tyneside Magistrates Court cases

The following people have been dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates Court.

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