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South Shields garage boss told police he had nothing to do with discovery of Sunderland man in shallow grave, hears court

A garage boss initially denied that he had anything to do with one of his employees being found in a shallow grave, a murder trial was told.
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New upskirting law plans are welcome - but need to go further to tackle 'fakeporn' and voyeurism, says Durham academic and campaigner

Planned new laws to criminalise upskirting are welcome - but could go further, a leading academic expert has argued.

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Cresswell Caravan Park, Northumberland.

Body found in shallow grave had 32 separate sites of injury, court told

A man found dying in a shallow grave at a remote beauty spot had 32 separate sites of injury on his body, murder jurors have heard.

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A dispute is said to have broken out between the pair at Cresswell Tower holiday park.

Woman tells murder trial about final conversation with ex-boyfriend before his death

A woman has told a murder jury about a final telephone conversation she had with her ex-boyfriend before he was found dying and naked in a shallow grave.
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The woman met the rapist on the dating site Plenty of Fish

South Tyneside woman raped by internet dating site fiend

A woman from South Tyneside became the victim of a serial sex attacker she met on the dating website Plenty of Fish

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There has been a drop in te number of solved crimes

Shocking figures show fewer than 7% of burglars, robbers and arsonists caught and convicted in South Tyneside

Shocking crime figures show the number of solved cases for some crimes in South Tyneside is less than 7%.

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Mr Bonner's body was found in a freshly dug grave, covered with tree roots.

Walker led police to dying man in shallow grave after hearing 'snoring' sounds, court told

A walker led police to a dying man who had been dumped in a shallow grave after he heard "snoring" sounds coming from remote woodland, murder jurors have heard.
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‘Embarrass’ fly-tippers into changing their ways, says councillor

‘Embarrass’ fly-tippers into changing their ways, says councillor

Fly-tippers, dog foulers and litter louts in South Tyneside should be embarrassed into changing their ways, a councillor has said.

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Thomas Hoare was jailed at Jedburgh Sheffif Court

Rapist convicted of South Shields attack sent back to prison after breaking court order

A child rapist who struck in South Tyneside 18 years ago has been jailed in Scotland for breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

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The court heard a row between the pair broke out during a visit to Creswell Towers holiday park.

South Tyneside businessman denies murdering Sunderland employee

A garage worker died 16 days after his boss "choked the life from him" then dumped him in a shallow grave at a remote seaside beauty spot, murder jurors have heard.
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One of the attacks happened near Fellgate Metro Station

Man cleared of two South Tyneside sex attacks

A sex offender who said he was accused of two attacks on lone women due to "mistaken identity" has been cleared of all charges.

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The new law came into force last April.

Hundreds of North East children targeted by internet groomers in last year, figures show

A charity has revealed the shocking number of North East children targeted by internet perverts since a new anti-grooming law came into force a year ago.

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The laws on driving with an England flag on your car

The World Cup is upon use once more, with an army of England fans keen to get behind our national team.

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The trial is taking place at Newcastle Crown Court.

Sex offender claims 'mistaken identity' over attacks on women

A sex offender accused of two attacks on lone women has told jurors he has been put on trial due to "mistaken identity".

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National Victims Association's 21st annual conference at The Little Haven Hotel, South Shields.

Families of loved ones lost at the hands of killers gather for victims' conference

The loved ones of those lost through murder and manslaughter have gathered to bring their voices together in a conference which is fighting for change.

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.

Police Commissioner supports greater protection for victims of revenge porn and upskirting

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a campaign for victims of revenge pornography and upskirting to be better protected by the law.

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Scott Sehman.

Man may be jailed after Japanese Akita dog mauled woman's face

A man has admitted being in charge of a dog that viciously mauled a woman's face.
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England flags

Police tell fans 'fly your England flag with pride during World Cup' - officers quash myth they ask for St George's cross to be removed

Police have moved to end the myth that they tell fans to take England flags down during football tournaments - and urged people to fly the St George's cross with pride during the World Cup.
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Tory MP blocks bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence

A bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence has been blocked by a Tory MP.
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Cars taped off in Baring Street, South Shields.

Police called to a disturbance in South Tyneside

Police were called to a disturbance in a South Tyneside street today.

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