Eight South Tyneside sex offenders who have been sentenced in 2018

Today we look at some of the most worrying crimes in South Tyneside.

Kim Mitchell has bravely come forward to tell her story

South Shields woman abused by PE teacher as a child is denied compensation for her ordeal

A South Shields woman abused by her PE teacher when she was just eight years old has been denied compensation.


‘He could have killed someone’ - shocking damage to young driver’s car in Darron Gibson drink-drive smash

The owner of a car written off after it was hit by ex-Sunderland player Darron Gibson says he has never even had an apology from the footballer.

The spot in Birk Brow where Rod Byers crashed his motorcycle.

Elderly South Tyneside biker killed in crash

Police are trying to trace the family of a South Tyneside pensioner who died in a motorcycle accident.
The law to protecting your home from an intruder.

Legal Eagle: How much force can you use to protect your home from burglars?

Q: I am totally confused. How much force is a person allowed to use to protect their own home from burglars or other intruders?


Ex-Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson facing jail after pleading guilty to drink-driving

Former Sunderland player Darron Gibson could be facing a jail term after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving following a crash on St Patrick’s Day in the city.

Police Federation of Calum Macleod, chairman of the Police Federation in England and Wales, who has said frontline officers are feeling the impact of stretched resources.

Overstretched North East police officers owed 25,000 days off, investigation finds

Fresh fears over staff shortages facing police forces in the North East have been voiced after an investigation revealed officers are owed thousands of unclaimed rest days.
Police in Lord Street on Saturday.

Man in courtover alleged knifepoint robbery in South Shields shop

A man charged with carrying out a daylight robbery of a South Tyneside shop has been sent to crown court for trial.
Facebook was involved in more than half of online grooming cases according to NSPCC figures.

Children as young as two targeted in grooming cases involving Facebook apps

Facebook and apps owned by the social network were used in more than half of online grooming cases, an NSPCC investigation has found.

Police across Europe will be targeting speeding drivers during the week-long campaign.

United effort launched to target speeding drivers

Officers throughout Northumbria Police are joining in a Europe-wide crackdown on speeding drivers.


Revealed: The 23 worst anti-social behaviour hotspots in South Shields

It might not be the most serious crime, but anti-social behaviour on our streets is one of the things that prompts most calls to the police.

TV presenter Anthony McPartlin centre arrives at The Court House in Wimbledon, London, to face charges of drink driving. Pic: PA.

TV star Ant McPartlin fined and banned after admitting being more than twice the drink-drive limit

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 after admitting driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.
Increase in knife crimes

Knife crimes increase in Northumbria Police area over last five years

Recorded knife crimes have increased in the Northumbria Police force area over the last five years, reflecting a national rise in stabbings.

Supt Steve Heatley

Fifteen arrests after Bank Holiday disorder in Sunderland and South Shields

Fifteen people have been arrested after reports of Bank Holiday weekend disorder in Sunderland and South Tyneside.
Neil Acourt. File photo issued by the Metropolitan Police

Former Stephen Lawrence murder suspect jailed for part in South Shields drugs conspiracy ordered to repay £6,000

A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000 reaped from a drug ring or face a further four months behind bars.
Teesside Crown Court

Carer ‘didn’t know drugs were in her outhouse and cannabis farm was in her loft’, court told

A carer denied knowledge of drugs and drug dealing paraphernalia found at her property.

The waste dumped in Moore Lane

Two fined for South Tyneside waste dump offences

A man who runs a waste clearing operation in South Tyneside has been prosecuted for failing to cooperate in an investigation into rubbish dumped in a country lane.

Police are appealing for information after this pink Peugeot 208 was stolen.

Burglars make off with pink car after South Shields house raid

Police are investigating after a South Shields home was targeted by burglars who made off with a pink Peugeot.
The car dealers appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Two South Tyneside car dealers pay price for misleading buyers

Two car dealers in South Tyneside have been prosecuted after misleading buyers.

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