Perverted plumber performed sex act in woman's home after having duplicate key cut

A pervert plumber got a secret key cut to a customer's home and used it to go in and masturbate over her clothing while she was at work.

Story Book, Boldon

Drug user went on spending spree with worker’s bank card after burgling popular pub

A drug user was spared jail term for burgling a pub before going on a booze and cigarettes spending spree with a bank card stolen during the raid.

John Davidson, chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board which checks on HMP Durham.

Independent checks praise HMP Durham for ‘clear’ future vision

A jail which has become a remand centre for almost 1,000 prisoners is being ‘well run and well managed‘, according to an independent monitoring team.

Northumbria Police have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to.

Appeal to trace man following robbery outside South Shields bank

Police officers investigating a robbery in which a cash box was stolen have released an image of a man they want to trace.

Picture c/o Google Streetview

Cash machine blown up in North East town

Thieves have blown up a cash machine four months after a similar raid obliterated an ATM in the same town.

Police at the scene of the knife point robbery in King Street

Police continue hunt for knife raider after robbery outside South Shields bank

Police are hunting a knifepoint raider who escaped with a cash box after threatening a security guard in South Shields town centre.


Robbers steal cash box from security guard outside South Shields bank

A security guard has been robbed of a cash box after being threatened with a knife outside a South Shields bank.
England and Durham cricketer Ben Stokes, 26, leaves Bristol Magistrates' Court where he was told he will face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub. Photo by the Press Association.

Durham cricketer Ben Stokes to face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub

England cricketer Ben Stokes will go on trial at a crown court over an disturbance outside a nightclub.
Norman Gibbs ouside court

Man’s sex text shame costs him his home after he’s snared by Guardians of the North

A man has been banned from unsupervised contact with kids after being snared by an online child sex protection group.

Pat McDougall

Families torn apart by knife crime call for parents to get behind police in blades crackdown

Two families whose lives were torn apart as a result of knife crime are calling on parents to back a police campaign, by talking to youngsters on the risks of carrying bladed weapons.

Flagg Court Medical Centre

Doctor suspended after changing notes following patient’s death

A South Tyneside GP has been suspended for a year for falsifying notes on a patient who died days after he gave her an incorrect diagnosis.

Prince Edward Road, South Shields

Police appeal after elderly woman hit by car in South Shields

Police have appealed for help after an elderly woman was hit by a car in South Shields.

Thomas Dodds at South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Trusted repair man smashed up gaming machines and stole cash while drunk

A man trusted to carry out repairs to a South Tyneside pub smashed up gaming machines and stole hundreds of pounds while drunk, a court has heard.

McDonalds in Boldon

Banned driver in dressing gown caught making trip to McDonald’s

A dressing gown-clad motorist took a late-night road trip to McDonald’s despite already being banned from driving.

Acting Inspector Steve Prested

Police launch crackdown targeting people armed with knives in South Tyneside

A police crackdown is being launched to highlight the risks of carrying knives.

Reece Elliott.

South Shields school death threat troll is back behind bars

A Facebook "troll" who was jailed over threats to shoot American schoolchildren is back behind bars for a cruel social media scam he hoped would let him "retire early".
Angie Comerford, left, and Jo Durkin of Hebburn Helps following a previous break-in in June last year.

Anger after break-in at Hebburn food bank site

Callous thieves have tried to break into a lifeline food bank site in South Tyneside.


Investigations continue after biker dies in off-road barrier smash

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a motorcyclist was killed when his machine hit a metal barrier in an off-road smash.

Tom Fry and Pc Steve Chappell

Police reunite stolen birds with South Shields owner

A pensioner says he is “over the moon” after some of his pigeons which were stolen from the garden of his South Shields home have been recovered by police.

The scene of the tragedy outside Missoula in Durham City. Credit: PA.

Police name female student who died in an apparent crushing incident outside nightclub

A student who died following an incident in Durham last night has been named.
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