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Daily Mirror
This is how a tractor joyrider's bizarre night of shame endedBarnes stole a tractor after failing to take a boat which was moored on the Riv
This is how a tractor joyrider's bizarre night of shame ended
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 hours ago
Barnes stole a tractor after failing to take a boat which was moored on the River Tees. Prosecutor Harry Hadfield told Teesside Crown Court: “Barnes started flicking the cigarette lighter and shouting ‘I’m going to torch you’. The stolen... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Paedophile pensioner, 72, gets 20 years after victims break silencereleased from jail, where he had served a sentence for child rape. Bierton, wh
Paedophile pensioner, 72, gets 20 years after victims break silence
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 12 hours ago
released from jail, where he had served a sentence for child rape. Bierton, who later moved to Thirsk, was convicted at Teesside Crown Court of abusing two young girls in the 1980s and 90s. Both were under ten when Bierton first assaulted them... Read more
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Northern Echo
Jail term cut for drug-crazed Darlington man who set fire to house then threw roof tiles at policeserve a minimum of seven and-a-half years before being considered for parole af
Jail term cut for drug-crazed Darlington man who set fire to house then threw roof tiles at police
Northern Echo / Posted 19 hours ago
serve a minimum of seven and-a-half years before being considered for parole after being given an indeterminate sentence at Teesside Crown Court last July for arson with intent to endanger life and affray. But Lord Justice McCombe, sitting with Mr... Read more
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express
JAILED: Teacher mum with rape pictures of tots as young as twohim in his sick fantasies Police found 20 indecent images of children, with 16
JAILED: Teacher mum with rape pictures of tots as young as two
express / Posted yesterday
him in his sick fantasies Police found 20 indecent images of children, with 16 of them in the most serious category. At Teesside Crown Court, Judge Stephen Ashurst told the former senior leadership team member at a Middlesbrough secondary school... Read more
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Northern Echo
'Devious and cunning' paedophile jailed for 20 years for attacks on girlsHe told a jury at Teesside Crown Court that his previous convictions - in 1975
'Devious and cunning' paedophile jailed for 20 years for attacks on girls
Northern Echo / Posted yesterday
He told a jury at Teesside Crown Court that his previous convictions - in 1975 and 1979 - were based on false allegations he was persuaded to admit. His ludicrous claims were dismissed by the jury of seven women and five men, and he was convicted of... Read more
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Northern Echo
"I didn't mean to do it", says man accused of North Yorkshire pensioner's murder5 last year and died from brain injuries four days later. Mr Campbell, who was
"I didn't mean to do it", says man accused of North Yorkshire pensioner's murder
Northern Echo / Posted 2 days ago
5 last year and died from brain injuries four days later. Mr Campbell, who was subject to lengthy cross examination at Teesside Crown Court by prosecutor Paul Mitchell, was accused of leaving Mr Kidson to die and failing to call 999 for an... Read more
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Northern Echo
"Forceful pressure" was applied to dead pensioner's neck, murder trial is told.He admits unlawful killing – claiming the fatal events were an accident – but d
"Forceful pressure" was applied to dead pensioner's neck, murder trial is told.
Northern Echo / Posted 7 days ago
He admits unlawful killing – claiming the fatal events were an accident – but denies murder and is on trial at Teesside Crown Court. Dr Peter Cooper, a Home Office pathologist, who carried out a post mortem, described in detail both internal and... Read more
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Northern Echo
Killer fled to garden shed after retired teacher was attacked, murder trial jury toldbachelor died in hospital in Middlesbrough from brain damage, four days after t
Killer fled to garden shed after retired teacher was attacked, murder trial jury told
Northern Echo / Posted 8 days ago
bachelor died in hospital in Middlesbrough from brain damage, four days after the attack without regaining consciousness, Teesside Crown Court heard. Homeless Campbell, 30 - who had problems with alcohol and drugs - stayed from time to time with... Read more
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Northern Echo
Pensioner accused of sexually abusing girls tells court attacks would have been 'totally impossible' for himThe pensioner told Teesside Crown Court he did touch the girls and admitted it
Pensioner accused of sexually abusing girls tells court attacks would have been 'totally impossible' for him
Northern Echo / Posted 8 days ago
The pensioner told Teesside Crown Court he did touch the girls and admitted it at the time - but there was never any penetration. He denies six charges of indecent assault, two of indecency and three rapes against one girl; and two indecent assault... Read more
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Northern Echo
Homeless man denies strangling 85-old who he claims paid him for sexThe jury at Teesside Crown Court was told on Tuesday that 30-year-old Campbell
Homeless man denies strangling 85-old who he claims paid him for sex
Northern Echo / Posted 9 days ago
The jury at Teesside Crown Court was told on Tuesday that 30-year-old Campbell admits causing the unlawful death of bachelor Mr Kidson, but insists it was an accident. In a tearful telephone call to his brother, Chad, after the attack, Campbell is... Read more
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Northern Echo
Homeless man denies strangling 85-oldThe jury at Teesside Crown Court was told yesterday (Tuesday, April 26) that 30
Homeless man denies strangling 85-old
Northern Echo / Posted 9 days ago
The jury at Teesside Crown Court was told yesterday (Tuesday, April 26) that 30-year-old Campbell admits causing the unlawful death of bachelor Mr Kidson, but insists it was an accident. In a tearful telephone call to his brother, Chad, after the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Thug who left victim with severe brain injuries 'will serve just MONTHS in jail'and wholly blameless Mr Stark - for all of his life-changing injuries - is very
Thug who left victim with severe brain injuries 'will serve just MONTHS in jail'
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
and wholly blameless Mr Stark - for all of his life-changing injuries - is very lucky to be alive." Starling was jailed at Teesside Crown Court The CPS said: "During the prosecution of this case, it became clear that the evidential standard... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Halloween skeleton left a man with a broken back in horror attacklast year. He fell back and cracked his head off the floor with so much force
Halloween skeleton left a man with a broken back in horror attack
Daily Mirror / Posted 15 days ago
last year. He fell back and cracked his head off the floor with so much force that his head “bounced off the ground” Teesside Crown Court was told. In that incident, he lied to police telling them he was the peacekeeper in a brawl in which a... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Paedophile who abused boy, 9, was able to become a primary school governora "keen interest" in pupils. Wright was jailed for 12 years and nine months fo
Paedophile who abused boy, 9, was able to become a primary school governor
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
a "keen interest" in pupils. Wright was jailed for 12 years and nine months for multiple offences when he apeared at Teesside Crown Court this month. Police also found child abuse images on his computer. Neighbours told the Gazette that... Read more
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Northern Echo
62-old "pillar of the community" avoids jail despite £47,000 car wrecking spreeMiddlesbrough scratching dozens of parked vehicles. The hour-long spree starte
62-old "pillar of the community" avoids jail despite £47,000 car wrecking spree
Northern Echo / Posted 16 days ago
Middlesbrough scratching dozens of parked vehicles. The hour-long spree started at about 2.30am on October 20 last year, Teesside Crown Court was told. Prosecutor Chris Baker said he was caught after one owner saw what was happening outside his... Read more
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Northern Echo
Taxi passenger tells murder trial how Shane Tunney refused to save himself and went back to help frienda charge of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent which relates
Taxi passenger tells murder trial how Shane Tunney refused to save himself and went back to help friend
Northern Echo / Posted 18 days ago
a charge of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent which relates to his friend Anthony Kirk, 21. A jury at Teesside Crown Court heard how Mr Tunney flagged down a taxi on the High Street in Norton, near Stockton, in the early hours... Read more
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Northern Echo
Hartlepool teacher who defrauded school trip fund of £15,000 is banned for lifea trip and then keep the extra money the school paid out for trips. The teache
Hartlepool teacher who defrauded school trip fund of £15,000 is banned for life
Northern Echo / Posted 22 days ago
a trip and then keep the extra money the school paid out for trips. The teacher of 21 years was found guilty of fraud at Teesside Crown Court in August, 2015 and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months and was ordered to pay... Read more
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Northern Echo
Gareth Dack appears in court charged with murder of Hartlepool pensioner Norma Bellcharged with the murder of Hartlepool pensioner Norma Bell. Gareth Dack, 32, o
Gareth Dack appears in court charged with murder of Hartlepool pensioner Norma Bell
Northern Echo / Posted 24 days ago
charged with the murder of Hartlepool pensioner Norma Bell. Gareth Dack, 32, of Windermere Road, in the town, appeared at Teesside Crown Court via a video link from Stockton's Holme House Prison. The charge was not put to the defendant during the... Read more
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Northern Echo
CCTV: Norton man Shane Tunney is pelted with rotten food moments before being beaten to deathMr Kirk gave evidence at Teesside Crown Court today and recalled the early morn
CCTV: Norton man Shane Tunney is pelted with rotten food moments before being beaten to death
Northern Echo / Posted 24 days ago
Mr Kirk gave evidence at Teesside Crown Court today and recalled the early morning incident in Norton, near Stockton. He told how he and Mr Tunney were at a cash machine on the High Street when they were pelted with rotten food from above. He said... Read more
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Northern Echo
Pal tells Shane Tunney murder trial: 'We didn't want any trouble'Mr Kirk gave evidence at Teesside Crown Court today and recalled the early morn
Pal tells Shane Tunney murder trial: 'We didn't want any trouble'
Northern Echo / Posted 25 days ago
Mr Kirk gave evidence at Teesside Crown Court today and recalled the early morning incident in Norton, near Stockton. He told how he and Mr Tunney were at a cash machine on the High Street when they were pelted with rotten food from above. He said... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Chilling CCTV captures final moments of man 'beaten to death in street'Tunney and his girlfriend To amuse themselves they were throwing food off the
Chilling CCTV captures final moments of man 'beaten to death in street'
Daily Mirror / Posted 25 days ago
Tunney and his girlfriend To amuse themselves they were throwing food off the roof onto people using the cashpoint below, Teesside crown court heard. Shane tried to make them stop but as he and his friend walked away a member of the gang gave the... Read more
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International Business Times
Shane Tunney 'kicked to death' after asking teenagers to stop throwing food at people after he and a friend challenged the group in the early hours of 27 June 2015.
Shane Tunney 'kicked to death' after asking teenagers to stop throwing food at people
International Business Times / Posted 27 days ago
after he and a friend challenged the group in the early hours of 27 June 2015. Prosecutors during the trial held at Teesside Crown Court are accusing seven 16-18-year-olds of murder claiming that they punched, kicked and stamped on Tunney... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man beaten to death in the street for asking gang of teens to stop throwing foodof June 27th last year. To amuse themselves they were throwing food off the ro
Man beaten to death in the street for asking gang of teens to stop throwing food
Daily Mirror / Posted 27 days ago
of June 27th last year. To amuse themselves they were throwing food off the roof onto people using the cashpoint below, Teesside crown court heard. Shane tried to make them stop but as he and his friend walked away a member of the gang gave the... Read more
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chroniclelive
Paedophile told nurses do not resuscitate behind barsunder 13, a court was told when he was sentenced. He offered his apologies thr
Paedophile told nurses do not resuscitate behind bars
chroniclelive / Posted 27 days ago
under 13, a court was told when he was sentenced. He offered his apologies through his defence barrister in 2006, who told Teesside Crown Court: “It’s been made clear to him he’s no longer welcome back in Hartlepool.” The Police and Probation... Read more
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Northern Echo
Neighbour reported Darlington paedophile to police after hearing drunken confessionLawson's wife knew about the abuse but never went to the police about it, prose
Neighbour reported Darlington paedophile to police after hearing drunken confession
Northern Echo / Posted 27 days ago
Lawson's wife knew about the abuse but never went to the police about it, prosecutor Ian West told Teesside Crown Court. It was not until she had been drinking with friend Leanne Beck at the couple's home that the secret emerged in December... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Cabbie loses his license after recording sexual encounter with a passengerthe woman, 30, whose identity is unknown, to a 24-hour gas station where she bo
Cabbie loses his license after recording sexual encounter with a passenger
Daily Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
the woman, 30, whose identity is unknown, to a 24-hour gas station where she bought two bottles of wine and sandwiches. Teesside Crown Court heard how the woman then asked Ali to carry her bags into the house and invited him to stay, which the... Read more
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Northern Echo
Shane Tunney beaten to death by 'savage' teens for asking them to stop throwing food, court tolda jury was told. To amuse themselves they were throwing rotten food off the ro
Shane Tunney beaten to death by 'savage' teens for asking them to stop throwing food, court told
Northern Echo / Posted 28 days ago
a jury was told. To amuse themselves they were throwing rotten food off the roof onto people using the cashpoint below, Teesside Crown Court heard. Mr Tunney tried to make them stop but as he and his friend walked away a member of the gang gave... Read more
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Northern Echo
Shane Tunney "beaten to death after row with youths who threw rotten food at him and friend"Seven teenagers from Stockton went on trial at Teesside Crown Court this mornin
Shane Tunney "beaten to death after row with youths who threw rotten food at him and friend"
Northern Echo / Posted 28 days ago
Seven teenagers from Stockton went on trial at Teesside Crown Court this morning accused of what prosecutors described as the "brutally savage" killing. Mr Tunney, a car valeter, died in hospital a month after suffering severe head injuries in the... Read more
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holdthefrontpage.co.uk
Revealed: How murder trial collapsed because of Facebook commentsColin George in a piece published on its website yesterday. He revealed that o
Revealed: How murder trial collapsed because of Facebook comments
holdthefrontpage.co.uk / Posted 28 days ago
Colin George in a piece published on its website yesterday. He revealed that on the third day of the original trial at Teesside Crown Court, the judge, Sir Henry Globe QC, was alerted to more than 500 comments that had been posted about the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum bought her and son one-way ticket to Benidorm without telling his dadrepossessed and had sold her car and a number of household items. Conroy immed
Mum bought her and son one-way ticket to Benidorm without telling his dad
Daily Mirror / Posted 29 days ago
repossessed and had sold her car and a number of household items. Conroy immediately pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court “The father was contacted by the child by text message. He expressed a desire to return and made a... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Son returns from night out to find boozed-up crook burgling family homeburglar’s rap sheet of 61 offences included six previous home burglaries along
Son returns from night out to find boozed-up crook burgling family home
Daily Mirror / Posted a month ago
burglar’s rap sheet of 61 offences included six previous home burglaries along with non-house burglaries. A judge at Teesside Crown Court jailed Robinson for three years Duncan McReddie, defending, said: “His principal and best point is his... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Anger as 500 predatory sex offenders go AWOL from police monitoringa rendezvous in Sedgefield, Co Durham, where he raped and strangled her in 2009
Anger as 500 predatory sex offenders go AWOL from police monitoring
Daily Mirror / Posted 1 months ago
a rendezvous in Sedgefield, Co Durham, where he raped and strangled her in 2009. He was jailed for a minimum 35 years at Teesside crown court the following year. An inquiry in 2011 ruled that Chapman, who should have been checked every three... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man whose bike was stolen jailed after taking law into his own handsQC, told Michael Gatenby that he had been "determined to take the law into your
Man whose bike was stolen jailed after taking law into his own hands
Daily Mirror / Posted 1 months ago
QC, told Michael Gatenby that he had been "determined to take the law into your own hands". Gatenby was jailed at Teesside Crown Court Gatenby was cleared of two charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one of assault... Read more
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chroniclelive
Jimmy Prout death: Murder accused Anne Corbett makes first appearance before crown court judgehis murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The 25-year-old ap
Jimmy Prout death: Murder accused Anne Corbett makes first appearance before crown court judge
chroniclelive / Posted 1 months ago
his murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The 25-year-old appeared before Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC at Teesside Crown Court via video-link this morning. She spoke only to confirm her link during the brief hearing. Jimmy lived... Read more

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