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Northern Echo
'We are not dishonest,' former Blair bodyguard tells fraud trialA jury has heard how they took a motorcycling course and had numerous holidays
'We are not dishonest,' former Blair bodyguard tells fraud trial
Northern Echo / Posted 7 hours ago
A jury has heard how they took a motorcycling course and had numerous holidays when Mrs Dodds suffered from a hypersensitive hearing problem. The ex-firearms officer said his wife endured the noise on two cruises and on flights to Florida and Egypt... Read more
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Northern Echo
Colburn mum thanks kind-hearted community for help to replace son's stolen carNews of the theft quickly spread around the local community and Ms Bayliss soon
Colburn mum thanks kind-hearted community for help to replace son's stolen car
Northern Echo / Posted yesterday
News of the theft quickly spread around the local community and Ms Bayliss soon began receiving offers of help. Ms Bayliss was given a significant discount on a replacement Ford Fiesta by Swale Auto Sales, in Brompton-on-Swale, after owner Jason... Read more
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Northern Echo
Care assistant who stole £20,000 from elderly resident was spared jail one year ago for similar scamProsecutors say the 51-year-old took £20,855, but Robson's barrister said the s
Care assistant who stole £20,000 from elderly resident was spared jail one year ago for similar scam
Northern Echo / Posted 2 days ago
Prosecutors say the 51-year-old took £20,855, but Robson's barrister said the sum was likely to have been "significantly less". At Teesside Crown Court today as she was due to go on trial, she admitted theft between October 2010 and September... Read more
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chroniclelive
Vaughan Dodds who served with Durham Police is alleged to have been falsely claiming benefitsA former firearms cop splashed the cash on family holidays worth thousands whil
Vaughan Dodds who served with Durham Police is alleged to have been falsely claiming benefits
chroniclelive / Posted 3 days ago
A former firearms cop splashed the cash on family holidays worth thousands while falsely claiming more than £55,000 in benefits, a court heard. Vaughan Dodds, who served with Durham Police from 1993 to 2007, is alleged to have made false claims for... Read more
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chroniclelive
Tony Blair's former protection cop is alleged to have been falsely claiming benefitsVaughan Dodds, who served with Durham Police from 1993 to 2007, is alleged to h
Tony Blair's former protection cop is alleged to have been falsely claiming benefits
chroniclelive / Posted 3 days ago
Vaughan Dodds, who served with Durham Police from 1993 to 2007, is alleged to have made false claims for disability living allowance, council tax credit and income support on behalf of both his wife and himself from April 2005 to December 2009. The... Read more
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Northern Echo
Stockton woman accused of sexually abusing two schoolgirlsA jury at Teesside Crown Court heard that Miss Ransom "is or was attracted to m
Stockton woman accused of sexually abusing two schoolgirls
Northern Echo / Posted 3 days ago
A jury at Teesside Crown Court heard that Miss Ransom "is or was attracted to members of the female sex". Prosecutor Adrian Dent told the court that one of the complainants "developed feelings for the defendant", who was in a relationship. But... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Woman 'gave children lovebites and incited them into sex acts', court hearsA woman is accused of a range of sex crimes against two children. Serena Marie
Woman 'gave children lovebites and incited them into sex acts', court hears
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
A woman is accused of a range of sex crimes against two children. Serena Marie Emily Ransomis is appearing at Teesside Crown Court charged with two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, two counts of assault by... Read more
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Northern Echo
Woman is accused of sexually abusing schoolgirlsA jury at Teesside Crown Court heard that Miss Ransom "is or was attracted to m
Woman is accused of sexually abusing schoolgirls
Northern Echo / Posted 4 days ago
A jury at Teesside Crown Court heard that Miss Ransom "is or was attracted to members of the female sex". Prosecutor Adrian Dent told the court that one of the complainants "developed feelings for the defendant", who was in a relationship. But... Read more
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International Business Times
Family members accused of enslaving woman to stand trial next year Four family members accused of enslaving a woman at their house in Stockton, no
Family members accused of enslaving woman to stand trial next year
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
Four family members accused of enslaving a woman at their house in Stockton, north east England, will stand trial next year. Sakina Bibi, 67, Rabia Mobin, 27, and Tariq Mahmood Siddique, 47, all of Osborne Road, Stockton and Javid Iqbal, 42, of Yarm... Read more
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Northern Echo
Thief who was part of gang targeting farms is jailed for a yearHis DNA was also found at the crime scenes and matched to him. Teesside Crown
Thief who was part of gang targeting farms is jailed for a year
Northern Echo / Posted 6 days ago
His DNA was also found at the crime scenes and matched to him. Teesside Crown Court was told that the defendant was also responsible for taking a Renault Clio. However the car, which had been stolen from a metal container at one of the farms, was... Read more
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Northern Echo
Bank theft accused will return to crown court in OctoberA BANK teller who is accused of stealing more than £250,000 from customers’ acc
Bank theft accused will return to crown court in October
Northern Echo / Posted 6 days ago
A BANK teller who is accused of stealing more than £250,000 from customers’ accounts is to reappear at crown court in October for a plea and case management hearing. Lesley Austin, 47, of Lockyer Close, Newton Aycliffe, is accused of stealing the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man who downloaded child porn because he was 'bored' walksA man admitted downloading indecent images of young boys for a four-year period
Man who downloaded child porn because he was 'bored' walks
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
A man admitted downloading indecent images of young boys for a four-year period because he was 'bored'. Christopher David Breedon, 37, confessed he got a kick from seeing the illicit images but said he would never actually abuse a child himself. It... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Radio DJ from Runcorn sent down for eight years over 'sickening' child abuseA ‘depraved’ radio DJ from Joseph Tonner, 54, of Aston Green, Preston Brook, w
Radio DJ from Runcorn sent down for eight years over 'sickening' child abuse
Liverpool Echo / Posted 9 days ago
A ‘depraved’ radio DJ from Joseph Tonner, 54, of Aston Green, Preston Brook, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court in the North East. Tonner pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault against a child under 13 on July 8. He had been due to... Read more
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chroniclelive
County Durham man who dumped mountain of waste illegally could face record billA man from Darlington convicted of illegally depositing industrial and househol
County Durham man who dumped mountain of waste illegally could face record bill
chroniclelive / Posted 10 days ago
A man from Darlington convicted of illegally depositing industrial and household waste has been ordered to pay back £350,000. Tony Shepherd will have to pay the sum after he was found to have been operating two illegal waste sites. The seizure is... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man accused of raping student he met on gay dating app Grindr'A man has gone on trial accused of raping a male student after they met via the
Man accused of raping student he met on gay dating app Grindr'
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
A man has gone on trial accused of raping a male student after they met via the gay dating app Grindr. Ibrar Ahmed is accused of forcing himself on an 18-year-old man after inviting him into his Middlesbrough home. The complainant, now 19, said the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Years of service enough for a fire fighter to avoid jail on child porn chargeJudge Sean Morris told Peter Bennett: “You put your neck on the line for 25 yea
Years of service enough for a fire fighter to avoid jail on child porn charge
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
Judge Sean Morris told Peter Bennett: “You put your neck on the line for 25 years as a fireman prepared to enter burning buildings in order to rescue people. “That is dedication to the public. “Well, this is your time of need. Sentenced: Teesside... Read more
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Northern Echo
Drunk man who took Ringtons Tea van for joyride caused £11k's worth of damage, court toldThe other man saw sense and left him in the vehicle and Hunt, who was drunk and
Drunk man who took Ringtons Tea van for joyride caused £11k's worth of damage, court told
Northern Echo / Posted 13 days ago
The other man saw sense and left him in the vehicle and Hunt, who was drunk and had never driven before, was trying to return it when he lost control at 6am last August 29. Prosecutor Penny Bottomley told Teesside Crown Court Hunt claimed later he... Read more
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Northern Echo
Drunken man who took Rington's tea van for joyride ends up in courtThe other man saw sense and left him in the vehicle and Hunt, who was drunk and
Drunken man who took Rington's tea van for joyride ends up in court
Northern Echo / Posted 13 days ago
The other man saw sense and left him in the vehicle and Hunt, who was drunk and had never driven before, was trying to return it when he lost control at 6am last August 29. Prosecutor Penny Bottomley told Teesside Crown Court Hunt claimed later he... Read more
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Northern Echo
Man who took Rington's tea van for joyride ends up in courtThe other man saw sense and left him in the vehicle and Hunt, who was drunk and
Man who took Rington's tea van for joyride ends up in court
Northern Echo / Posted 13 days ago
The other man saw sense and left him in the vehicle and Hunt, who was drunk and had never driven before, was trying to return it when he lost control at 6am last August 29. Prosecutor Penny Bottomley told Teesside Crown Court Hunt claimed later he... Read more
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Northern Echo
Rogue roofer who targeted vulnerable elderly couple is jailed for a yearTeesside Crown Court heard that the husband agreed to pay £45 for the work, but
Rogue roofer who targeted vulnerable elderly couple is jailed for a year
Northern Echo / Posted 15 days ago
Teesside Crown Court heard that the husband agreed to pay £45 for the work, but within a few hours the price had rocketed to a thousand pounds after the 26-year-old defendant said their home was in a worse condition than he first thought. Richard... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Josh Butters found guilty of causing best friend's death by dangerous drivingJosh Graham Butters was driving a black Corsa on the A174 Brotton Bypass, betwe
Josh Butters found guilty of causing best friend's death by dangerous driving
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Josh Graham Butters was driving a black Corsa on the A174 Brotton Bypass, between Brotton and Skelton, near Saltburn-by-the-Sea. He veered out into the opposite lane, crossing double white lines, and collided with two cars. His best friend Jordan... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Back behind bars within days after celebrating prison release with drug bingeWayne Lee Dixon, who had 63 offences on his record, was back behind bars within
Back behind bars within days after celebrating prison release with drug binge
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Wayne Lee Dixon, who had 63 offences on his record, was back behind bars within two days. His barrister Peter Wishlade said: “He’s 37. Since 1996 he’s actually been sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment. “In recent times he has been out for a matter... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Teen able to breathe unaided for first time since tragic crashAndrew and Alice Corfield, 18, were just seconds away from home when another ve
Teen able to breathe unaided for first time since tragic crash
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Andrew and Alice Corfield, 18, were just seconds away from home when another vehicle collided into theirs on October 28 last year. Instead of excitedly packing her suitcases, the Middlesbrough mum will be at 18-year-old Alice’s bedside in... Read more
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Daily Star
Naked man, 64, hailed as hero after chasing drunk burglar through homeMUGSHOT: Neville Holdsworth was jailed for three-and-a-half years The man, 64,
Naked man, 64, hailed as hero after chasing drunk burglar through home
Daily Star / Posted 16 days ago
MUGSHOT: Neville Holdsworth was jailed for three-and-a-half years The man, 64, raced downstairs after hearing the intruder's footsteps late at night last month. He chased Neville Holdsworth into his garage before grabbing hold of him and hitting... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Speed-crazed arsonist started two life-threatening fires in four hoursNathan Michael Young, 24, acted “like a madman” and still cannot explain why he
Speed-crazed arsonist started two life-threatening fires in four hours
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
Nathan Michael Young, 24, acted “like a madman” and still cannot explain why he started two life-threatening fires in the space of four hours. First he used a petrol can to torch a home where he was staying in Darlington, having moved there from... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum to spend 40th birthday by daughter's hospital bedside after horrific crashAndrew Corfield and his daughter Alice were just seconds away from their home w
Mum to spend 40th birthday by daughter's hospital bedside after horrific crash
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
Andrew Corfield and his daughter Alice were just seconds away from their home when another car crashed into theirs on October 28 last year - killing the 39-year-old dad and causing devastating injuries to 18-year-old Alice. Her skull was detached... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Naked man stopped burglar with an usual household itemA naked householder chased a drink and drug-addled burglar he found inside his
Naked man stopped burglar with an usual household item
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
A naked householder chased a drink and drug-addled burglar he found inside his home before hitting him over the head with a bottle of washing up liquid. Intruder Neville Holdsworth got more than he bargained for when he was confronted by a nude... Read more
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Northern Echo
Ex-soldier jailed over threats to kill Darlington taxi driverBowes - medically discharged from the Army with post-traumatic stress disorder
Ex-soldier jailed over threats to kill Darlington taxi driver
Northern Echo / Posted 17 days ago
Bowes - medically discharged from the Army with post-traumatic stress disorder - was jailed on Monday for 15 months. He sobbed and pleaded to be let free as Judge Sean Morris told him: "I'm afraid my public duty requires me to do it." His lawyer,... Read more
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Northern Echo
Ex squaddie jailed over Darlington taxi terror rideBowes - medically discharged from the army with post-traumatic stress disorder
Ex squaddie jailed over Darlington taxi terror ride
Northern Echo / Posted 17 days ago
Bowes - medically discharged from the army with post-traumatic stress disorder - was yesterday (Monday, August 10) jailed for 15 months. He sobbed and pleaded to be let free as Judge Sean Morris told him: "I'm afraid my public duty requires me to do... Read more
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Northern Echo
Schoolgirl's sex stalker horrorHe was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had co
Schoolgirl's sex stalker horror
Northern Echo / Posted 18 days ago
He was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had come off when he fled the scene. The shoe that was left at the scene of the attack The 34-year-old was said to have lacked confidence with the opposite sex and resented... Read more
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Northern Echo
Young motorist denies causing best pal Jordan Dowson's death by dangerous drivingProsecutor Christine Egerton said his Vauxhall Corsa went over the central line
Young motorist denies causing best pal Jordan Dowson's death by dangerous driving
Northern Echo / Posted 18 days ago
Prosecutor Christine Egerton said his Vauxhall Corsa went over the central lines and hit a Volkswagen Scirocco and an Audi A4. His girlfriend in the front seat was injured as the black hatchback spun around, flipped over and landed off the road. IN... Read more
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Daily Mirror
A sex attacker who snatched a teen was identified... by his distinctive shoeA sex attacker who snatched a schoolgirl from the street is starting 10 years b
A sex attacker who snatched a teen was identified... by his distinctive shoe
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
A sex attacker who snatched a schoolgirl from the street is starting 10 years behind bars - after being trapped by his shoe. Stalker Martin Hedley was hooded and masked when he followed his terrified teenage victim, grabbed her and tried to drag her... Read more
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Northern Echo
Career criminal back behind bars after burgling house within 48 hours of release from prisonDixon fled but left behind a stash of electrical items he had piled up ready to
Career criminal back behind bars after burgling house within 48 hours of release from prison
Northern Echo / Posted 18 days ago
Dixon fled but left behind a stash of electrical items he had piled up ready to take from the house in Middlesbrough. A judge heard how he has more than 60 offences on his record and has been sentenced to 17 years in the last two decades. Dixon, of... Read more
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Northern Echo
Schoolgirl's horror as sex stalker in paintball mask and rubber gloves snatches her before men nearby hear her screamsHe was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had co
Schoolgirl's horror as sex stalker in paintball mask and rubber gloves snatches her before men nearby hear her screams
Northern Echo / Posted 18 days ago
He was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had come off when he fled the scene. The shoe that was left at the scene of the attack The 34-year-old was said to have lacked confidence with the opposite sex and resented... Read more
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metro
Burglary victim was sent email asking for password to his stolen laptop A burglary victim was more than a little surprised to receive an email from a
Burglary victim was sent email asking for password to his stolen laptop
metro / Posted 18 days ago
A burglary victim was more than a little surprised to receive an email from a woman asking for the password to his stolen laptop. The man had his Middlesborough home raided on... Read more
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Northern Echo
Law unto himself - Two jailed after driver launches own investigation into road rage incidentEventually, a legitimate witness came forward and the lies of Mercedes 4x4 driv
Law unto himself - Two jailed after driver launches own investigation into road rage incident
Northern Echo / Posted 20 days ago
Eventually, a legitimate witness came forward and the lies of Mercedes 4x4 driver, Scott Brough, 43, and his pal Carl Wilson, 27, began to unravel. It emerged that Brough got angry in a queue of traffic at a roundabout at Junction 63 of the A1 near... Read more
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Northern Echo
Teenage girl's sex stalker was snared by his shoeHe was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had co
Teenage girl's sex stalker was snared by his shoe
Northern Echo / Posted 20 days ago
He was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had come off when he fled the scene. The shoe that was left at the scene of the attack The 34-year-old was said to have lacked confidence with the opposite sex and resented... Read more
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Northern Echo
Girl's ordeal at hands of masked stalkerHe was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had co
Girl's ordeal at hands of masked stalker
Northern Echo / Posted 21 days ago
He was caught after police recovered one of his distinctive shoes, which had come off when he fled the scene. The 34-year-old was said to have lacked confidence with the opposite sex and resented the way he had been treated by women in the past. On... Read more
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Daily Mirror
An £8,000-month drug dealer has finally been jailedA drug dealer who sold £150,000 of narcotics in just 18 months has been jailed
An £8,000-month drug dealer has finally been jailed
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
A drug dealer who sold £150,000 of narcotics in just 18 months has been jailed after continuing his criminal enterprise even after being arrested. Wassem Shawban, 27, was arrested when police saw him carry out a street deal in broad daylight in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man allegedly exposed himself to kids playing tigA man touched himself in front of a 12-year-old boy at a Middlesbrough park, a
Man allegedly exposed himself to kids playing tig
Daily Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
A man touched himself in front of a 12-year-old boy at a Middlesbrough park, a court heard. The youngster was playing tig with his brothers and a friend around a climbing frame at the play park off Outram Street, Gresham, when he allegedly caught... Read more
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Northern Echo
Prolific Darlington thief jailed after being caught using stolen car to pick up methadone prescriptionBut police were on the look-out for the car because it had been reported stolen
Prolific Darlington thief jailed after being caught using stolen car to pick up methadone prescription
Northern Echo / Posted 24 days ago
But police were on the look-out for the car because it had been reported stolen and Kirk was arrested. In the car were a mobile phone and everything else stolen in the burglary. The court heard Kirk had 228 previous convictions, most of them for... Read more
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Northern Echo
Darlington heavyweight boxer Chris 'HighTower' Burton among four jailed for threatening to slice up drug dealerA judge told the gang they had terrified their victim, who feared he would be k
Darlington heavyweight boxer Chris 'HighTower' Burton among four jailed for threatening to slice up drug dealer
Northern Echo / Posted 24 days ago
A judge told the gang they had terrified their victim, who feared he would be killed, and has since had to move away and live under protection. The 26-year-old said in a statement that he now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Benefits Street's Julie Young's home torched by hired petrol bomb thugBenefits Street star Julie Young was forced to carry her disabled son Reagan fr
Benefits Street's Julie Young's home torched by hired petrol bomb thug
Daily Mirror / Posted 25 days ago
Benefits Street star Julie Young was forced to carry her disabled son Reagan from their burning home after a thug was hired to petrol bomb their house. Drug addict Liam Mandeville who firebombed two houses when families were home at night was jailed... Read more
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Northern Echo
Fraudster jailed for fleecing his fiancée and leaving her business on brinkThe 32-year-old failed to turn up at Teesside Crown Court last month and since
Fraudster jailed for fleecing his fiancée and leaving her business on brink
Northern Echo / Posted 28 days ago
The 32-year-old failed to turn up at Teesside Crown Court last month and since his arrest he has been unable to prove that he has saved any money. He tried again yesterday for more time to provide bank account details, but Judge Howard Crowson said:... Read more
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Northern Echo
Businessman in court for bottle attack on fellow drinker - because he was served firstChristine Egerton, mitigating, told Teesside Crown Court: "He regrets entirely
Businessman in court for bottle attack on fellow drinker - because he was served first
Northern Echo / Posted 29 days ago
Christine Egerton, mitigating, told Teesside Crown Court: "He regrets entirely what happened. He recognises his behaviour was unacceptable." As well as the two personal referees, the judge also heard from seven people who had written testimonials on... Read more
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Northern Echo
Pair accused of stealing man's pension say they were acting in his best interestsProsecutors claim the vulnerable victim, who cannot read or write, was tricked
Pair accused of stealing man's pension say they were acting in his best interests
Northern Echo / Posted 29 days ago
Prosecutors claim the vulnerable victim, who cannot read or write, was tricked into believing the 'Ministry of Pensions' had cut his money. Mr McCarthy, of Etherley Close, and his nephew, Mr Renton, 29, of Carville Court, both in Stockton, each deny... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Boxing champion battered wife and blamed plastic surgery for her black eyesMichael Hunter, 37, once fought for the Super Bantamweight world title after kn
Boxing champion battered wife and blamed plastic surgery for her black eyes
Daily Mirror / Posted 30 days ago
Michael Hunter, 37, once fought for the Super Bantamweight world title after knocking out 27 opponents. The fighter also attacked her for a second time after she moved out of their home. Despite the assaults, he escaped prison after a judge gave... Read more
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Northern Echo
Pensioner left destitute after "friends" stole pension, court toldMr Renton, of Etherley Close, and Mr McCarthy, of Carville Court, both Stockton
Pensioner left destitute after "friends" stole pension, court told
Northern Echo / Posted 30 days ago
Mr Renton, of Etherley Close, and Mr McCarthy, of Carville Court, both Stockton, each deny four charges of theft and are on trial at Teesside Crown Court. A jury of seven men and five women heard that the friends told the pensioner his £180-a-week... Read more
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Northern Echo
Former serviceman spared jail to get help over indecent images of childrenThompson claims his warped interest developed after initially looking at "norma
Former serviceman spared jail to get help over indecent images of children
Northern Echo / Posted 1 months ago
Thompson claims his warped interest developed after initially looking at "normal pornography" while away from his family on business. The 58-year-old former soldier was spared prison because a judge said he would not get the treatment he needs... Read more
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Northern Echo
Beaten with iron, choked with pyjama cord and stabbed, now elderly victim sees attacker jailed for lifeSullivan, who was lodging with Mr Campbell's gardener at the time, told police
Beaten with iron, choked with pyjama cord and stabbed, now elderly victim sees attacker jailed for life
Northern Echo / Posted 1 months ago
Sullivan, who was lodging with Mr Campbell's gardener at the time, told police that he had been nowhere near the scene and was smoking heroin with friends. VICTIM: Harry Campbell Ironically, he even boasted that forensic evidence would clear him of... Read more
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