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Dodgy builders fleeced £53,000 out of dozens of victims

A dodgy builder who ripped off more than 30 customers has been jailed for 21 months.

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The shop targeted in Wheatley Hill is in Wingate Lane. Image copyright Google Maps.

Shop owner threatened with knife as armed robber snatches 'large sum' of cash

A masked man stormed a village store as he threatened its owner with a knife to steal cash from its till and safe.

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Police are appealing to parents and carers to help them tackle antisocial behaviour after a spate of incidents.

Police appeal to parents for help to clamp down on rise in yob behaviour in Hartlepool

Police are calling on parents to help combat a rising number of antisocial behaviour incidents - including a bus window being smashed while it was in service.

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Glyn Collier who has been jailed for four and a half years for stabbing a man.

Hartlepool man gets four-year jail term for stab attack in Plymouth

A Hartlepool man has been jailed for a knife attack.

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Andrew Greenwood was jailed at Durham Crfown Court

Seven years for thug who fractured man’s skull with baseball bat

A violent thug who hit a man on the head with a baseball bat has been jailed for seven years.

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The site of the former public toilets in Burn Valley Gardens at the junction of Stockton Road, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool sex charge man denies knowing victim

A 81-year-old man accused of a sex offence against a boy told a jury he had never heard of his alleged victim.

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The site of the former public toilets in Burn Valley Gardens at the junction of Stockton Road, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Man denies being part of Hartlepool sex abuse ring

A 71-year-old man who is on trial for sex offences with children denied he knows his co-defendants through a mutual interest in abusing boys.

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Teesside Magistrates' Court

Hartlepool woman posed as psychic to con cash in Facebook scam

A gambling addict pretended to be a well-known psychic medium to con internet users out of cash.

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Briarfields. Picture Google street view

Sentimental instrument snatched in shed burglary

A highly sentimental musical instrument has been stolen in a burglary in Hartlepool.

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The site of the former public toilets in Burn Valley Gardens at the junction of Stockton Road, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Sex attacker wore women’s underwear and wrote fantasy incest stories

A 71-year-old man who ‘has always worn women’s underwear’ admitted two charges of indecent assault of a child minutes before he was due to give evidence in his defence.

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Wynyard Mews in Hartlepool. Copyright Google Maps.

Four arrested after cocaine, heroin and cannabis are found at Hartlepool house

Four men have been arrested after Class A and B drugs were found at a house in Hartlepool.

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Teesside Crown Court

Man admits indecent assaults on young boy

One of five men accused of sexually assaulting boys has admitted two of the charges against him.

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The hedgehog kicked to death at Dalton Park.

Maximum jail terms for animal cruelty should be increased to five years, say charities

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.
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Police have issued a warning about low grade heroin following three deaths on Teesside.

Three deaths linked to 'low grade heroin' as police issue warning over risk

Police are working alongside other organisations to find the supplier of drugs believed to have caused three deaths.

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The site of the former public toilets in Burn Valley Gardens at the junction of Stockton Road, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Sex attack accused was known as ‘Judy Garland’

Five men accused of sexually assaulting boys each told police they only had sexual relations with men.

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Cobden Street in Hartlepool. Copyright Google Maps.

Five arrests made after raids on Hartlepool homes uncover cannabis farms

Cannabis plants have been recovered by police after two homes were raided by police within a matter of hours.

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Teesside Crown Court

Child sex victim told court attacker planned to leave his wife

A jury heard how a bus driver planned to leave his wife and settle down with his teenage boyfriend.
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Kimberley McLeod

Spurned reveller beat up six women who snubbed her advances

Spurned Kimberley McLeod beat up six women who resisted her amorous advances in a Hartlepool bar.

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Andrew Roy.

Family of tragic Andrew Roy thank emergency services

The family of a man whose body was found in Hartlepool Marina have thanked the emergency service for their assistance.

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