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Can you help police find this missing Hartlepool man?

Police are continuing to appeal for information to help find missing Hartlepool man Paul Foster.

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Police renew appeal to find missing Hartlepool man

Police renew appeal to find missing Hartlepool man

Police are still appealing for information to help find missing Hartlepool man Jonathan Graham.
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The CPS says it will prosecute complaints of hate crime online "with the same robust and proactive approach used with offline offending". Picture: PA.

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as "offline" offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.
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A further arrest has been made.

Further arrests as part of Billingham firearms inquiry

Two arrests have been made by Cleveland Police as part of an inquiry into firearms incidents in Billingham.
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Paul Foster

Can you help find missing Hartlepool man Paul?

Cleveland Police are trying to trace a Hartlepool man who is missing from home.

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Police tape seals off the site of Tuesday's fire

Two charged with murder after woman's body found in burning car in Sunderland

Two men have been charged with murder after a woman's body was found in a burning car in Sunderland.

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Police have released a man without charge after two firearms incidents in Billingham

Man released without charge after Billingham firearms incidents

A man arrested in connection with two alleged firearms offences on Teesside has been released.

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Between 11,000 and 13,000 people are estimated to be caught in modern slavery in the UK (PA - picture posed by a model)

Agencies urged to be on guard against people trafficking

A crime-fighting chief charged with going after people traffickers reached out to agencies in Hartlepool to help raise awareness of the issue.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Thug attacked neighbour with a hammer following complaints about loud music

A judge said a thug could have killed his neighbour in a vicious hammer attack following a row over loud music.

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Windlestone Road, Billingham. Credit: Google.

Police link 'targeted' firearms incidents in which handguns were fired

Police are linking two 'targeted' firearms incidents in which handguns were fired.

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Michael Barrymore who is to learn the result of his damages action against Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career. Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Michael Barrymore to get 'more than nominal' damages over wrongful rape and murder arrest

Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a High Court judge has ruled.
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Picture issued by the Metropolitan Police of the van used in the London Bridge attacks

Drivers should face identity checks when hiring vehicles amid rise in terror attacks using vans and lorries, says former terrorism tsar

Drivers should be subject to identity checks when hiring vehicles as part of measures to tackle the use of lorries and vans in attacks, a former terror laws watchdog has said.

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Police officers stand next to the van involved on an attack in Las Ramblas, Barcelona (AP)

Police kill five terrorists wearing suicide belts after second attack in Spain

Five terrorists wearing suicide belts rammed civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town before being shot dead by police in a second attack to hit the country.

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The scene of today's incident in Barcelona.

At least 13 people dead and more than 100 injured as van crashes on to pavement in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas

At least 13 people have died and more than 100 have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians in a terror attack in a busy tourist area of Barcelona.

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Insp Jon Curtis (front, centre) with police and partner agencies.

Police launch new crackdown on off-road bikers

Police have launched a crackdown on off-road bikers who are causing a nuisance in their community.

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Eight arrests as police target gangs involved in a string of arson attacks in Hartlepool

Police have arrested eight people in connection with a string of arson attacks involving two gangs in Hartlepool.

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The case was heard at Newcastle Crown Court.

Rapist lorry driver jailed for 21 years for abusing two young girls

A paedophile lorry driver who raped two children in separate attacks has been jailed for more than 21 years.

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The pair were dealt with at Teesside Crown Court.

Bungling Hartlepool thieves caught out by alert neighbours

Alert neighbours called police when thieves targeted a woman's home while she was working around 100 miles away.
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The incident took place on Hylton Road in Billingham. Photo by Google Maps.

Police appeal for witnesses after firearms incident in Billingham

Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of a firearms incident in Billingam last night.

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Peter Beagrie pictured during his playing days, left, and more recently, right.

Sacked Sky Sports football pundit Peter Beagrie to appeal against assault conviction

Sacked football pundit Peter Beagrie has said he will appeal against his conviction for assaulting his partner.
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