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iTunes scammers steal £7,000 from elderly woman, 80

An elderly woman was tricked out of £7,000 within a matter of days after conman used an iTunes scam to drain her of cash.

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Carer saw man with TV similar to item stolen from Norma Bell

A jury in the murder trial of Gareth Dack heard a man was seen carrying a television in the street similar to one stolen from Norma Bell.

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Foster son of alleged murder victim Norma Bell tells of last visit to his 'much-appreciated' mum

A foster son of alleged murder victim Norma Bell has told a jury of the last time he saw his mother alive.
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The police at the scene of an incident in Rydal Street, Hartlepool.  Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool man could face murder charge, court told

A Hartlepool man is waiting to see if he will face a murder charge over the death of an attack victim.

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Cleveland Police are appealing for information after medication was stolen from a vehicle.

Medication stolen from vehicle

Cleveland Police are appealing for information after a vehicle was broken into and medication was stolen from it.

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Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson loses bid against ‘whole-life’ sentence

Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson will remain in prison after losing a legal bid for freedom.

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Police are appealing for information after cyclist was hit by a car which failed to stop in Hartlepool.

Police appeal after Hartlepool cyclist injured in hit and run

Police are appealing for information after cyclist was hit by a car which failed to stop in Hartlepool.
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Norma Bell murder trial: Son said accused had been asking for money

Norma Bell murder trial: Son said accused had been asking for money

A son of alleged murder victim Norma Bell today told a jury of the last time he saw his mother alive.
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Cleveland Police has launched a  Direct Entry Inspector Programme.

Police launch search for new leaders to join inspector programme

Cleveland Police is inviting people from outside the force to apply to join as an inspector.

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Shot fired by gunman in attempted armed robbery at Post Office in Sunderland

Police are hunting a gunman and his accomplice after a shot was fired during an attempted armed robbery at a Post Office in Sunderland
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Gareth Dack

Norma Bell murder trial: Alleged killer’s DNA found on match and gas cooker at home Hartlepool murder victim

An alleged murderer’s DNA was found on a gas cooker and a used match at the scene of a widow’s death, a jury heard.

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Teesside Crown Court heard the pair were caught with 23 large plants worth nearly �10,000.

Hartlepool cousins caught with £10,000 cannabis farm after landlord smelled crop

Two men who grew cannabis in a Hartlepool town centre flat were jailed yesterday after the landlord smelled the crop.

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New Durham Police recruit PD Becky. Credit: Durham Constabulary.

Adorable brother and sister crime fighting team join police force

Meet Becky and Jackson - the brother-and-sister team set to sniff out North East criminals.

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Car stolen in a burglary in Hartlepool has been recovered by police

Three arrested after burglary in Hartlepool

Three suspected car thieves have been stopped in their tracks by police.
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Police are appealing for information to trace missing teenager Robson Currie from Hartlepool.

Can you help find missing teenager Robson Currie?

Police are appealing for information to help find missing teenager Robson Currie from Hartlepool.
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Student accused of raping drunken woman after house part will not face retrial

A student accused of raping a drunken undergraduate has been told he will not face a retrial.

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Norma Bell

Murder victim Norma Bell was strangled before fire was started in her home, court heard

A widow is alleged to have died before a fire was started in her home, a murder trial jury was told.

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The incident took place on Sharp Crescent, Hartlepool. Image copyright Google Maps.

Elderly man threatened with crowbar in terrifying burglary at his Hartlepool home

A 79-year-old man was threatened with a crowbar before being forced to hand over cash in a terrifying burglary in Hartlepool.

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Warning over animal charity scam

Fraud and cybercrime experts are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to animal welfare charities overseas that do not exist.

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