Justice secretary praises our killer drivers campaign

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.
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Stock picture of a hedgehog

'Horrible' brothers kicked hedgehog to death at retail park

Two brothers who kicked a hedgehog to death have been jailed for six weeks after the judge described the case as "horrible".

Chipmunks have been stolen from a shed on Stranton Allotments in Hartlepool.

Chipmunks stolen from Hartlepool allotment

Thieves have stolen chipmunks after raiding a Hartlepool allotment site.

The scene of the rta on Saturday at the junction of Brenda Road and Belle Vue Way.

Driver locked up for horror crash with Hartlepool pensioner on mobility scooter

A speeding driver who had taken cocaine has been jailed for three years for crashing into a pensioner on a mobility scooter - causing him ‘life changing’ injuries.

Suspected fake products seized by trading officials.

Bargain hunters warned over fake toxic cosmetics as scammers use MAC and Kylie names

Shoppers hoping to bag top names at a cut price are being warned not to be tricked into buying counterfeit cosmetics which could contain toxic chemicals or rat faeces.

PCC Barry Coppinger with Inspector Steve Bell.

Police urge people to stay safe from cyber crime this Christmas

Hartlepool people are being given helpful tips to stay on their guard and not fall victim to cyber crime this Christmas.


Police burn £1million of cannabis seized from criminals

Around £1million worth of cannabis seized by police has gone up in smoke this morning.
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Louisa Street, Darlington. Picture: Google Maps.

Murder probe in Darlington after woman dies - one arrested

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Darlington.

Maxwell Road in Hartlepool following the incident.

Driver ran down victim and broke his legs in ‘bad temper’ with girlfriend’s ex

A danger motorist who ran over a man in his own car has been jailed for two years.

Police are investigating after a fatal collision in Northumberland.

Police appeal for witnesses after North East man dies in three vehicle crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a North East car crash.

Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer urges football abuse victims to come forward

Alan Shearer has urged footballers to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse.
Angela Wilcox, former Manor Residents Association centre manager.

Ex-councillor Angela Wilcox jailed for residents’ association fraud

A former councillor who stole from a community association she managed has been jailed for 20 months.

Darren Joseph Jack who is missing from home.

Police trying to trace Hartlepool man missing from home

Police are appealing for information to help find a Hartlepool man who has gone missing from home.
Couple targeted by masked men in their Bailey Rise home.

Masked men attack elderly pair in their Peterlee home

Police are hunting three masked robbers armed with planks of wood who attacked two elderly residents in their own home.

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Alan Bates

Burglar wrote sorry letter to friend victim from prison

A housebreaker who wrote a ‘sorry’ letter from prison to a friend who was his latest victim was jailed again after his third ‘three strikes’ burglary.

Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found.

Just SIX SECONDS: That's how long it can take criminals to guess your Visa card number and code

Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds, researchers have found.
Peter Brown

Prolific burglar caught red-handed on CCTV

A prolific burglar has been jailed after he was caught on CCTV stealing from a home and a building owned by Hartlepool Borough Council.


Woman, 40, attacked in street by three youths outside Hartlepool pizza shop

A woman was punched in the face after being approached by three youths outside a pizza shop.

Newcastle United's ground, St James's Park.

Police launch investigation into non-recent child abuse at Newcastle United

Northumbria Police has launched an investigation into non-recent child abuse at Newcastle United.

The scene of a RTA between a motor bike and a car on Easington Road southbound. Picture by FRANK REID

“Thanks for everything you did” – Social media users pay tribute to hero blood biker Martin Dixon

Social media users have left emotional tributes to blood biker Martin Dixon hailing him a ‘true gent’ and an ‘unsung hero’.

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