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Man who downed vodka and 20 sleeping pills posed as cop to try to con two elderly women

A 25-year-old man who tried to trick his way into two elderly women’s homes late at night by posing as a policeman has been jailed.

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Teenagers quizzed by police over suspected arson attacks on Longscar and social club

A boy and girl have been spoken to by police officers investigating the suspected arson attacks on two Hartlepool buildings on consecutive nights.
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The cases were dealt with at Teesside Magistrates' Court. Pic: Google Maps.

Theft, assault, fraud and threatening behaviour: Hartlepool defendants sentenced by magistrates

The following Hartlepool cases were dealt with at Teesside Magistrates’ Court:

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Paul Atkinson.

DNA traps Hartlepool burglar after he steals shop's security camera

A burglar who broke into a lingerie shop ignored the stock and stole the CCTV monitor screen.

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New upskirting law plans are welcome - but need to go further to tackle 'fakeporn' and voyeurism, says Durham academic and campaigner

Planned new laws to criminalise upskirting are welcome - but could go further, a leading academic expert has argued.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Hartlepool man found guilty of underage sex with girl

A man is facing a prison sentence after he was convicted of having sex with an underage girl.

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The scene of the shooting.

House shooting plot suspects decline to take the stand

Five men accused of being involved in a revenge shooting declined to give evidence on their own behalf.

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The roof-top incident happened in Eton Street, Hartlepool.

One-legged man jailed over two-hour roof-top stand-off

A drunken man barricaded himself in a house and hurled abuse at police called to deal with him.
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Police want help in identifying these men.

Police plea to identify men after cockfighting arrests

Police want help to identify three men as part of a cockfighting inquiry.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Drugged driver had pregnant girlfriend in car during high-speed police chase

A drugged driver who had his pregnant girlfriend in his car during a 70mph police chase jumped from the moving vehicle leaving it to crash into a telegraph pole.

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There has been a drop in solved crime

Shocking figures show fewer than 9% of burglars, robbers and arsonists caught and convicted in Hartlepool

Shocking crime figures show the number of solved cases is less than 9% in Hartlepool.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Man, 24, accused of having underage sex with girl

A man accused of having sex with an underage girl denied knowing her when questioned by police.

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The new law came into force last April.

Hundreds of North East children targeted by internet groomers in last year, figures show

A charity has revealed the shocking number of North East children targeted by internet perverts since a new anti-grooming law came into force a year ago.

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Police were called to Middle Street. Picture by Google Maps.

Armed police called out after report of 'gunman'

Armed police were called out to a village after a report a man was brandishing a gun from a balcony.

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The laws on driving with an England flag on your car

The World Cup is upon use once more, with an army of England fans keen to get behind our national team.

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National Victims Association's 21st annual conference at The Little Haven Hotel, South Shields.

Families of loved ones lost at the hands of killers gather for victims' conference

The loved ones of those lost through murder and manslaughter have gathered to bring their voices together in a conference which is fighting for change.

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Andrew Cooper

Hartlepool dad jailed for causing 'significant brain injury' to baby daughter

A drug addicted father shook his 11-week-old daughter and caused a 'significant brain injury', the long term effects of which are not yet known.
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Gary Innes

Thug jailed after attempted robbery on 74-year-old woman at Hartlepool cashpoint

A man who tried to snatch cash from a 74-year-old woman was foiled when she refused to let go of her money.
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Tory MP blocks bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence

A bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence has been blocked by a Tory MP.
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Motorists warned to keep sober during the World Cup

Police are warning drivers to stay sober during the World Cup.

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