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Festive drinkers warned of risks as rural areas top breath-test charge table

More motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas, an investigation suggests.
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Vehicle crime is on the rise in Hartlepool.

Six thefts from vehicles every day in Hartlepool as crime is on the rise

Vehicle crime is continuing to rise in Hartlepool after it was revealed six vehicle thefts a day were taking place in the town.

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One person hurt after van hits house in Hartlepool

One person hurt after van hits house in Hartlepool

One person was injured after a van hit a house in Hartlepool last night.
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Firefighters tackle major blaze at former Wesley nightclub in Hartlepool town centre.

Firefighters have been called to a blaze at the former Wesley nightclub and church in Hartlepool.
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The figures were discussed in a meeting of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership held at Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Police step up clampdown on illegal off-road bikes in Hartlepool

A police clampdown on illegal off-road bikes is being revved up – as a councillor warns areas of Hartlepool are being blighted by the issue.

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John Dunn.

Thug threw petrol over scrap dealer and set it alight after victim refused to help steal lawnmower in Hartlepool

A man who threw petrol over a pick-up truck and set fire to its driver has been jailed for five years.

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Young police cadets.

Young Hartlepool police cadets honoured at awards ceremony

Cleveland Police Cadets from Hartlepool are among those recognised for their hard work over the past year at an award ceremony.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Boss of unlicenced security firm ordered to pay £63,628

A man who was jailed for running an unlicensed security company has been ordered to pay more than £63,000 as the proceeds of crime.

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The figures were discussed by the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.

Hartlepool had ‘among country’s highest reoffending rates’ – but ‘excellent work’ set to bring it down

Community safety chiefs are hailing ‘excellent work’ to bring down reoffending rates in Hartlepool – after it was revealed it had one of the highest proportions of repeat offenders in the country.

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Peterlee police officer who will be clamping down on Christmas shoplifters.

Police are turning up the heat on Christmas shoplifters

Police will be tackling the rise in shoplifting at Peterlee in the run up to Christmas.

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Police release picture of man they are seeking in relation to rape of teenage girl in Hartlepool

Police release picture of man they are seeking in relation to rape of teenage girl in Hartlepool

Police have appealed for help in tracing a man after a teenage girl was raped in Hartlepool.
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Ross has been accessing indecent images for 10 years. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hartlepool pervert admits decade of accessing child porn

A 69-year-old man who had a stash of child porn on his computer told police he had been downloading the images from the internet for 10 years.

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Bella after being rescued.

Woman prosecuted after Dalmatian left in ‘shocking’ state

A woman has appeared in court after the death of a Dalmatian which was starved and left with an agonising skin condition.

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Craig Kenny

Electrician jailed after being caught with stun gun disguised as a mobile phone

A man has been jailed for two and a half years for having stun gun hidden in his static caravan capable of delivering a 7,200volt shock.

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Make sure you don't fall victim this Christmas.

Public warned over fake banknotes in run-up to Christmas

Brits have been warned to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit.

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John Henry Swales.

Police appeal to trace convicted burglar who has absconded from prison

Police are hoping to track down a burglar who absconded from a North East prison several months ago.

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Prime Minister Theresa May.

Two due in court charged with plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May, according to reports

Two men are due in court on terror charges on Wednesday after reportedly plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court

Former Hartlepool taxi driver facing ‘lengthy jail sentence’ for sexual abuse of two children

A 50-year-old man is facing years in prison after he was convicted of 10 charges of child sex abuse.

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Chloe Rutherford and boyfriend Liam Curry, Jane Tweddle-Taylor, Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron.

Manchester bombing could have been stopped 'had cards fallen differently'

MI5 was "actively" investigating the ringleader of the London Bridge atrocity at the time of the rampage, while the Manchester bombing could have been stopped "had the cards fallen differently", an official assessment has found.
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Holme House Prison.

'Very serious' drug problem exists inside Holme House Prison, concludes new report

A large men's jail selected among a group of "trailblazing" establishments in a Government shake-up has a "very serious" drug problem, an inspection report concludes.

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