Cigarettes worth almost £20,000 seized in raids

More than 75,000 cigarettes worth almost £20,000 have been seized and a man has been arrested after raids by police.

Allan Curry.

Fraudster stole £2.5million from garage for lavish lifestyle including BMWs and houses

A 24-year-old fraudster swindled millions of pounds from a car dealership, lavishing himself with cars and houses.
The stolen scooter which was recovered by police.

Woman arrested after allegedly stealing mobility scooter in Hartlepool

Police in Hartlepool have arrested a woman after she allegedly stole a mobility scooter in the town.

David Faccini appeared at Teesside Crown Court

Woman says tarot card reading prompted her to report sex assault

A tarot card reading prompted a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a masseur, to go to the police, a court heard.

Here's what prisoners will be tucking into this Christmas Day.

What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

Prison bosses have revealed the menu inmates in English prisons can expect this Christmas.
The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court

Hartlepool masseur denies sex assault on female client

A masseur has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she lay on his massage table.

St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield. Picture from Google Images

Lead thieves cause more than £30,000 damage to church

Thieves have caused tens of thousands of pounds of damage to a church by stealing lead from its roof.

A police officer.

Police urge owners of keyless cars to buy 'Faraday bag' to stop thieves

Police are urging owners of keyless entry cars to protect themselves from theft as a growing crime trend emerges.

The scene in Church Square in Hartlepool earlier this week.

Pregnant woman among targets for snowball-throwing yobs in Hartlepool

A pregnant woman and an elderly man are among those to have been targeted by yobs throwing snowballs in Hartlepool.

See the terrifying moment a female shopkeeper is robbed at gunpoint

This is the terrifying moment a masked figure robbed a female Hartlepool shopkeeper at gunpoint.

Durham and Cleveland police forces are joining forces to tackle dangerous drivers

Police forces work together to target danger drivers

Two North East police forces are launching a joint initiative to clamp down on dangerous drivers.

The RSPCA has welcomed plans for tougher sentences in animal cruelty cases

RSPCA chiefs welcome plans for tougher animal cruelty sentences

Animal welfare chiefs have hailed plans to toughen the law in cruelty cases.
Wynyard Hall

Police called to Wynyard Hall after party chaos

Police were called after reports of a brawl at a party at an exclusive hotel.
The Wesley building on fire. Picture by Tom Collins

Wesley owners reveal their plans for building as police probe arson attack

Police say they are treating a large fire at the Wesley building in Hartlepool town centre as arson.

The alleged incident happened at the Lifestyle Express store.

Arrest over alleged robbery at Hartlepool store

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an alleged robbery in Hartlepool.
Cleveland Police chief constable Iain Spittal.

Cleveland Police ‘requires improvement’ say inspectors

Cleveland Police force has been classed as “requiring improvement” in a new watchdog report.

Darren Russell.

Two burglars jailed after shopping spree using stolen bank card

Two crooks were jailed after they went on a shopping spree with a stolen bank card.

The scene following an explosion in New York. Photo by Press Association.

Explosion on New York subway platform

An explosive device has been set off on a New York subway platform, US police have confirmed.
Aerial drone picture showing the damage after the fire tore through the former Wesley nightclub. Picture: Mark Flounders.

Police treating Wesley blaze as arson

Police say they are treating a large fire at The Wesley building in Hartlepool town centre as arson.

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