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Man arrested today in Hartlepool during rape and human trafficking operation

Police have arrested a man in Hartlepool today as part of a rape and human trafficking operation.

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The new series of TV show Police Interceptors is set to kick off this month.

New series of Police Interceptors begins this month

Popular TV show Police Interceptors is due to return for a brand new series this month, starring officers from the North East.
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Six sex offenders from the Hartlepool area who have been sentenced this year

Today we look at some of the most worrying crimes in Hartlepool.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court

Man, 40, facing jail after being found guilty of sex offences against girl

A 40-year-old man was warned he faces years in prison after he was convicted of having underage sex with a girl.

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‘He could have killed someone’ - shocking damage to young driver’s car in Darron Gibson drink-drive smash

The owner of a car written off after it was hit by ex-Sunderland player Darron Gibson says he has never even had an apology from the footballer.

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Reflections Nightclub, Church Street, Hartlepool.

Glass attacker jailed after leaving victim with cut ‘from eye to mouth’

A Hartlepool drinker who smashed a glass in the face of an 18-year-old man has been jailed for more than four years.

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The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court

Hartlepool man jailed after imported weapon seized at Heathrow

A dad-of-one who tried to import a potentially lethal stun gun has been jailed for 16 months.

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The law to protecting your home from an intruder.

Legal Eagle: How much force can you use to protect your home from burglars?

Q: I am totally confused. How much force is a person allowed to use to protect their own home from burglars or other intruders?

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Ex-Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson facing jail after pleading guilty to drink-driving

Former Sunderland player Darron Gibson could be facing a jail term after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving following a crash on St Patrick’s Day in the city.

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Police Federation of Calum Macleod, chairman of the Police Federation in England and Wales, who has said frontline officers are feeling the impact of stretched resources.

Overstretched North East police officers owed 25,000 days off, investigation finds

Fresh fears over staff shortages facing police forces in the North East have been voiced after an investigation revealed officers are owed thousands of unclaimed rest days.
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Manager of Epilepsy Outlook, Oxford Road, Hartlepool Jacqui Gettings surveying the damage. Picture by FRANK REID

Thieves cause £1,000 damage in Hartlepool charity shop break-in

Volunteers at a Hartlepool charity shop say they are ‘heartbroken’ after thieves broke into their store and caused £1,000 in damage.

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Stash of dodgy cigarettes and tobacco found under shop floorboards

Stash of dodgy cigarettes and tobacco found under shop floorboards

A stash of counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes was discovered under the floorboards of a shop by trading standards officers.
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Facebook was involved in more than half of online grooming cases according to NSPCC figures.

Children as young as two targeted in grooming cases involving Facebook apps

Facebook and apps owned by the social network were used in more than half of online grooming cases, an NSPCC investigation has found.

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The 21 places with the most recorded antisocial behaviour incidents in Hartlepool

Today we can reveal the 21 locations with the most recorded incidents of antisocial behaviour in Hartlepool.

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TV presenter Anthony McPartlin centre arrives at The Court House in Wimbledon, London, to face charges of drink driving. Pic: PA.

TV star Ant McPartlin fined and banned after admitting being more than twice the drink-drive limit

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 after admitting driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.
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A burglar tries to gain access to a home

Eight serial crooks responsible for 11% of crime in Hartlepool

Crime fighting chiefs are to step up efforts to tackle serial offenders as it emerged just eight people were responsible for over 10% of crime in Hartlepool.

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The the dumped waste at Limekiln Gill in Horden.

Man fined for dumping waste at nature reserve

A man who was caught on camera fly-tipping at a national nature reserve has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds and carry out unpaid work.

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The car which was seized. Picture courtesy of Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team.

'Certain disaster' averted as car seized and removed from streets in Hartlepool

A car seen 'scorching' along a Hartlepool street with smoke coming from a damaged front wheel has been seized by police.

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Speeding drivers are being targeted as part of a week-long campaign across Cleveland and Durham.

Police to launch crackdown on speeding in Hartlepool

Drivers in Hartlepool and East Durham are being warned of a crackdown on speeding.

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Animal lovers signing up to demand Justice for Angel after dog shot dead in Hartlepool

People from across Hartlepool and further afield have shown their support for a petition calling for an inquiry into the shooting of a dog following a protest in the town.

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