Crime

NSPCC launch dedicated hotline for victims of sexual abuse

NSPCC launch dedicated hotline for victims of sexual abuse

Following shocking relevations from ex-Sunderland footballer, Paul Stewart, who has recently opened up about his shocking childhood abuse; the NSPCC has launched a dedicated hotline for victims of sexual abuse. Courageous former professional footballers, Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Paul Stewart have spoken about the abuse they suffered too. (Photography credit: […]

Five arrests made in Gateshead dawn raids

Five arrests made in Gateshead dawn raids

Five people have been arrested in early morning raids as police crack down on organised crime. Earlier this year Operation Falkland was set up to disrupt the supply of class A drugs and dismantle organised crime. The six month long investigation resulted in the arrests today. This morning warrants were carried […]

Attempted robbery on motorist in Sunderland

Attempted robbery on motorist in Sunderland

A 25-year-old man was driving near St John’s Church when two men suddenly appeared in the road.  Police were called following the incident on Ashbrooke Road in Sunderland at approximately 6.10pm on Monday, November 14. The motorist got out of his car and the other men asked for his car keys which […]

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Man charged with murder of Alice Ruggles

Lance-Corporal Trimaan Dhillon, also known as Harry Dhillon, 25, has been charged on suspicion of the murder of Alice Ruggles.  Police found the body of the 24-year-old on Wednesday 12 in Rawlings Road, Gateshead. L Cpl Dhillon, of the royal regiment of Scotland, appeared before Newcastle Magistrates Court on Saturday. He […]