1:20 pm, Tue 06 Aug 2013
A man who reportedly fathered 11 children with 10 different women has been sentenced for assaulting a former partner and their child in Sunderland.
28-year-old Keith McDonald got into an argument with Clare Bryant at her home as she did not want him to come into the house.
In trying to push past her, he grabbed her hair and kneed her in the head.
Once inside, the fight continued and McDonald managed to strike their three-year-old as he flung open a fridge door, Sunderland Magistrates' Court heard.
"He claims he was trying to leave the house. He says both parties wanted to go out and not look after the child.
"But he accepts causing the injuries."
– Gavin Sword, defending
McDonald, who has appeared on the Jeremy Kyle show, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of assault at a hearing in July.
He was sentenced to 20 weeks in custody, suspended for 24 months, and a two-year community order.
He was also ordered to pay costs, compensation and a victim surcharge.
"Ms Bryant was at home and Mr McDonald came round to the house as she was getting the children ready.
"She did not want him there and they began to argue at the door. It turned violent as she would not let him in.
"He tried to push past her and he grabbed hold of her hair and kneed her in the head.
"He went away but came back into the house. By then, the children were in the room and an argument started about the fridge.
"He swung the door of the fridge open and the child was struck by the door."
– Michael Rose, prosecuting
12:24 pm, Tue 26 Feb 2013
Detectives investigating an indecent assault at York University last month have made an arrest.
Officers arrested a 16-year-old last night. He remains in police custody as inquiries continue.
The youth was also arrested on suspicion of exposing himself to another student on the same night.
Any witnesses to the incidents, which occurred on January 27, are urged to come forward.
2:23 pm, Sun 20 Jan 2013
A man has been arrested in connection with an assault in South Shields.
The incident happened outside the Chichester Metro station at around 11:44pm on Friday. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
10:33 am, Fri 28 Dec 2012
An investigation is underway after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.
The 21-year-old was with a group of friends when he was attacked by another man in Times Square at around 1:55am on Thursday. The victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary with a fractured skull and fractured cheekbone.
The suspect, who ran off in the direction of Central Station, is described as being around 21 years old, 6ft 1ins tall, with black hair.
Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
4:02 pm, Tue 18 Dec 2012
Police would like to speak to this man in relation to the assault
Credit: Northumbria Police
Police are appealing for information after an assault in North Tyneside.
A 57-year-old woman was pushed over by a man in Asda on Whitley Road in Benton.
Officers have today released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.
Anyone who recognises this man is asked to contact police on 101.
3:34 pm, Mon 17 Dec 2012
Northumbria Police have launched an investigation into an assault that took place at Digital nightclub in Newcastle shortly after midnight on Sunday December 9th.
An 18-year-old man was assaulted on the dancefloor of the Times Square nightclub and suffered a fractured cheekbone. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault to get in contact with them.
12:45 pm, Mon 17 Dec 2012
Police have arrested a man after an assault in North Tyneside where a man was left with stab wounds and a broken jaw.
The assault took place on Sunday afternoon (December 16th) at a house in Devon Road in North Shields.
A 22-year-old man is believed to have been assaulted by other men inside the house and was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken jaw and stab wounds.
He has since been discharged.
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
1:16 pm, Thu 13 Dec 2012
A man has been arrested after an assault in Newcastle where a man was taken to hospital suffering from facial injuries.
Officers were called to Carliol Square in the city centre in the early hours of this morning (December 13th).
A 19-year-old man was left with a suspected broken jaw and broken nose after the assault.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.
Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the assault to contact them on 101.
4:48 pm, Mon 10 Dec 2012
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted in Sunderland.
A 14-year-old boy was standing with friends at the bus stop opposite the mosque on Ryhope Road in Sunderland just before three o'clock on November 30th when a jogger appeared to misunderstand what was being said.
The jogger then turned back and punched the teenager in the face, bursting his lip.
The jogger is:
A white male
6 feet tall and of athletic build
With a scar on his right cheek
The jogger was wearing a blue coloured long sleeved Skins top with grey gloves and long grey Skins bottoms with a stripe down the side. He was also wearing running shoes.
11:54 am, Mon 13 Aug 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Blyth on Wednesday August 8. A 28-year-old man was walking alone through Croft Park when he became involved in a conversation with two men.
Whilst walking away from them, the victim was attacked from behind by the two men, who punched and kicked him repeatedly to the head and body.
He was taken to the RVI for treatment to his injuries before being discharged. The two attackers are described as white, around 5'4" tall with local accents.
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