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Police are appealing for information after a series of attacks on sheep at and RSPB reserve in Billingham.
On Sunday December 20, two sheep were found dead at the reserve. Two days later, a further six were found dead with two injured. Last night another three were killed.
The RSPB supplied the following images, as part of their appeal for anyone with information about the attacks to contact PC Lee Kirk at Cleveland Police on 101.
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was attacked in Newcastle. The incident happened between 3.30pm and 3.50pm, on Sunday, May 18.
The 17-year-old victim was on Tewkesbury Road in Lemington, when he was approached from behind and hit on the head with what is believed to have been a hammer. He turned around to face his attacker and was struck again. He was taken to Newcastle's RVI for treatment to a head wound then released.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was found with her throat slit in Middlesbrough.
Police were called after reports that a woman in her twenties had been seriously assaulted by a man near to the old railway line in Normanby, at around 1pm today (March 24).
A helicopter was launched in a bid to help trace the offender.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.
The victim has been taken to James Cook University Hospital with non-life threatening knife wounds to her throat.
Northumbria Police have extra officers in and around Cramlington after two teenage girls were attacked.
Between 7:30pm and 7:45pm on Monday, January 13th, two girls aged 14 and 16, were walking on a cycle track which runs past Shanklea primary school.
They were approached by a man, possibly holding a knife, as they neared the school where he walked alongside them before grabbing one of them.
The girls manage to attract attention from a passerby and the man fled off. The teenagers were unharmed but shaken.
The offender is described as white, around 5ft6 to 5ft 8ins tall, of skinny build and in his early 20s.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 ext 69191
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit by a BB gun pellet on Queen’s Parade in Scarborough.
The incident happened at around 10:50pm on Friday, December 27, when a man was walking along Queen’s Parade with a group including his young children.
A small, dark blue hatchback drove past the group and a BB gun was fired from the vehicle.
A pellet hit the man on his head and caused grazing.
Although he did not require hospital treatment, he was very shaken up by what happened.
Two 18-year-old men were arrested nearby a short time later.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
A man who was assaulted in York has died of his injuries, police have confirmed.
Keith Wright, 50, had been on life-support in Leeds General Infirmary since he was attacked at 7.40pm on January 21. He died at 9am today.
Detective Inspector Ian Dyer, said “Our thoughts are with Keith’s family who are naturally devastated by the terrible outcome at hospital. “This is an extremely tragic incident and we are doing everything we can to support them."
Liam Matthew Wyard, 19, and a 16-year-old youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The pair are due to appear at York Crown Court in April.
A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of raping a woman in York on New Year's Day.
Billy Joe Craven, 19, admitted to the attack on a 26-year-old woman at Del Pyke, in the Groves area. She was taken to York District Hospital for emergency treatment after the incident.
Craven pleaded guilty to rape, sexual assault and grievous bodily harm and was sentenced at York Crown Court last Friday.
Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Costello, of North Yorkshire Police said:
Two men have been arrested in connection with an attack on two people in Gateshead.
It happened at around 11pm at Swalwell Football Club last night. Two men were assaulted and taken to hospital. One suffered serious injuries and is on a life support unit.
One man has been arrested on suspicion of affray, and another man was detained on suspicion of assault.
Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Three people have been jailed, one of them indefinitely, after a brutal attack in Darlington which left a man for dead.
Andrew Morris was beaten until he had multiple fractures to his head spine and face.
Frances Read has been at Teesside Crown Court and sent this report.