6:17 pm, Mon 17 Dec 2012
The family of a pensioner attacked in her own home says that she has been left traumatised by the incident.
72-year-old Mohinder Kaur Hundal, from Stockton, was treated for a fractured nose and cheekbone after the attack at her home in Darlington Lane on Friday evening.
She opened her door to two unknown men who assaulted her before stealing several items.
Her family say that it has been a terrifying ordeal.
10:10 am, Tue 11 Dec 2012
Three men have been arrested after a burglary in Sunderland on Monday evening (December 10th).
Officers were called to a flat in Argyll Square where three men, one armed with a baseball bat, were believed to have burgled the house - stealing DVDs and clothes.
No one was in the flat at the time of the burglary.
Three men - two aged 32-years-old and one 19-year-old, have been arrested.
Anyone who has information, or who may have witnessed the burglary, should contact Northumbria Police on 101.
4:35 pm, Mon 10 Dec 2012
Police are appealing for information after a house was broken into in Northumberland.
A man attempted to break into a house on Meadow Court in Ponteland just after nine o'clock on Sunday evening, smashing the window, but was disturbed by a neighbour.
The man then made off through the back garden and along the grassed area of Hallerton Lane.
He is described as white, around 5'8 - 5'9 tall, of slim build with a gaunt face. The man was wearing a black jacket, black bobble hat and dark trousers.
Anyone who may have witnessed the attempted burglary is being encouraged to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
7:39 am, Fri 07 Dec 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses after a house was burgled in Gosforth last night (December 6th).
The burglary took place between seven and eight o'clock on the evening of Thursday December 6th at a property on Furzefield Road in the Gosforth area of Newcastle.
Cash and jewellery were stolen from the property and it is thought that a number of men were involved in the burglary.
Anyone who has any information about the incident or who may have witnessed the burglary is being encouraged to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
12:39 pm, Wed 15 Aug 2012
A Northumberland man has been jailed for 10 months after he broke into a house and stole a computer. Richard James Dickinson, 19,of Laycock Gardens, Seghill, Blyth pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court.
Four offences of theft from motor vehicles and one of theft of a bicycle were also taken into account. The offences took place in Seaton Deleval and Seghill between March and June 2012.