Officers from Northumbria Police have seized a large quantity of wood from a house in Elswick, as part of efforts to stop unauthorised bonfires.
Neighbourhood Officers who have been working with Newcastle City Council removed a large stockpile of wood from an address in Sovereign Court.
Police say they were forced to take action once the wood started to pile up because "residents in this area have lit a large unofficial bonfire in the street causing anti-social behaviour and disruption to others" in previous years.
A jury has been told that a pensioner whose body was found in a freezer in Newcastle had been abusive to his partner for years.
The body of Peter McMahon was discovered at a flat in the Elswick area of the city last December.
His girlfriend Sharon Swinhoe, and her friends Joseph Collins and Ronald Douglas, are accused of murdering him and concealing his body.
Giving evidence today, Sharon Swinhoe claimed that Peter McMahon had regularly assaulted her, and on one occasion had locked her in her house, although no charges were ever brought.
All three deny murder and the trial continues.
It has been described as one of the most horrifying attacks of its kind that Northumbria Police has dealt with.
A 15-year-old girl making her way home from a youth club was raped repeatedly for an hour and a half.
The man responsible, Abdul Miah from Newcastle, was jailed for 12 years today, May 10 and told he will spend the rest of his life on the sex offenders register.
Watch Kenny Toal's report here:
A man has been jailed for 12 years after raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint. Abdul Miah, from Elswick in Newcastle, told his victim he would kill her if she fought back.
Watch Kenny Toal's report here:
A teenager has been jailed for 12 years after raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in Newcastle.
Abdul Miah, aged 19, from Elswick, Newcastle, told his victim he would kill her if she fought back.
The attack took place in December last year, when the girl was raped on an area of waste ground between Park Close and Gloucester Terrace in Elswick.
The girl was making her way home from a youth club.
A teenager has admitted raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in Newcastle.
19-year-old Abdul Miah appeared at the city's Crown Court via video-link and pleaded guilty to three counts of rape and one of robbery.
He attacked his victim on waste ground in Elswick on 18 December.
He denied kidnap, false imprisonment, making threats to kill and having an offensive weapon but admitted carrying a bladed article.
Katherine Dunn, prosecuting, said those not guilty pleas were acceptable as it was not in the public interest to make the victim go through a trial.
The judge told Miah:
He adjourned the case to allow for reports to be prepared in relation to the risk Miah poses, and other matters.
Miah was remanded back into custody and will be sentenced next month.
A teenager has appeared in court charged with subjecting a fifteen year old girl to an horrific ordeal in which she was allegedly kidnapped and raped in Newcastle.
Abdul Miah appeared today at Newcastle Crown Court via a videolink.
Watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.