A 22-year-old from Hartlepool who groomed, abducted and had sex on a beach with a runaway 14-year-old girl has been jailed for six years.
A man from Hartlepool has denied stealing around £100,000 from his wife's vulnerable 91-year-old godmother.
Summer Lawson scored 100% in her SATs, the national tests every state school pupil takes at the end of primary school.
A vehicle recovery operation will take place on October 2 after a dramatic rescue at Hartlepool docks. An HGV tipped over the quay with the driver inside. He was rescued unhurt by the fire brigade.
A man from Hartlepool has been found guilty of grooming, abducting and having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Sean Clode, aged 21 and from Hartlepool, will be sentenced next month. He has been remanded in custody.
Claire Montgomery reports.
A Hartlepool man has been found guilty of grooming, abducting and having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Sean Clode, aged 21, was found guilty after a trial at Teesside Crown Court.
A jury took at hour to reach its verdict. Clode will be sentenced next month and has been remanded in custody.
The jury has been sent out to consider its verdicts in the trial of a man accused of grooming, abducting and having sex with a 14-year-old Scottish schoolgirl.Sean Clode, 21, from Hartlepool, denies the charges against him.The case has been heard at Teesside Crown Court.
The prosecution and defence have made their closing speeches in the trial of a man accused of grooming, abducting and having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Sean Clode from Hartlepool, denies the four charges against him. Teesside Crown Court heard the 21-year-old met the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, through an online game.
Mr Clode said he had no idea that she would travel from Scotland to Hartlepool.
They were found in a tent on sand dunes on Crimdon Dene after she went missing from home in May. The case continues.
A man accused of grooming, abducting a child and having sex with a 14-year-old girl has been giving evidence at his trial.
Sean Clode, who denies the charges, told the jury that he was not prepared for the Scottish teenager to turn up on his doorstep and that he planned to keep the girl safe and get her home as soon as possible.
Claire Montgomery reports.
A court has heard about a father's 'frantic attempts' to find his teenage daughter, who travelled to the North East after she was allegedly groomed online by a man from Hartlepool. Helen Ford reports.
A 21-year-old man has gone on trial charged with abducting and having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Sean Clode, of Glamis Walk, Hartlepool, faces four charges at Teesside Crown Court, where a jury was sworn in.
He is charged with grooming a 14-year-old Scottish schoolgirl, abducting her over a three day period in May and two counts of sexual activity with a child.
The jury was told he denies all four charges. The prosecution will open the case on Tuesday.
A couple who wiped out the life savings of a 91-year-old dementia sufferer have been jailed after a judge branded them "selfish" and "utterly materialistic."
Lesley Reeve and her husband Andrew raided her Godmother's bank account and spent almost £130,000.
Their victim had gone into care, trusting them to help manage her financial affairs.
Gregg Easteal reports.