In the sentencing of two teenage girls for the murder of Angela Wrightson, Judge Mr Justice Globe referred to an "emotional letter" from Angela's mother.
He said: "She (Angela's mother) will never be able to blink away the horrifying image of her daughter's battered body when she saw her in the mortuary. She cannot understand how you could have been as violent as you were. She's not alone in that."
Judge Mr Justice Globe said the girls' attack included "gratuitous degradation" as they published photographs online and trashed Angela Wrightson's house.
It follows their sentencing today for the murder of the 39-year-old in her home in Hartlepool.
Psychologist Emma Kenny says the Angela Wrightson case is "tragic for all involved" because the 15-year-old girls did not understand the consequences of their actions.
It follows the sentencing today.
Following the sentencing of two teenage girls for the murder of Angela Wrightson, Dawn McManus, a charity manager at Red Dreams, says the girls "made the wrong choices". Dawn, who works with young people in Hartlepool, also says situations like this "can spiral for anyone":
Two teenage girls have each been jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years for the murder of Angela Wrightson.Read the full story ›
Two teenage girls who murdered Angela Wrightson by battering her to death with household objects in a five-hour ordeal have been sentenced to life with a minimum of 15 years
Detectives investigating the murder of 79-year-old Norma Bell in Hartlepool are appealing to trace a missing television.Read the full story ›
The girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will attend Leeds Crown Court for sentencing later today.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for information after prescribed medication was stolen from a vehicle on Southbrooke Avenue in Hartlepool.
It happened between 9pm on Monday April 4 and 7am on Tuesday April 5.
The medication could be extremely dangerous if it was taken by someone not prescribed to take it.
Officers are reminding people not to take medication which isn’t prescribed to them and are urging members of the public to take any found medication to a nearby pharmacy or local police station or call Cleveland Police on 101.
A winking seal has been spotted off the Headland by a father and son taking a walk along the coast.Read the full story ›