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 couple from Hartlepool have been jailed for wiping out the life savings of a 91-year-old woman with dementia.
Lesley Reeve spent more than £100,000 of her godmother's money with her husband Andrew after he was made a signatory on their victim's bank account.
Gregg Easteal was in court.
A couple who were found guilty of wiping out a 91-year-old dementia sufferer's life savings in two years have been sentenced.
Lesley Reeve, 56, and husband Andrew, 55, have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. The judge branded them 'utterly materialistic' for spending all but £3,000 of Reeve's godmother's £130,000.
A couple from Hartlepool who wiped out a 91-year-old dementia sufferer's life savings in two years are due to be sentenced.
Lesley Reeve, 56, and husband Andrew, 55, spent all but £3,000 of her godmother's £130,000, after the pensioner allowed Mr Reeve to become a signatory on her bank accounts.
Teesside Crown Court heard how they had spent some of the cash on converting the garage of their home in Chichester Close into a wet room and gym.
A 12-year-old girl is missing from her home in Hartlepool.
Sophie Dunn was last seen at her home on Joicey Court at around 8.30pm last night.
She left to go to her grandparents' on Hart Lane but did not arrive.
Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned and are appealing to anyone with information to contact them on 101.
A suspected unexploded mortar bomb from the First World War has been found on Teesside.
The device was uncovered on wasteland near to Bruntoft Avenue in Hartlepool.
Police have confirmed that they are dealing with a 'device' found at on waste land near Bruntoft Avenue in Hartlepool.
It is suspected to be a World War One device.
A controlled explosion is expected to take place in the area
A popular teenage guitarist who was about to go to university has died after collapsing at the Leeds Festival.
James Houghton, 19, from Hartlepool, travelled to the event with friends.
Police are investigating the "unexplained death", which is not being treated as suspicious.
A spokeswoman said: "West Yorkshire Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of a 19-year-old man at the Leeds Festival.
"Police officers working at the festival were called to the on-site medical facilities at 11.22pm on Sunday August 25, following his collapse elsewhere on site.
"He was pronounced dead at the festival site. Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time."
His family have been informed.
– Laitner family statement
"Whenever even the name Arthur Hutchinson rears its ugly head it does nothing but create fear and distress to the victims of this heinous crime.
Let the human rights judiciary members be thrust into our position for just a day and maybe they would understand this.
We are confident that justice will be done and, more importantly, be seen to be done so that this matter be finally put to rest."
Police have released the photos they took of the home owned by Andrew and Lesley Reeve, convicted of stealing the life savings of a 91 year old woman with dementia. Mrs Reeve's Godmother was told the garage of the Reeve's home would be converted into a bedroom for her to live with them.
However the couple stole around £100,000 and spent it on luxury goods - and to turn their garage into a gym and wetroom.
– Detective Inspector Dave Turnbull from the Cleveland Police Economic Crime Unit
"Today’s result has brought a satisfactory conclusion to the first stage of what has proven to be a very difficult investigation.
"As the victim was unable to give evidence, it had to be proved by other means and credit for this must go to the investigating officer, Detective Constable Rachel Graham.
"Mr and Mrs Reeve took full advantage of a vulnerable lady and have spent her money entirely for their own benefit, which has left the victim with little left. We will now commence an investigation to recover the proceeds of the crime."