Police are appealing for information after World War 1 headstones have been damaged at a cemetery in Houghton.
Five gravestones were damaged overnight on March 22 at Hillside Cemetery in Stanley Street. A further ten were also knocked over.
The damages will cost around £15,000 to repair.
Police are appealing for information after World War 1 headstones were damaged at a cemetery in Houghton.
On Tuesday (March 22) it was reported five gravestones had been damaged at Hillside Cemetery in Stanley Street.
The damages happened between Wednesday, February 17 and Monday, March 21.
A further ten have also been knocked over.
It's estimated the damage caused will cost around £15,000 to repair.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Sunderland.
Police were called to reports that a vehicle had left the A690 in Newbottle, Houghton, and crashed into a field at 7am on September 11.
The eastbound carriageway has been closed and traffic is currently being diverted on to the A1404 and A182 towards the A19.
Anyone who saw the incident, or who was in the area at the time, is asked to contact police on 101.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a war memorial was damaged in Houghton.
Police believe the damaged was caused by an air weapon. It happened at the memorial on Easington Lane Access Point on Brick Garth, Easington, between Monday, September 29 - October 12.
Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Houghton.
The incident happened between 7.50pm and 8pm on Monday, 6th October, at Grasswell Caravan Site in Blind Lane.
Three men went into a chalet on the site wearing balaclava's and shouted at occupants . It's thought the men may have had weapons with them.
One of the residents in his 60's activated the alarm and the men made off empty handed in a 4 x 4 Type vehicle. No one was injured in the incident.
Detectives are carrying out enquiries and asking any witnesses to come forward.
An elderly woman has died in hospital almost a week after she was hit by a high powered motorcycle on Wearside.
The crash happened on South Hetton Road in Houghton-le-Spring at 12.14pm on Tuesday, May 20th.
A pedestrian, a woman in her 70's, was taken to hospital by air ambulance.
Earlier this morning, Tuesday May 27th, she died in hospital.
Police say next of kin are being spoken to and her identity will be released later.
There were two people on the motorbike - the rider and passenger. Both were taken to hospital and released after treatment. Police are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish what happened and are asking any witnesses to contact them.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the A182 in Houghton. A motorbike and a car collided on May 20 at 10.30am, at Hillside Way at the roundabout under the A690.
A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are not life threatening.
The road is now fully open.
A burglar who broke into a house in Houghton has been jailed for four years.
33-year-old Paul Jeffrey Robinson, of Shields Place, broke into a house on Sunderland Street, at the end of August this year.
A school in Houghton is hosting a Parliamentary-style debate on dementia which will be chaired by Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson.
Bernard Gilpin Primary School is just one of 21 schools nationwide that has been selected to promote awareness of the disease as part of the Prime Minster's Challenge on Dementia campaign.