A man has been convicted of the murder of a two-month old baby boy. Karl Walker inflicted fatal head injuries on Logan Ormston
A former police detective has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years after admitting the murder of his policewoman partner.
A man who murdered his sister's boyfriend is facing life behind bars.
A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of East Yorkshire antiques dealer Peter Battle.
Mr Battle, 56, was found dead at his home in Full Sutton on 7 February 2013.
Graham Richardson will appear before Beverley Magistrates Court on Saturday, 16 February charged with Mr Battle's murder.
Police investigating the murder of antiques dealer Peter Battle at Full Sutton continue to question a 26 year old man from North Yorkshire. He remains in Police custody and an application is to be made to the court for a Warrant of Further Detention.
Information is still being sought in relation to activity in and around the victim's home address, Whisker Cottage, in Full Sutton from around Christmas time to February 7 this year when Mr Battle's body was discovered.
Anyone who is approached to buy items that Mr Battle was known to trade in, such as silver and gold coins and sovereigns and silver cutlery is also asked to come forward with information.
Detectives have revealed that a man found murdered at his home near York was a gold and silver antiques dealer. The body of Peter Battle, who was 56, was discovered at his house in Full Sutton almost a week ago. He'd died from severe head injuries.
Police want to find his relatives and get details of anyone who may have visited his cottage recently. A twenty six year old man has been arrested.
Detectives will hand out this leaflet to fans heading to this afternoon's Newcastle game against Reading at St James's Park. John Roberts was a well known Newcastle fan and was nicknamed John "The Badge" by fellow supporters. He was found murdered in his home in Winlaton in Gateshead in December.
Police will then travel to Mr Roberts's home to hand out more leaflets to people in the area as they continue their appeal for help.
Detectives will hand out leaflets to supporters going to this afternoon's Newcastle game against Reading at St James's park to appeal for help over the murder of a well know Magpie fan.
John Roberts was found dead in his home in Winlaton in Gateshead on December 16th. The 32 year old was a regular at St James's Park and was known amongst fellow fans as John 'The Badge'. Detectives will give out leaflets with a picture of Mr Roberts and details of his murder to appeal for help.
The murder team will also be in Winlaton tonight to hand out more leaflets to people living close to Mr Roberts's home in the hope of discovering new leads.
– Detective Superintendent Roger Ford, Northumbria Police
We need to track down and speak to anyone who might have seen Mr Roberts that Saturday evening. I'd urge anyone who thinks they saw him perhaps walking back from the shop or anywhere in the area to contact us with any information at all"
A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in County Durham.
The body of Lesley Caile, 48, was found at a house on North View in Hunwick on Christmas Eve. Forty-six-year-old Peter Edward Yorke has been charged with murder, and is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court on Saturday.
The detective leading the search for the killer of a County Durham father-of-two has issued the descriptions of two men seen running away from the scene.
David Scott, from Stanley, died in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary early on Sunday morning after being found injured in the back lane of Rose Avenue. The 33-year-old been stabbed.
Detective Superintendent Paul Goundry, from Northumbria Police said:
– Detective Superintendent Paul Goundry, from Northumbria Police
"One was described as around 5ft 8ins tall, of thin build, wearing a powder-blue zip-top body warmer over a grey hoodie, and light-coloured track suit bottoms.
"The other man was smaller, about 5ft 6ins tall, wearing a thin horizontally-stripped top over a hoodie and dark tracksuit bottoms.
"We are keen to trace these men, or anyone who recognises their descriptions as we believe they could have significant information to assist our enquiries.
Detectives investigating the murder of a Gateshead man say that they have had a good response from the local community.
Northumbria Police issued an appeal for information after John Roberts was found dead inside a house in Park Terrace, Winlaton around six o'clock on Sunday evening.
A post mortem that was carried out established that the 32-year-old had died as a result of serious head injuries.
Mr Roberts' last confirmed sighting was on Thursday, December 13th and officers now need to trace his whereabouts since that day.
They are keen to speak to anyone who may have see Mr Roberts or spoken to him since Thursday, or anyone with any information that could help us track his movements since he was last seen.
– Assistant Chief Constable Steve Ashman, Northumbria Police
"Mr Roberts was a well-known man and it's important to remember he was someone's son who was violently attacked and we need people to keep coming forward with any information.
We know a lot of people have been paying tribute to Mr Roberts following his death - which shows he was a familiar face aound Gateshead and Newcastle.
We understand how an incident like this can cause a degree of concern among the local community.
We'd like to stress there is no suggestion of any risk to the wider public and we have extra local officers in the area carrying out enquiries and speaking to residents."
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Gateshead last night. John Roberts died of head injuries.
He was facing charges of child abduction and was last seen when he appeared in court on Thursday.
Police are now trying to piece together what happened in the days before his death.
Here is the full report from Lucy Taylor.
Police are appealing for help to find out more about the movements of John Roberts from Winlaton prior to his death.
The 32-year-old was found dead in Gateshead this morning with serious head injuries.
Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward.