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Geordie Shore star sentenced for stiletto attacks

Vicky Pattison must carry out unpaid work Credit: PA Wire

Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison has been sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court for attacking two women with a stiletto shoe at a nightclub in Newcastle last July.

She must carry out 180 hours unpaid work.

The 26-year-old was also handed a community order for one year.

Pattison was ordered to pay £4,000 compensation to Hannah Kelso, who suffered a cut to her face, plus £750 compensation to door superviser Victoria Burnsand, who was injured while trying to stop the trouble.

She must also pay £1,500 costs.

Geordie Shore star spared jail for stiletto attack

Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison walked free from court today after leaving two women injured in a stiletto shoe attack.The 26-year-old had been drinking at the House of Smith club in Newcastle, where she and fellow cast members were recording the MTV series last July.

Newcastle Crown Court heard part-time model Hannah Kelso, 20, suffered a cut to her face.

Door supervisor Victoria Burns, who had stepped in to try and stop the trouble, got a lump to her forehead and a cut lip after being hit in the face by the same stiletto.

Pattison was handed a community order for 12 months with 180 hours unpaid work.

She was also ordered to pay £4,000 compensation to Miss Kelso, £750 to Miss Burnsand £1,500 costs.


Company pleads guilty after man's death

A company has admitted blame over the death of a teenage worker at a Wearside dockyard.

Engineer Jason Burden, 19, from South Shields, died after a piece of metal machinery, weighing almost a tonne, fell on him as he worked at South Docks in Sunderland in December 2011.

A post mortem examination showed Jason died from chest and abdominal injuries.

Tyne Slipway and Engineering were charged following and investigation by the Health and Safety Executive and directors from the firm appeared at Newcastle Crown Court today.

Dominic Adamson, representing the firm, entered a guilty plea to a charge of failing to discharge a duty on its behalf.

The company is expected to be sentenced this week and the hearing continues.

Burglar jailed for 39 months

Burglar Steven Burr Credit: Northumbria Police

A burglar from Newcastle has been jailed for more than three years. Steven Burr, 31, of Wilbury Place, Newcastle, was sentenced to 39 months for burglary and attempted burglary.

Early on Tuesday, October 1, police were called to an address at Two Ball Lonnen, following a report that a man had broken into a house and stolen property. Police responded and Burr was arrested in the area. Further enquiries revealed an attempted burglay and a burglary at two takeaways.

Burr was subsequently charged with burglary and attempted burglary. All the stolen property was recovered by police.

Chief Inspector David Felton said: "Being broken into is hugely distressing and we're pleased this man will now face the consequences of the crimes he has committed.

Man charged with Hexham Heiress's Murder

Janet Brown Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A man has appeared at Newcastle Crown Court charged with the murder of a woman from Northumberland who went missing more than 8 years ago.

59 year old Donald Graham from Seaton Delaval in Northumberland is accused of murdering Janet Brown.

Heiress Ms Brown, from Hexham, disappeared in June 2005 just before she was able to claim her parents' estate.

Donald Graham has also been charged with two counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception and 13 counts of fraud.

Along with Mr Graham, Elizabeth Todd is jointly charged with him with forgery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and perverting the course of justice.

Both defendants denied all charges and their trial is due to start in May.

Judge James Goss QC remanded Graham in custody and granted Todd conditional bail.


Former chair of Cleveland Police Authority not guilty

The former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority has been found not guilty of a charge that he tried to intimidate a witness.

Dave Mccluckie was alleged to have visited his friend Peter Blythe on two separate occasions after discovering Mr Blythe had spoken to police officers investigating allegations of corruption within the Cleveland Force.

Dave McLuckie "delighted" to be cleared of intimidating a witness

The former Cleveland Police Authority Chairman, David McLuckie, told reporters outside Newcastle Crown Court that he was "delighted" to be cleared of intimidating a witness.

Earlier this year the 52-year-old local councillor was jailed for eight months for persuading a friend to accept his speeding points, to protect his career.

He is still on police bail in relation to another investigation, called Operation Sacristy.

Former Cleveland Police Chair not guilty

The former chairman of Cleveland Police, Dave McLuckie, said he was "delighted" to be found not guilty of intimidating a witness.

Dave McLuckie was accused of saying "You don't know what I can do" to a witness Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

He said: "I'm absolutely delighted that the jury came to the decision that they did and I would like to thank them all for that.

"This has been a particularly horrendous year for me and my family. I'm glad its over, on this occasion, and what I'll do now is go back home, have a night out with my family and have a good Christmas."

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