A court has heard that a former Newcastle United player had 'plenty of female attention' but did not rape a woman at a hotel in the city last year. 22 year old Nile Ranger denies the allegation, insisting the act was consensual. From Newcastle Crown Court, Jonny Blair reports.
A husband has been found guilty of murdering his wife in their home in Newcastle.
Heather Arthur was found dead at their home in the Gosforth area last April.
Mark Arthur, 50, denied murder but admitted his wife's manslaughter on the grounds of loss of control.
She is one of the stars of TV reality show Geordie Shore, but tonight (February 3) Vicky Pattison is preparing to do several weeks of community service after injuring a model and a security guard in a brawl at a Newcastle nightclub.
She escaped jail despite a judge describing her assault with a stiletto shoe as serious and shocking.
Gregg Easteal reports.
:Sentencing Pattison, Judge Brian Forster QC said: "I accept you are shocked by your own conduct.
"I accept you are remorseful for what took place.
"You tried to deal with your emotions in an inappropriate way by drinking too much alcohol but you recognise that.
"This case should be seen as what it was, a loss of control on one occasion by a young lady who is 26."
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.