A North Shields based milkman has escaped jail after stealing money from a vulnerable elderly customer.
Kyle Rosemurgey, 21, from Appletree Gardens in Whitley Bay, was convicted by a jury on four counts of burglary from a dwelling and a single count of theft from a person.
He was working as a milkman in the North Shields area at the time of the offence and the 93-year-old victim was one of his long-standing customers.
Due to her old age and vulnerability she would leave her door open so he could let himself in and deliver her milk, but police say Rosemurgey took advantage of the situation and stole her money.
Officers eventually discovered the 21-year-old was responsible and he was given a 12 month sentence, suspended for 24 months, at Newcastle Crown Court in May.
Sergeant Steve Nicholson, from North Shields Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "It is a terrible and frightening thing to know that a person you trust, and rely upon, is stealing your money behind your back".
Protecting the vulnerable in our communities is high on our priorities. The offender has abused his position of trust and took his role as an opportunity to steal cash instead.
It has been satisfying to bring this person to justice and bring some form of comfort to his victim and her family during this terrible ordeal."
As well as his suspended sentence Rosemurgey was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and must pay £130 compensation and a £100 victim surcharge.
North Shields FC have confirmed they will celebrate their FA Vase win with an open top bus tour on Friday 22 May.
This is the timetable for the tour:
- 1830: Leave North Shields Football Club, West Percy Street
- The tour turns right at Silkey's Lane and right onto Front Street
- Turn right onto Chirton Green
- Turn left up Hawkey's Lane
- Turn right at Daren Persson Funeral Services, down Aleandra Road
- On to Trevor Terrace
- Along Linskill Terrace and King Edward Road
- Right on to Manor Road
- Up and down Tynemouth Front Street
- Left on to Allendale Place
- On to Tynemouth Road
- Left down Stephenson Street
- Left along Charlotte Street and Bird Street
- Right down Brewhouse Bank
- Right along the Fish Quay to Borough Road
- Right at Borough Road
- Right along Saville Street
- Left up Howard Street to Northumberland Square
- Left at traffic lights on to Albion Road
- Left at Pub and Kitchen on to Church Way
- Right on to Howden Road
- At the Parks Sports Centre roundabout, left down George Stephenson Way - down to the roundabout and back up
- Right along Howden Road
- Left up Coach Lane
- Left at Spring Gardens Pub
- Along Chirton Green on to Billy Mill Avenue
- Left on to Verne Road
- Left down Balkwell Avenue at the Nautilus Pub
- Right at the Pineapple Pub on to Wallsend Road
- Left on to Waterville Road
- Left on to Silkey's Lane, past North Shields Football Club
- Finish: Chirton Social Club.
The route has been announced for the North Shields victory parade on Friday.
Players will show off the FA Vase on an open-top bus which will leave from the Robins' ground at 6.30pm, travel to Tynemouth and through the cente of North Shields and will finish at the Chirton Social Club at 8.30pm.
North Shields FC lifted the trophy at Wembley Stadium on May 9th after a 2-1 victory over Derbyshire side Glossop North End.
Police are appealing for information after a woman was reportedly raped on a ferry travelling from North Shields to Amsterdam.
On Friday, April 10, officers were informed a 23-year-old woman had been raped in a cabin on the ferry between midnight and 3am Saturday, April 4.
It's believed the woman was in the cabin with two men when she was attacked. Specially trained officers are now working with the victim to offer her support.
The woman had been speaking to a group of men on the ferry before the incident and officers are keen for them to get in contact.
Anyone who was on the ferry and has information that could help with police should call Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.
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The manager of non-league North Shields said his team must not ease off as it prepares for a Wembley cup final.
The club beat Highworth Town at the weekend to secure a place in the final of the FA Vase in May.
Manager Graham Fenton said there was still much to do.
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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in North Shields.
A man entered the One Shop store on Kirton Park Terrace at 6.43pm on January 11, he demanded money and left.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact them on 101.
Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a tanning salon in North Shields.
A man armed with a machete entered The Sun Lounge on Verne Road at around 7:45pm on Friday night. He demanded cash and threatened staff before making off.
No one was hurt during the incident but staff members were left shaken.
The offender is described as being 5ft 10 tall, of slim build and was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.
Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery took place earlier this evening in North Shields.
A man entered the Sun Lounge on Verne Road armed with a machette and demanded cash, before making off.
No one was injured during the incident but staff were left shaken.
The offender is described as male, 5ft10 of slim build and was wearing a black jacket with blue jeans and white trainers.
Anyone who was in the area and may have seen anything is asked to contact the police.