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Son stabbed father and grandmother 30 times

A 25-year-old man has admitted cutting his father's and grandmother's throats because he feared they were plotting to kill him.

Glen Patterson believed his father and grandmother were plotting to kill him

Glen Patterson stabbed each more than 30 times with a number of knives and even a nail file.

He had begun attacking his grandmother Clara, 82, as she sat in front of the fire and then turned on his father Ray, 61, as he stepped in to help her.

He then ran out into the street in his bloodsoaked clothing and was run over by a car and nearly hit by a lorry. Police were called and when they arrived, he told them: "I've killed two people."

At Newcastle Crown Court, Glen Patterson admitted two counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Mrs Justice Andrews told him: "Those were the two people who loved you mostin the world."

The court heard he is suffering a severe mental illness and being detained at Broadmoor high-security hospital. He was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.

The judge said: "They will be able to treat you until you get well."You will only be released once the responsible authorities are satisfied you no longer present a danger to the public."


Man admits manslaughter of father and grandmother

A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to killing his father and grandmother in a brutal attack.

Glen Patterson admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He killed his father Ray, 61, and grandmother Clara, 82, at their home in Benton on North Tyneside in February. He will be sent to a secure hospital.


Man found with multiple stab wounds in North Tyneside

A man was found with multiple stab wounds in North Tyneside earlier today.

Police were called to Lamb Terrace in West Allotment at around 5.20am this morning (Sunday 15 June). Officers found a 30-year-old man with injuries to his leg, arm and groin. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH. A 30-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with Royal Mail van in North Tyneside

A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a Royal Mail van, police have confirmed.

The crash happened on Thursday (12 June) at around 6.50am on the A187 Times View Terrace in East Howdon, North Tyneside. The motorbike rider was taken to the RVI hospital in Newcastle but later died.

The van driver, a man in his 50s, suffered minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

Shop theft: CCTV image

CCTV image of man police want to talk to

Police investigating a theft in North Tyneside have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to. The theft happened at 2.45pm on Saturday, March 8, at Nisa in Tynemouth Road in Wallsend.

A number of food items were stolen.

Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured as it's believed he was in the store at the time and may be able to help with their enquiries.

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