The factory, which produced an extra-strength variation of cannabis, is thought to be one of the first operating in the North East.Read the full story ›
Police have located and dismantled a small cannabis farm in Blyth.
Officers carried out the search warrant at an address on Cowpen Road on Thursday, October 5.
They arrested a 29-year-old man.
The man has been charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis.
He is due to appear before Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates Court on October 26.
Four men have been found guilty at Newcastle Crown Court after girls and women were exploited and abused in the city.Read the full story ›
Police have made a further appeal to trace a missing teenage girl from Sunderland.
Officers now believe the girl to be with her mother.
Last week officers appealed for help to trace 17-year-old India Huggins who went missing from her home on Hadrian Street on Thursday 14 September.
It was thought that India - who needs a wheelchair to move around - was in the company of an older woman.
Police now believe that the woman in question is India's mother Gail Huggins, 50, who is believed to be missing with India.
Officers are growing increasingly concerned for India's welfare and need to speak to both her and Gail to make sure they're okay.
India is described as:
- Mousey coloured, shoulder length hair
India's mother, Gail, is described as:
- 5ft2in tall
- long straight brown and dark red hair
- brown eyes
India, Gail, or anyone who knows their whereabouts is asked to contact police.
Jack Stevenson, 25, launched an unprovoked attack on David Wailes as he was in The Grapes Pub on 23 December last year.Read the full story ›
A man has been charged with assault after another man was attacked in Sunderland city centre.
The assault happened on Sunday 3 September between 9.15pm and 9.45pm near to the entrance of Debenham's car park at The Bridges Shopping Centre.
A 53-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries where his condition remains critical.
Keith Ramshaw, 37, of Bournemouth Parade, Hebburn has been charged with assault.
Three other people who were arrested, one man and two women, have been released on police bail.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and asking anyone with information to contact Northumbria Police.
Exclusive: Brother of man convicted under Operation Shelter tells ITV News Tyne Tees that his brother was 'not part of the grooming gang'.Read the full story ›
Five men were jailed for a total of 48 and a half years on Thursday for their part in a grooming network operating on Tyneside.Read the full story ›
Four members of a gang who targeted vulnerable women and girls in Newcastle were jailed for almost half a century on Wednesday.Read the full story ›
Two men have been jailed for more than 40 years for their part in sexually exploiting girls and vulnerable women in Newcastle.Read the full story ›