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NSPCC: "This is a horrendous case"

The NSPCC has described the murder of Liam Fee as brutal and appalling.

Nyomi and Rachel Fee, originally of Ryton, Gateshead, were sentenced to 24 and 23.5 years respectively for the murder and ill-treatment of two-year-old Liam Fee.

The sentences are reported to be the longest ever sentences handed to women in Scotland.

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Three arrested after South Shield street disturbance

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Three men have been arrested after a disturbance in a South Shields street.

Police were called to Belloc Avenue at around 11.15pm on Monday and found that a number of houses and vehicles in the area had been damaged during the disturbance.

Three men were arrested on offences including affray and assault.

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 quoting reference 1149 04/07/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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