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.
Liam's mum Rachel Fee must serve a minimum 23-and-a-half-years. Her partner Nyomi Fee was told she must serve at least 24 years.Read the full story ›
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.
Figures from campaign group Big Brother Watch revealed the number of times confidential data was accessed with no specific policing reason.Read the full story ›
Newcastle Crown Court was told Michael Walker was high on drink and drugs when he tussled with a Pc on the footbridge 14m above the A1Read the full story ›
Cleveland Police said they are linking two hate crime assauts to the EU Referendum when Britain voted to leave EuropeRead the full story ›
Robert Donnally has been jailed for seven months for threatening his former girlfriend and her new partnerRead the full story ›
A 28-year-old man suffered bite puncture wounds on his arm and upper body after he was bitten when a police officer was exercising the dog.Read the full story ›
Colin Richardson has been jailed after police tracked him down when they found a Sainsbury's receipt at the scene of one of his crimesRead the full story ›
A North Yorkshire Police disciplinary hearing has found that the actions of Pc Simon Ryan, amounted to gross misconduct.Read the full story ›