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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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'I love weed' hat Pc sacked after panel ruled he committed gross misconduct

North Yorkshire police officer Simon Ryan has been sacked by a disciplinary panel who ruled he had committed gross misconduct.

Ryan wore a woolly hat with 'I love weed' on while on duty and also wrote "paedo" and "paedophile" on a CV during an investigation into an allegation of child abuse.

The hearing was told Ryan did it to amuse colleagues.

The hearing at the police headquarters is the first disciplinary the force has held where the public and press are allowed to attend.

The panel heard Pc Ryan found the CVs at a house during a search into an allegation of a sex offence involving a child in January 2015.

Under "interests", Pc Ryan amended the CV to say "abusing children", the hearing was told.

He then showed the CV to colleagues, did not record it as evidence and later destroyed it in the confidential waste at Northallerton Police Station.

Only 10 days later, he was on duty when he wore a hat with a cannabis logo and the message "I love weed", both in the office and while on mobile patrol.

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