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Northumbria Police have released childhood pictures of John Roberts, murdered a year ago, in an attempt to catch his killer.
Police in Newcastle are working with door staff, street pastors and pubs to make sure people stay safe at night in the city centre.
Police are investigating reports of a fight at a South Tyneside pub.
It happened at the Queens Arms in Jarrow at approximately 10pm on New Year’s Day. Several people were taken to South Tyneside Hospital with various injuries. Two males, aged 16 and 34, have been arrested.
Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 17-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation into the death of Mark Denton has been released without charge. Two 23-year-old men remain in custody for questioning after an extension was granted.
The family of Mark Denton, from Hartlepool, have said they are "devastated" as police appeal for witnesses.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the 31-year-old's murder. He died after an incident at a New Year's Eve party in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool.
Three men arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody for questioning.
– The family of Mark Denton
“We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken to have lost Mark and in such a tragic way. He was a loving uncle, brother, son and boyfriend and he will be sadly missed by everyone. Our hearts will never heal from the loss of Mark, he was a larger than life character and our loss is immeasurable. We now ask for privacy to be allowed to deal with our grief."
– Detective Chief Inspector Anne-Marie Salwey
“This was a brutal attack on Mark and we are concentrating on speaking to people who went to the party on Hutton Avenue. Frightened witnesses may have left the scene quickly and it’s these people that we are keen to speak to.
“This is a large scale investigation; we have set up a Major Incident Room with forensic, detective and uniformed teams following up lines of enquiry and information as it comes in."
Witnesses area asked to call Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Flowers have been laid at the scene in Hartlepool where police are conducting a murder investigation.
Officers were called to Hutton Avenue at about 10.20pm on New Year's Eve, where a man had suffered serious injuries and later died in hospital.
He has been named locally as 31 year old Mark Denton, who was a well-known amateur boxer. Hundreds of people have paid tribute to him on Facebook.
Cleveland Police want anyone with information about what happened to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of an amateur boxer who died after an incident at a New Year's Eve party.
Tributes have poured in for Mark Denton, 31, who died in hospital after he was injured at a party in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool.
He suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
A police spokeswoman said a 17-year-old, a 23-year-old and a man in his 20s have all been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.
Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a well-known former amateur boxer, who died after suffering serious injuries at a New Year's Eve party in Hartlepool.
Police were called to a property in Hutton Avenue at around 10.20pm. The 31 year old man, named locally as Mark Denton, was taken to hospital, but pronounced dead.
A 17 year old is under arrest.
Hundreds of people have left tributes on a Facebook page, Mark Denton R.I.P.
Paul McManus wrote: "Terrible news, so sad, thoughts are with his friends and family R.I.P Mark mate X "
Karl Leighton left this message: _"R.I.P my mate absaloute pleasure to have known ya xx"
Carrie Jobling added: "Such horrible news to wake up to a very good old school friend to lose his life doesn't seem real ..."
Cleveland Police want anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.
A 31 year man has died, after being found with serious injuries in a house in Hartlepool, on New Year's Eve.
Police were called to Hutton Avenue at about 10.20pm. The injured man was taken to hospital, but pronounced dead.
A 17 year old is under arrest.
Cleveland Police are carrying out house to house enquiries, and are asking anyone with information to contact the non-emergency number 101.
Police are investigating reports of a woman having been raped in Newcastle.
The incident happened in the female toilets in the Easy Street bar on Westmoreland Road, in the city at around 2.20am on Boxing Day.
The 19-year-old woman had been in the bar with friends when she went to the toilet. A man came into the toilet and was raped.
The man is described as in his 20s, of Eastern European appearance with short, dark, spiky hair wearing a black vest top and jeans.
– Detective Sergeant Helen Anderson
"We are appealing for anyone who recognises the man's description or has any information to contact us.
"The welfare of the victim is paramount and specialist officers are speaking with her to offer her the help and support she needs from dedicated Rape Investigation Team and the Sexual Assault Referral Centre to ensure she has the utmost support at what is an extremely distressing time for her."
Police are investigating two burglaries on Christmas Day.
Officers were called to a house in Chester Gardens in Crawcrook at 8.45pm. An intruder got in through an unlocked rear door but was disturbed.
A second incident happened in Clifford Terrace a few minutes later at around 8.50pm. An intruder sneaked into a house through a back door but was again disturbed.
No one was injured and and nothing was stolen.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently helping police with their enquiries.
Officers are carrying out enquiries in these areas and additional uniformed officers are on patrol to reassure the community.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police
A former Cleveland Police Officer has been sentenced to 19 years for raping two women and sexually assaulting a child.
Wayne Scott attacked one of his victims seven times over many years, while he was off duty.
Police now believe he attacked as many as 11 people in total both on and off duty, including raping one child in the back of his police van. Our correspondent Dan Ashby reports.