It has been described as one of the most horrifying attacks of its kind that Northumbria Police has dealt with.
A 15-year-old girl making her way home from a youth club was raped repeatedly for an hour and a half.
The man responsible, Abdul Miah from Newcastle, was jailed for 12 years today, May 10 and told he will spend the rest of his life on the sex offenders register.
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Major routes were brought to a standstill, homes were left without power and more than a hundred schools were forced to close due to snow.
Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he would be making his international return.
It's causing chaos on the region's roads but the snow has created some stunning landscapes across the North East.