A couple from Hartlepool have been found guilty of stealing around one hundred thousand pounds from a 91-year-old woman suffering from dementia.
The victim's god daughter and her husband, Lesley and Andrew Reeve, wiped out the lady's life savings in a two-year spending spree.
Frances Read was at Teesside Crown Court.
More top news
Northumbria Police is launching its biggest recruitment campaign in nearly a decade as they look to take on hundreds of recruits.
A drunk man swimming in the Tyne harbour sparked the launch of Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat and other emergency services early this morning.
Average earnings rise in the region according to new prosperity map - but North East still lags behind