In this series of special reports, Tyne Tees looks at the issue of rape in the North East.
For the first time, our cameras have been allowed into one of the region's specialist rape centres, to see what a rape victim goes through in the hours after an attack.
We follow one woman on a difficult journey in search of justice and recovery.
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Three men have been jailed for a total of 26 years after the court heard how they terrorised vulnerable drivers in Newcastle.
The six-year-old from Newcastle has thanked strangers who paid for his cancer treatment so he could be here to meet his younger sibling.
County Durham topped the list with the highest number of complaints investigated by the RSPCA last year, totalling over three thousand.