A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death at an inquest for 2 teenage girls who drowned in the River Wear.
14-year-old Chloe Fowler was playing in the water near Washington when she got into difficulties.
Her 15-year-old friend Tonibeth Purvis tried to save her.
Jonny Blair reports.
More top news
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man died following an incident at nightclub in Durham.
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Sandiford, a former legal secretary originally from Redcar, was convicted of drug smuggling offences and sentenced to death in 2013.