The hunt is being stepped up for a County Durham man named as one of Britain's most wanted after he apparently narrowly escaped capture.
Officers thought Brian Thexton had skipped the country for Spain, but they're now convinced he's back in the UK.
Gregg Easteal reports.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A new medical robot is transforming lung cancer surgery in the North East.
Official figures say 47,427 supporters attended Newcastle's defeat to Spurs, but does that reflect the success of the boycott?