Thomas Eastwood, 19, was jailed after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and was found in possession of a large kitchen knife in Sunderland.
Mark Wright, 23, was handed a six-month prison sentence after he coughed in an officer’s face and claimed he had coronavirus in Newcastle.
A dangerous driver, ironically called Astin Martin, has been handed a lengthy ban after reaching more than three times the speed limit.
Leaders of several different faiths present to teach student officers about their religion
Judge Penny Moreland says the men in the gang targeted teenagers and young women who were 'young, impressionable, naive and vulnerable'
The former chief prosecutor, who initiated proceedings against members of the Rochdale sex gang, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the landmark case in the north-east
The force joins the FA and the Metropolitan Police in looking into the growing scandal in football
Up to seven professional football clubs are now involved in the scandal after more than 20 ex-players allege they were victims
Northumbria Police and Cheshire Police are investigating historical sex abuse allegations in football after a number of high-profile footballers revealed they were abused as youth players