Sophie Doughty

Sophie Doughty

Sophie Doughty is our crime reporter and has been a journalist since 2003.

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Dave Jones with wife Michelle

Amble car crash: Mum of Dave Jones pays tribute to her son

Dave Jones died instantly after his car skidded on ice and careered into a tree in Amble, Northumberland, on Saturday night

The scene of the fatal car accident in Amble

Tributes paid to dad killed in Amble crash

Tributes were last night being paid to a devoted dad who died when his car crashed into a tree in Amble, Northumberland

The scene of the fatal crash at Hadrian Road in Wallsend yesterday

Arrest after man dies following Wallsend car crash

Police were last night quizzing a man follwing a car crash in Wallsend which left one man dead

Matt Adams from Longhorsely who has gone missing updated

Missing Longhorsely man Matt Adams found near Morpeth

Northumbria police have this afternoon found missing Longhorsely man Matt Adams in the Tritlington area near Morpeth

Daniel Moir, of Washington, has been missing for a fortnight

Family of missing man Daniel Moir told of body found in River Wear

Northumbria Police have informed the family of missing man Daniel Moir that a body has been found in the River Wear

The scene of the crash at Tanfield

Tanfield villagers fear lives will be lost on danger road

People living in Tanfield, near Stanley, County Durham fear lives will be lost unless something is done to improve safety on the road through the village

Judge joins forces with Vera Baird over sex offenders' jail sentences

A top judge is backing police commissioner Vera Baird in her fight to get tougher prison sentences for convicted sex offenders

The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene of the crash on the A1

Man and woman injured in A1 smash still in hospital

A driver and passenger injured when an elderly motorist drove the wrong way down the A1 were last night still in in hospital

Police raid two properties on Hortondale Grove in Blyth on suspicion of drug dealing and supplying heroin

Police raid homes of suspected heroin dealers in Blyth

Northumbria Police officers yesterday raided the homes of suspected heroin dealers in Blyth, Northumberland

Firefighters at the scene of the moorland fire at Belford

Moor fire in Belford burns for more than 24 hours

Firefighters have been tackling a huge fire on remote Northumberland moorland for more than 24 hours

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