Sophie Doughty

Sophie Doughty

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

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Kathleen Heslop who was killed walking her dog in Prudhoe

Tributes left at site of Prudhoe road tragedy

Floral tributes have been left at the scene of an alleged hit-and-run in Prudhoe in which Kathleen Heslop was killed

David Sheppard, headteacher at Gosforth Junior High Academy

Boy shot with air gun at Gosforth Junior High Academy

Two boys are being excluded from Gosforth Junior High Academy after a fellow pupil was shot with an air gun

Trouble after the Newcastle United v Sunderland football match at St James' Park

102 quizzed over Tyne-Wear derby day violence

A milestone was reached this week when police made four more planned arrests in connection with Tyne-Wear derby day violence

Fred Pymer, steward at Belford Golf Club, who has had some trophies stolen

Belford Golf Club trophies stolen in raid

Burglars have made off with trophies and alcohol worth hundreds of pounds in a brazen raid on Belford Golf Club

Body found in River Tyne thought to be missing Jason Fyles

Police officers believe they have found the body of missing Jason Fyles, the Newcastle University student who was last seen on May 16

Police tape

Attackers throw petrol over man in Walker home

Intruders dosed a Walker man in petrol during a raid on his home

Police searching for missing grandmother Pamela Jackson find body

POLICE searching for missing grandmother Pamela Jackson have found a woman's body.

Gun raid at Whitburn Post Office

A GUN-WIELDING robber has stormed a South Tyneside post office.

Four arrested in drugs raids on Tyneside and in County Durham

FOUR men have been arrested after a series of early morning raids.

Police appeal for stranger to come forward in missing Jason Fyles investigation

A STRANGER who spoke to missing student Jason Fyles moments before he vanished could help police piece together his last known movements.

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