Sophie Doughty

Sophie Doughty

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

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Cramlington burglar jailed for laptop theft from cancer sufferer's home

A BURGLAR involved in the theft of a laptop containing precious pictures of a young cancer sufferer is today behind bars.

Elderly woman seriously injured when hit by car

AN ELDERLY woman is today in hospital with serious injuriesd after being hit by a car.

Family of murdered Gosforth woman Heather Arthur prepare to say farewell

THE family of a woman killed in her Tyneside home are preparing to say their last goodbyes.

Police morning raids at an address in Darden Lough, West Denton

Ten arrests in police swoop on Newcastle drug ring

POLICE have swooped on the homes of the suspected crime bosses behind a drugs ring.

Police morning raids at an address in Darden Lough, West Denton

Police raid Newcastle homes of suspected drugs crime bosses

Police have today swooped on the homes of the suspected crime bosses behind a large scale drugs ring in a series of early morning raids.

More suspected Tyne-Wear derby football yobs sought

MORE pictures of the suspected derby day yobs that wreaked havoc on the streets of Newcastle have been released by police.

Hit and run driver is hunted after pedestrian knocked down in Durham

A HIT and run motorist who drove off after seriously injuring a pedestrian is being hunted by police.

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes and Don MacDonald (inset)

Protest dad will not be charged after confronting Newcastle Council leader

A FATHER who was arrested after confronting council leader Nick Forbes during a protest against local authority budget cuts will not be charged.

Flowers outside Heather Arthur home on Woodbine Road, Gosforth

Gosforth murder victim named as Heather Arthur

A WOMAN found dead in her suburban home has been named by police.

Suspected Tyne-Wear derby yobs

More Tyne-Wear derby thugs images are released

MORE faces of those suspected of being behind the disorder which followed the Tyne-Wear derby have been revealed.

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