Sophie Doughty

Sophie Doughty

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

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Police and forensics at Woodbine Road in Gosforth after a woman was found dead

Gosforth murder suspect arrested after woman found dead

A MAN was being questioned on suspicion of murder last night after a mother was found dead while her children were at school.

Janet Brown (main pic) and (inset) Michael Straughan

Janet Brown suspect quizzed over death of Michael Straughan

A MAN arrested over the death of missing Northumberland woman Janet Brown was last night being questioned about the murder of a Newcastle man who disappeared 20 years ago.

Police searching for missing Janet Brown in Northumberland make arrests over Michael Straughan murder

A 20-year-old murder probe today took a dramatic new twist when police searching for missing Janet Brown arrested two people over the disappearance of a Tyneside man, who vanished more than two decades ago.Officers are continuing to scour land land near Sparty Lea as they continue to search for Ms Brown, who has not been seen since June 2005 and is now feared dead.But in a bizarre development to the case police today arrested a 59-year-old Tynedale man and a 44-year-old Newcastle man on the suspicion of murder of Michael Straughan, 38, from Newcastle, who went missing in the city in June 1992.

Simon Thomas, professor of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics at Newcastle University

Expert warns on 'legal highs' danger after Blyth teenagers hospitalised

READILY available ‘legal highs’ could be more dangerous than banned substances, an expert has warned.

Suspects hunted in Tyne-Wear derby day disorder

THE faces of more suspected thugs who blighted the recent Tyne-Wear derby have been revealed.

Legal high warning after Blyth teenagers vomit blood

THREE teenagers were last night recovering at home after taking so called “legal high” drugs .

Final days of murder victim John 'The Badge' Roberts

THIS is among the last images of murdered John ‘The Badge’ Roberts.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley still the richest man in the region

NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley has retained his crown as the region’s richest man.

Police looking for your help to find Tyne-Wear derby thugs

POLICE have released images of people they need to trace following football violence after the Tyne-Wear derby.

Ex-Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger leaving Newcastle Magistrates Court

Nile Ranger gets community service for attacking girlfriend

FORMER Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been ordered to carry out community service for attacking his girlfriend.


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