Sophie Doughty

Sophie Doughty

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

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Teenage One Direction fan hit by lorry while waiting to see band near Newcastle arena

A TEENAGE One Direction fan was hit by a lorry while waiting to catch a glimpse of the boyband in Newcastle.

The Mansion House in Jesmond, Arthur Hendersons Nobel Peace Prize medallion and Lord Collingwood

Lock of Lord Collingwood’s hair and Nobel peace prize stolen

A NOBEL peace prize and a lock of Lord Collingwood’s hair are among the valuable items missing after a daring raid on a Lord Mayor’s official residence.

Washington Police Station

Man dies after being held at Washington Police Station

A MAN who was being held in custody at Washington Police Station has died.

Yobs hunted after brawl in Newcastle's Rafferty's Bar - GALLERY

THESE soccer yobs are being hunted over a bar brawl after Newcastle United's home clash against Chelsea.

Dulverton Court in Jesmond where a man's body has been found

Murder probe launched after body found in Jesmond block of flats

RESIDENTS of one of Newcastle’s most prestigious neighbourhoods have told of their horror at learning their street is at the centre of a murder probe.

Ashingtons Neighbourhood Policing Team has launched Operation Saxon to crack down on increased crime

Arrests made in Ashington after police crackdown on crime

POLICE have made arrests following a crime crackdown in a Northumberland town.

Manhunt launched for armed robbers who escaped with Newcastle casino cash

A MANHUNT is under way for masked raiders who held-up security guards with a gun to steal casino cash.

New police crackdown on yobs plaguing Ashington

A POLICE operation has been launched in a Northumberland town after a rise in crime in recent weeks.

Cannabis and fake goods found in Bedlington home raids

DRUGS and fake designer clothes were seized when homes were raided during a police crackdown.

Victim tells of horror glass attack in Newcastle

A MAN attacked on his first night out in Newcastle has told how he almost bled to death.

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