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A predatory paedophile who worked with Newcastle United's youth players and sexually abused boys over three decades has been jailed for 20 years. George Ormond, 62, worked with a prominent youth team in the city in the 1970s and 1980s, before assisting at the Premier League club in the 1990s.…
A predatory paedophile who helped in Newcastle United's youth set up has been convicted of sexually abusing young players spanning almost 25 years. In the 1970 and 1980s George Ormond coached at a prominent junior club in the city before assisting at the Premier League side in the 1990s and…
A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man after she boarded a train in Edinburgh. The victim, from Northamptonshire, boarded the 5.05pm Edinburgh to Newcastle service on Sunday May 20. A man sat next to her and as the train departed he inappropriately touched her. British Transport Police say…
A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. Harjit Bariana, 46, also used violence to make the drink and drug-addicted victims work for long hours at…
A hospice boss who used the charity's credit to spend more than £90,000 on suits, designer Mont Blanc pens and luxury hotels has been jailed for four years. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 63, would not allow other staff at Butterwick Hospice to open the credit card bills and put the personal expenditure…
A hospice boss whose arrest cost the charity £100,000 in lost donations will be jailed when he is sentenced for a long-running fraud. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 62, pleaded guilty to abusing his position as chief executive of Butterwick Hospice by using its credit card for his personal expenditure over nearly eight…
An unscrupulous takeaway boss will be jailed after he was convicted of enslaving alcoholic tenants and forcing them to work at his chip shop for free. Harjit Bariana, 46, supplied drink and drugs to vulnerable tenants of his property in Blyth, Northumberland, and fed them leftovers rather than pay them…
A hospice boss whose arrest cost the charity £100,000 in lost donations is facing jail after he admitted a long-running fraud. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 62, pleaded guilty to abusing his position as chief executive of Butterwick Hospice by using its credit card for his personal expenditure over nearly eight years. He…
NHS England is to pay damages to a GP whose privacy it breached by telling the BBC that she was under investigation. Its "wrongful and unlawful" statements had caused enormous distress and upset to Dr Rina Miah, who ran the Harbottle Surgery in Northumberland - the UK's most isolated rural…
Police responding to a seven-year-old's report of seeing someone pointing a gun from a window attended a nursing home and now believe what the child saw was a Zimmer frame. The alarm was raised when the pupil in Walker, Newcastle, told a teacher about the weapon being aimed from a…
The councillor behind a campaign about the dangers of young women drinking has hit back at claims it is "thunderingly offensive" and that it takes Britain back 60 years. Sunderland City Council has been accused of victim blaming over an advertising campaign showing a young teenage girl holding a baby.…
A rapist who attacked two women in the 1980s was caught more than 30 years later because he urinated in a neighbour's plant pot, police said. Eric McKenna, 60, has been jailed for 23 years for raping women in Gateshead and Newcastle in separate street attacks, Northumbria Police said. He…
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