Two people have been convicted of the murder of Jimmy Prout. Two others have been found guilty of causing or allowing his death
Child Abuse Cases Up In The North East
Reports of child sex abuse are up by a third, with more than 2,100 investigations across the North East in just one year
The spike is being partly blamed on an increase in reports after the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Across England and Wales as whole there were more than 31,000 allegations - that's 85 per day.
Just over a quarter of the victims were under 11 and almost 3 thousand were 5 or under.
NORTH EAST POLICE FORCE FIGURES
Here is a breakdown by police force of the number of sexual offences against children aged under 18 recorded in 2013/14, according to data provided by the NSPCC.
Cleveland - 411
Durham - 611
Northumbria - 718
North Yorkshire - 393
More than 30 people from the North East have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
A joint funeral's taken place for South Shields couple Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford, who died in the Manchester Arena attack
The family of Angela Wrightson, who was murdered by two teenagers in Hartlepool, is calling for a public enquiry into her death
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