A Heart investigation's found a five-year-old is among hundreds of North East pupils to be caught with drugs in school
Gateshead 'Killer Clown' Sentenced
A Gateshead teenager, who dressed up as a so-called killer clown and threatened a pregnant woman with an axe, has been sentenced.
18 year old Michael March, is thought to be the first person imprisoned following the craze that swept across the UK.
Newcastle Crown Court heard he terrified a couple walking past him after banging the foot long axe on the floor in South Shields just after 9pm.
The woman, who was 22 weeks pregnant, threw a brick at him in an attempt to defend herself before he ran off.
Jailing him for six months, Judge Jamie Hill QC said:
"Brandishing an axe and threatening people in the street is serious whatever the context.''
Two men have been arrested, after a body was discovered inside a burning car in Shiney Row.
Children and a police officer were injured after violence broke out at Middlesbrough and Sheffield United's match
Emergency services are at the scene of an explosion in a residential street in Sunderland
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