A soldier's been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend at her flat in Gateshead after she ended their relationship
Newcastle Man In Court Charged With Threat To Kill
A man's appeared in court charged with threatening to behead a UKIP election candidate for Newcastle East.
Aftab Ahmed is accused of making a threat to kill David Robinson Young on the phone.
The 45 year old from Heaton in the city was granted bail and will go on trial in July.
The candidates for Newcastle East are:
- Nicholas Brown (Labour)
- Duncan Crute (Conservative)
- Andrew Gray (Green)
- Paul Phillips (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition)
- David Robinson-Young (UK Independent Party)
- Susan Stevenson (Communist Party of Britain)
- Wendy Taylor (Liberal Democrat)
An 81-year-old man has been arrested by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.
A cat has been put to sleep by vets, after being shot with an air rifle in County Durham
Police are investigating the cause of a flat fire in Thornaby, which killed one person
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