The CPS is appealing for longer jail sentences for three people convicted over the murder of a man with learning difficulties
Teenager Dies After Being Struck By Train
The family of a 15-year-old boy who died after he was hit by a train said he was a loving son and brother who will be dearly missed.
British Transport Police said Kieran Ash, from Chester-le-Street, County Durham, was killed when he was hit by a train in the vicinity of Birtley Junction, near Newcastle, at 7.10am on Monday.
His family released a statement which said:
``Kieran was a loving son and brother to the whole family. We are devastated by the news and Kieran will be dearly missed by all who knew him.''
British Transport Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
A report by the End Child Poverty Coalition suggests small growth in benefits could push families deeper into poverty.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
Two men have been arrested after a gun was fired in the Hylton Road Post Office on Monday
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.