Crime

I live on UK’s ‘worst high street’ – junkies brawl in broad daylight, pickpockets rob grans & locals are scared to visit

DRAGGING her shopping bag up the almost-deserted high street, an elderly woman stops to kick an empty can of lager out of her way. It’s just a stone’s throw from a plaza known as ‘Suicide Square’ on Shields Road, in Byker, Newcastle, where drug addicts and alcoholics waste away the hours. The two-mile-long stretch of […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …





Arsonist who set fire to her own flat ‘didn’t give a f**k” about couple and baby she could have killed living upstairs

A CRAZED arsonist who set her home on fire said she “didn’t give a f**k” about a couple and their baby she could have killed living upstairs. Reckless Claire Paton set fire to her Blyth home without caring if she killed a neighbour in the process. When told the family above her flat could have […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …


Ex-Sunderland footballer Paul Conlon, 43, who drunkenly punched & killed dad, 77, on Christmas Eve jailed for 12 years

A FORMER professional footballer who drunkenly killed his elderly dad on Christmas Eve has been jailed for 12 years. Ex-Sunderland AFC and Hartlepool United player Paul Conlon, 43, acted “like an animal” when he punched, throttled and hit Harry Conlon during the deadly attack last year. Newcastle Crown Court heard the “gentle, kind and forgiving” […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …