The boss of a north-east offshore firm has been found with thousands of child sex abuse images on his computer.
Crime and courts
A teenage attacker who repeatedly punched a man while telling him he was “being victimised” has been handed unpaid work in the community.
A drunken racist described as “the poster child for extreme alcohol misuse” has been handed unpaid work after abducting his neighbour in an incident that was livestreamed on Facebook by a “baying mob”.
A man who was found guilty of sending an indecent image of himself to an underage girl online has been placed on the sex offender's register for three years.
A "bored" teenager has been caught with almost two days' worth of "horrifying" sadomasochistic child abuse videos and bestiality.
A woman made a chilling late-night threat to her neighbours by shouting in the street that they should not "mess" with her or she would "kill them all".