Capital Reports: North East

26 April 2017, 19:02

North East top stories

Everything you need to know happening in the North East right now

Wednesday 25th April

Soldier Guilty of Ex-Girlfriend's Murder 

A soldier's been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Gateshead- after stalking her and breaking into her flat.

Lance Corporal Trimaan Dhillon was convicted of murdering 24-year-old Alice Ruggles and leaving her to bleed to death on her bathroom floor in the Bensham area last October. 

He's been sentenced to life with a minimum of 22 years. 

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Investigation Over Football Tax Fraud 

Several men working in football - including at least one in the North East - have been arrested over suspected tax fraud.

It's understood HMRC searched St James' park this morning with computers and mobiles being seized.

The club have confirmed that a member of staff has been assisting HMRC with it's investigation. 

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Barton Banned From Football for 18 Months 

Former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton says he's being forced into an early retirement with an 18 month ban from football.

It's after he admitted breaking gambling rules - by placing more than twelve-hundred bets on the sport over ten years, including when he was the club.

Barton says he suffered from a gambling "addiction" and will appeal the sentence.

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Pro Green in Hospital 

Professor Green says he's battling pneumonia and a partially collapsed lung after having an allergic reaction following a hernia operation.

The rapper's posted pictures of him in his hospital bed on Instagram. 

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