Staffordshire locals have expressed their disappointment at the criminal justice system this week after a…
A homeless man broke into his parents’ home in Trentham and stole more than £1,000 worth of goods while they were on holiday, a court heard.
A Stoke-on-Trent dad died after a mystery abscess caused by heroin use exploded inside his body, an inquest heard.
Stephen Stoker, 42, suffered an infection in his groin caused by neglected use of heroin needles, which led to the abscess, North Staffordshire Coroner’s Court was told.
A 43-year-old woman was found dead in her Hanley flat after overdosing on a cocktail of drugs and alcohol, an inquest heard.
Joanne Emma Bennett had a long history of drink and drug abuse spanning back years before she overdosed on August 6 2016, Senior Coroner Ian Smith told North Staffordshire Coroner’s Court.
A Stoke-on-Trent judge has hit out at the increase in use of lethal drugs like ‘monkey dust’ in the city as he locked up two drug dealers.
Sentencing the pair at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Judge Paul Glenn said he would urge the Government to tackle the increasing problem.
A mother-of-three from Hartshill died after injecting herself with heroin, an inquest heard.
Vicky Steele, 37, died on October 5 2015 and had battled her addiction since the age of 19.
A heroin user from Stoke assaulted a shop worker then turned on two police officers who tried to arrest him, a court heard.
Adrian Sweeting, 28, of Campbell Road, appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre after pleading guilty to the attacks on October 14 last year.
A Hanley man found dead in his home told his sister he would leave his flat ‘in a body bag’ weeks before his death.
Barry-Ray Lusty had suffered from a drug problem since the death of his father in 1994, an inquest heard.
A Stoke-on-Trent heroin dealer who was caught with the drug three times in six months, has been jailed for five and half years.
David John Reece, 58, who pleaded guilty to intent to supply class A drugs this year, claimed he was dealing just his friends, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court was told.
A Royal Marine Commando from Stoke-on-Trent was found slumped in his friend’s bathroom surrounded by needles, an inquest has heard.
David O’Sullivan, 25, who was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, was found by his friend James Diskin at his house on Abbey Road, Abbey Hulton.