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School teacher said ‘he was a teacher attracted to boys at his school’.

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A supply teacher who said he was attracted to boys at the Gateshead school he worked at. Police launched an investigation into Aaron Goodwin aged 29.

He boasted he was attracted to boys at the Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

Officer seized his laptop and found skype conversations in which he revealed he allegedly admitted he was a teacher attracted to boys at the school.

He admitted he had pleasured himself at the school and asked a stranger if he was ‘into lads in their early teens.’ The teacher also used dating websites such as Grindr while at work.

It is believed that the supply teacher had worked all over the north east including schools in Gateshead, Newcastle, Seaham, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.

In his defence, Goodwin had claimed the messages were sent by a convicted sex offender who had access to his flat in Newcastle.

Goodwin has now been banned from teaching for life after the disciplinary panel in Coventry, West Midlands, rejected his claims and found him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

Jayne Millions, of the National College of Teaching and Leadership panel ‘Mr Goodwin, accepted in evidence that he used the social media dating application Grindr and also admitted that he used the application whilst employed as a supply teacher at the school.

‘The panel’s findings against Mr Goodwin included use of a social media dating application on school premises, engagement in online conversations of a sexually explicit nature involving reference to illegal sexual activity with minors, and a sexual interest in pupils.

‘Whilst there was no evidence of possession of indecent images, there was evidence that Mr Goodwin was interested in such images and sought to obtain them.’

Northumbria Police did not have enough evidence to charge Goodwin at the advice of CPS despite a police investigation forensic examination of computers and being interviewed under police caution.

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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Dangerous prisoner fails to return after attending family funeral

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

34-year-old Aaron Johnson was reported missing to police at 11.15pm  last night, Friday 17 August,.

Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral yesterday but failed to return to the prison as arranged. He was last seen in West London.

Johnson is serving a 9 year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault.

He is described as black, 6 feet tall, of medium build, and had a beard. He was wearing a black jacket,  blue jeans, white t-shirt and trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Aaron Johnson or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 480 of 17 August.

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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby

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A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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