Tyne & Wear

Sheila Quadrini Newcastle home raid: Trio arrested

Three men have been arrested after a 65-year-old Tyneside woman was tied up and doused in petrol in her home.

Sheila Quadrini dialled 999 with her tongue after the raiders fled her home in Newcastle, last month.

Northumbria Police said men aged 36, 43 and 60 from County Durham had been arrested and bailed.

Mrs Quadrini was held hostage for an hour when raiders struck after she returned from work on 6 December. Cash and jewellery was taken.

'Terrible ordeal'

A force spokesman said: "We have made three arrests in connection with the incident, but inquiries into the burglary continue.

"We still need anyone with any information to come forward and share it with police as soon as possible.

"This was a terrible ordeal for the victim, who has understandably been left incredibly shaken and distressed and we are doing all we can to put those responsible before the courts."

Mrs Quadrini is the former wife of Michael Quadrini who ran a number of nightspots, including the Tuxedo Princess floating club on the Tyne.

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