Sunday Sun | Sara Nichol
RACE hate suspect Darren Yateley received a life-saving kidney donation from his wife, the Sunday Sun can today reveal.
Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit carried out synchronised raids on Thursday at houses in North Tyneside and County Durham.
They took 43-year-old Darren Yateley of Backworth, North Tyneside, and a 46-year-old man from Seaham, to local police stations for questioning.
Police refused to say what had been posted online but said it related to posts on social network sites that could provoke racial hatred.
Today, the Sunday Sun can reveal that dad-of-three Yateley had life saving surgery thanks to his wife Anna-Marie, who gave him one of her kidneys.
Without her gift, former taxi driver Yateley had little chance of surviving his progressing kidney failure, and with lengthy lists for organ donors, it could have been up to six years before a suitable match was found.
His kidneys were failing after he almost drank and smoked himself to death.
He had suffered from kidney problems since the age of 18, and was later diagnosed with diabetes. He needed emergency heart surgery after it was found his arteries were 95% blocked, and had surgery to try and repair his struggling kidneys.
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