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Police interviews read out during Northumberland shallow grave murder trial

A garage boss initially denied that he had anything to do with one of his employees being found in a shallow grave, a court has been told today.

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Appeal following report of rapes at the same location in Northumberland

Police are investigating two reports of rape in the Ashington area.

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A drug testing kit.

Northumbria Police launch drink drive campaign as World Cup kicks off

Motorists are being warned not to drink drive this summer as Northumbria Police launch a drink and drug driving campaign - on the first day of the World Cup.

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Northumberland woman left pet puppy and kitten to die

A Northumberland woman who abandoned her rented home and left a puppy and kitten to die has been prosecuted, five years after she was banned from keeping pets for a previous animal-cruelty offence.

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Improvements at HMP Northumberland, but issues still persist

Improvements have been made at HMP Northumberland, but the use of drugs is still a concern, while more needs to be done to prepare prisoners for release, inspectors have said.

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Hike in number of mobile phones confiscated in Northumberland prison

More than 200 mobile phones or SIM cards were confiscated from prisoners at HMP Northumberland last year, a massive hike since the prison was formed seven years ago, a new investigation has revealed.
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Assaults double over five years at Northumberland jail

Assaults in HMP Northumberland jail have doubled in five years, with prison reform campaigners declaring the situation around the country a ‘national emergency’.

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Northumbria Police carry out fewer stop and searches.

Large drop in Northumbria Police stop and searches

Northumbria Police stopped and searched 35% fewer suspects last year, marking a significant move away from the policy despite a national focus on knife and drug crimes.

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Ashington assaults: police update

Ten youths have now been interviewed in connection with assaults in Northumberland where graphic footage was circulated on social media.

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Youths arrested after shocking assault videos emerge on Facebook

Four youths have been arrested after graphic footage of vicious assaults in Northumberland have circulated on social media.

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Drones are being considered by Northumbria Police.

Northumbria Police bosses consider drone purchase

Crime chiefs are debating whether to buy their own high-tech drone to support police officers.

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Dame Vera Baird

Northumbria Police ‘vulnerable’ as cash reserves drop by £60m

Rapidly-depleting police cash reserves have dropped by £60million in seven years – and crime chiefs have warned that further cost-cutting will be needed as a result.

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Police investigate death of Northumberland woman

Police are investigating the death of a Northumberland woman, who is thought to have been assaulted.

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Beware of council tax phone scam

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service is urging residents to be on their guard following a complaint about a council tax telephone scam.

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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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Increase in knife crimes

Knife crimes increase in Northumbria Police area over last five years

Recorded knife crimes have increased in the Northumbria Police force area over the last five years, reflecting a national rise in stabbings.

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Northumberland residents threatened with suspected firearm

A man has been arrested after reports of residents being threatened with a suspected firearm in Northumberland.

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The restored beach huts.

Vandalised Blyth beach huts repaired and culprits caught

The iconic Blyth beach huts that were wrecked by vandals earlier this year have been fully repaired and the perpetrators of this mindless crime brought to account.
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Police appeal to man in CCTV images after Northumberland assault

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after an appeal about an assault in Northumberland in February.

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Latest homicide figures

More murders and manslaughters recorded by Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police recorded 17 murders and manslaughters in the 12 months to the end of March 2017, a rise of three compared to the previous 12 months, according to Home Office figures.

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