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Bomb disposal unit called to suspicious package in Northumberland

Police and bomb disposal specialists have dealt with what was originally deemed a 'suspicious package' in a field in Northumberland today.
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New appeal for witnesses on first anniversary of Northumberland rape

Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses on the first anniversary of a sex crime which shocked a Northumberland town.

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Police numbers down as budget cuts take effect

The number of police officers helping to keep communities safe in the North East has dropped by hundreds as the impact of budget cuts hit.

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A national campaign has started today to tackle mobile phone use while driving. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Northumbria Police joins national campaign

Northumbria Police is participating in a National Police Chief Council-led campaign to tackle mobile phone use while driving.

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The site where Darren Bonner was found naked in a shallow grave.

Jury discharged in Northumberland shallow-grave murder trial after legal argument

The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of burying his naked victim in a shallow grave at Cresswell in Northumberland has been discharged.
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Online recruitment events to learn about police roles

Northumbria Police is working alongside the College of Police and other forces to give people an insight into working for the police.

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Force recoups £15k spent on tribunal defence costs

The former head of legal services for Northumbria Police has been ordered to pay the Force £15,000 – which will now be spent on policing.

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New operation to tackle concerns over burglaries in Northumberland town

A new police initiative in Blyth has been launched to reinforce the message from officers that ‘there is no place for burglars in the town’.

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Police appeal after attempted robbery

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Wallsend.

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Man jailed after hit-and-run in Northumberland

A motorist has been given a prison sentence of seven years and six months after deliberately mowing down a pedestrian on a street in an area of Blyth.

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The site where Darren Bonner was found. Picture by Jane Coltman

Couple deny murdering man found naked in shallow grave in Northumberland

A couple went on trial this week charged with murdering a man who was found naked in a shallow grave at Cresswell.

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North Shields man charged over letterbox shooting; car appeal; second shooting in village

A North Shields man has been charged over the through-the-letterbox shooting at Brunswick Village on New Year's Day.

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Man, 41, charged with the murder of Jillian Grant

Man, 41, charged with the murder of Jillian Grant

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was found in a flat in Tennyson Terrace, North Shields, on Christmas Day.
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Police find woman's body in North Shields house; man arrested on suspicion of murder

Police discovered the body of a woman after searching an address in North Shields on Christmas Day.
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Appeal after robbery in Seaton Delaval

Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in a street in Seaton Delaval.

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Stay safe this Christmas against gift-card scam

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today warning the public about a high-profile phone scam that is conning vulnerable and elderly people out of thousands of pounds.

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Appeal after report of rape in Northumberland

Police are investigating a report that a woman was raped in the Stakeford area of Northumberland.

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Arsonists jailed for torching OAP’s flat

Two arsonists who caused an OAP in Northumberland to lose her home and possessions in a bungled attack on her flat have been jailed for a total of 16 years.

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Temporary Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Winton Keenen.

Good rating for Northumbria Police in legitimacy assessment

Communities can be confident they will be treated with fairness and respect by Northumbria Police, according to the latest independent report into the Force.

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Think before you drive, say police

Motorists are being urged to think again before they get behind the wheel and drive after drinking or taking drugs.

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