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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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Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt

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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Burglars hit Blyth building site

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary from a building site in Blyth.

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Officers urge buyers to beware after fraudulent sale

Northumbria Police is reminding people to be cautious when responding to items for sale advertised via social media.

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Teenager charged with sexual assault in Northumberland

Police investigating a sexual assault in Northumberland have charged a teenager.

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Some of the firearms surrendered to Northumbria Police.

Nearly 300 firearms surrendered to Northumbria Police

A total of 280 firearms – including more than 100 air weapons and a number of historical pieces – have been handed in to Northumbria Police as part of a national surrender.

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Public urged to give up firearms

People are getting the chance to surrender their firearms during a nationwide police operation.

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Busy Bonfire Night for Northumberland fire crews

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service received almost three times as many Bonfire Night calls as last year, with two incidents of missiles being thrown at crews.

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CCTV images released after cable thefts

Officers investigating a number of cable thefts in the Blyth area have released CCTV images of two men they believe may be able to help with their inquiries.

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Thomas Wright, chairman of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police ACC Rachel Bacon and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service's Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther.

Emergency services join forces for Bonfire campaign

Emergency services across Northumberland, Tyneside and Wearside are joining forces in the hope that this year’s Bonfire period is one of the safest on record.

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Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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Former Marks and Spencer, King Street South Shields

Alcoholic abused paramedic after being told to stop sniffing gas

An alcoholic became abusive to a paramedic who told him to stop sniffing lighter fluid while treating him in a pub doorway.

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Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Darren Best

Northumbria Police appoints an Acting Deputy Chief Constable

Northumbria Police has temporarily promoted one of its Assistant Chief Constables as the search goes on for a new Chief Constable.

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Female jogger sexually assaulted in Northumberland

Police are appealing for witnesses after a female jogger was sexually assaulted in Northumberland.

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Man charged after robbery of 91-year-old woman in Blyth

A 32-year-old man has been charged with two offences following the street robbery of a 91-year-old woman in Blyth on Wednesday.
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Man arrested after pensioner robbed in street

A man has been arrested following an incident yesterday morning where a 91-year-old woman’s handbag was forcibly stolen.

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Police force appoints Acting Chief Constable

An Acting Chief Constable has been appointed at Northumbria Police this week.

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Crackdown operation launched after spate of summer thefts in Blyth

Northumbria Police has launched a crackdown operation after a spate of summer thefts in Blyth – and a number of people have already been arrested.

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Taz shortly after he was found.

Starving dogs found locked in squalid Northumberland house

Two dogs nearly starved to death after being locked inside a squalid house.

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