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Calls to protect emergency staff

Balance has joined organisations across the UK backing a Private Members Bill calling for more protection for emergency workers from assaults which are often fuelled by alcohol.

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Criminal-damage spree in Amble

Police in Amble have stepped up patrols and carried out extensive visits following a spate of criminal damage earlier this week.

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Northumbria Police backing campaign on uninsured drivers

Northumbria Police is this week supporting a national campaign to tackle uninsured drivers.

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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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Shoplifting offences in 2016-17.

More than 13,000 shoplifting offences in Northumbria force area

Northumbria Police reported 13,070 shoplifting offences in 2016-17, the sixth highest out of the 43 police forces across England and Wales.

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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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Yobs smash windows in Alnwick town centre

Mindless vandals have struck once again in Alnwick, with more town-centre businesses suffering damage to windows.

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Man charged with Amble arson

A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with an arson in Amble’s Philip Drive last Wednesday.

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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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Abuse of position plans by police are ‘comprehensive’

An independent review has found Northumbria Police’s plans to prevent abuses of position for a sexual purpose are ‘comprehensive’.

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Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove congratulating Dame Vera Baird on the successful funding bid to tackle domestic abuse across the North East.

£7m joint project to tackle domestic abuse

Six police forces, including Northumbria, have won Home Office funding to tackle domestic abuse on a regional whole-system approach.

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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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George Eyre

Family of cyclist mourn loss as careless driver sentenced

A court has heard how a grandfather was killed after being knocked off his bike by a driver from Thrunton.

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Yobs causing headache for Amble residents in crime spree

Yobs have been terrorising residents in Amble through a barrage of attacks, including pushing a burning object through a letterbox.

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Dame Vera Baird.

‘Government language wrong’

Labour Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have expressed concerns at what the Government continues to state in relation to protection for police funding, raising it with the UK Statistics Authority.

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Northumbria Police Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Winton Keenen

Northumbria Police appoints an Acting Chief Constable

An Acting Chief Constable has been appointed at Northumbria Police which took effect today.

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Tools stolen during overnight raid in Northumberland village

A van and a haul of tools were stolen during an overnight raid in Rothbury.

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Dame Vera Baird.

Dame Vera welcomes new report on abuse

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has welcomed the findings of an Ofsted report which states professionals have made progress in responding to the large volume of cases of domestic abuse.

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Dame Vera Baird.

PCC in call for funding to deliver pay rise

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has demanded that extra funding be made available to cover the two per cent pay rise announced for police officers.

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