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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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Police investigate spate of thefts in north Northumberland

Motorists are being urged to make sure they secure their vehicles after a spate of thefts from vehicles in north Northumberland
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A Warkworth man has been given a restraining order after pleading guilty to harassment.

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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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Spare cells in short supply at packed prison

HMP Northumberland is running out of cells, with campaigners warning that the safety of staff and inmates is at risk as the prison population increases.

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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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Inside HMP Northumberland.

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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Forces got together in a bid to tackle rural crime.

Police team up to fight back against crime in rural areas

Around 200 officers and volunteers from nine police forces across the north of England joined together overnight on Thursday in a show of strength against rural crime.

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Police make appeal after sheep theft

Police are appealing for information after sheep were stolen from Matfen.

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Four arrested on suspicion of Class A drug offences

Police have arrested four people in relation to suspected Class A drug offences in Alnwick.

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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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Northumbria Police will be targeting anti-social behaviour.

Police operation to target youths behaving badly

Police are starting their ‘lighter nights’ operation, to target anti-social behaviour in various north Northumberland locations.

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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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Maxine Pollen

Women jailed after vicious assault during house raid

Two women have been jailed for a total of 14 years after they robbed a house and left their victim in need of 57 stitches and scarred for life.

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Northumbria Police neighbourhood inspector Liz Hall. 'Picture by Jane Coltman

Drugs discovered at Alnwick home after police raid

Drugs were discovered at an Alnwick house following a police raid.

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