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Who’s been before the magistrates in Northumberland?

A round-up of results from Mid and South-east Northumberland Magistrates’ Court, in Bedlington.

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Police dog Quinn with handler PC Hayley Raithby.

Police dog Quinn earns her licence to patrol the streets

Police dog Quinn has just got her licence to patrol Northumbria’s streets with proud handler PC Hayley Raithby.

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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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Riverside Leisure Park in Wooler.

Woman admits to drink-driving

A Wooler woman has pleaded guilty to drink-driving while almost five times over the legal limit.

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A casket similar to this was stolen from a house in Amble.

Sick thieves break into house and steal ashes

Callous burglars broke into an Amble home and stole a wooden casket containing the ashes of the victim’s husband.

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Man arrested after Alnwick drugs raid

Cannabis and a large quantity of cash have been seized by police in Alnwick, after reports of drugs ‘being sold to children’.

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird

Equip your kids with cyber sense

Equip your kids with cyber sense before they log on to their new devices this Christmas.

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Cadets launch Project Christmas

Volunteer Police Cadets will visit elderly people as they deliver Christmas gifts to residential homes and sheltered accommodation throughout the Northumbria force area.

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Northumbria Police's helicopter.

Northumbria has the third fastest air support in country

Northumbria has the third fastest average helicopter response time of any police force across England and Wales, new statistics show.

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Police launch new driving campaign

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

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Targeting burglars this Christmas

Sleigh bells will be ringing out loud and clear for burglars this Christmas as St Nicked comes to town.

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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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Northumberland football fans fined

Two football fans from Northumberland who verbally abused and made threats towards a female train passenger after a Newcastle United game have been fined.

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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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Police investigate spate of fires in Amble

Police are appealing for information after a spate of fires in Amble.
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HMP Northumberland

Scathing report on HMP Northumberland highlights drugs and violence

Severe drug problems and high levels of violence, with more than a quarter of prisoners feeling unsafe – these are the damning findings in a new study about life at HMP Northumberland.

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The firearms and ammunition surrendered to Northumbria Police on the first day.

'Fantastic first day' of firearms surrender in North East

Northumbria Police hailed a 'fantastic first day' of the firearms surrender on Monday as the force received 19 firearms and a quantity of ammunition.

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Woman's body found in Northumberland

Police have launched an investigation after the death of a woman in Northumberland.

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