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Illegal riding at sand dunes and beaches in police spotlight

Action is being taken to stop off-road motorbikes and quad bikes from riding on sand dunes and beaches along a section of the Northumberland coast.

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Apply for cash from community fund

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities across the Northumbria Police area have again been invited to apply for money from the PCC’s Community Fund.

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Police make 74 arrests in operation

Operation Flynn – a two-week crime-targeting initiative – has left its mark, with more than 70 arrests.

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Restorative justice project launched in Northumberland

A new initiative which aims to benefit victims, offenders and the local community has been launched by Victims First Northumbria (VFN) and HMP Northumberland, which is run by Sodexo.

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Arrest over social media threats to two schools in Morpeth

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with social media threats made at two schools in Morpeth.

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Police appeal after assault at Morpeth Railway Station

Following an assault at Morpeth Railway Station where a man suffered serious injuries, British Transport Police has issued an appeal for information.

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Man arrested following rape incident in Morpeth

Police investigating a rape that happened in the Morpeth area last month have made an arrest.

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Gearing up for Operation Checkpoint.

Overnight operation targets countryside crime

Police officers were joined by more than 30 volunteers last night to take part in the latest major operation on rural crime.

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Northumbria Police launches campaign to protect cyclists

Northumbria Police is launching a new campaign to protect cyclists on our roads and put dangerous drivers before the court.

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Two farm vehicles stolen in Northumberland

Police are appealing for witnesses after two farm vehicles were stolen near Acklington Mart on Saturday.

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Supt Andy Huddleston is warning farmers to keep an eye on their quad bikes.

Lock it or lose it message to farmers

Police are advising farmers to make sure they keep a close eye on their quad bikes, especially during lambing season.

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Good rating for Northumbria Police, but improvement needed on reoffending

Northumbria Police has been rated good in its latest HMIC inspection regarding effectiveness in policing, which is published today.

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New legislation on using phones while driving introduced

As of today, police are now armed with new legislation to clamp down on drivers who use their mobile phone behind the wheel.

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Crops damaged in Northumberland field

Police are appealing for witnesses after crops were damaged in a field in Northumberland.

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Two Northumberland men convicted of fraud offences

Two Northumberland men have been convicted of fraud offences after targeting vulnerable victims, including conning a 78-year-old woman out of thousands of pounds.

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Police stop poachers in Northumberland

Two men were reported for poaching offences and had their equipment seized, as part of a police operation in Northumberland last night.

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Tree poisoning under investigation

An act of environmental sabotage has taken place at a site in Morpeth.

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The deer that was found dead in a field near Abbey Mill.

Police looking into ‘deliberate killing of a deer by dogs’

An investigation is under way after a dead deer was found in a field near Abbey Mill in Morpeth on Tuesday, February 7.

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HMP Northumberland.

Undercover BBC investigation exposes problems at HMP Northumberland

Troubles at HMP Northumberland will be exposed in a television programme next week, following an undercover investigation.

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Northumbria Police told to improve after failing to record 7,300 crimes including violence and rape

Northumbria Police have been told it must improve after new figures show more than 7,300 crimes reported last year – including violence and rape – were never even recorded.

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