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Cracking down on illegal waste and fishing activities

A continued crackdown on people and businesses flouting waste and fishing laws has resulted in thousands of pounds worth of fines.

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New appeal for witnesses on first anniversary of Morpeth rape

Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses on the first anniversary of a sex crime which shocked Morpeth.

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Police numbers down as budget cuts take effect

The number of police officers helping to keep communities safe in the North East has dropped by hundreds as the impact of budget cuts hit.

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A national campaign has started today to tackle mobile phone use while driving. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Northumbria Police joins national campaign

Northumbria Police is participating in a National Police Chief Council-led campaign to tackle mobile phone use while driving.

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Man charged with rape

A Morpeth man has appeared in court after being charged with three counts of rape.

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The site where Darren Bonner was found naked in a shallow grave.

Jury discharged in Northumberland shallow-grave murder trial after legal argument

The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of burying his naked victim in a shallow grave at Cresswell in Northumberland has been discharged.
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Paedophile jailed after Northumberland farmer catches him in the act

A Northumberland farmer who helped put a paedophile behind bars for 10 years has spoken of his pride at being able to help secure his conviction.
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Online recruitment events to learn about police roles

Northumbria Police is working alongside the College of Police and other forces to give people an insight into working for the police.

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Force recoups £15k spent on tribunal defence costs

The former head of legal services for Northumbria Police has been ordered to pay the Force £15,000 – which will now be spent on policing.

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The site where Darren Bonner was found. Picture by Jane Coltman

Couple deny murdering man found naked in shallow grave in Northumberland

A couple went on trial this week charged with murdering a man who was found naked in a shallow grave at Cresswell.

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Appeal for information about this VW Golf

North Shields man charged over letterbox shooting; car appeal; second shooting in village

A North Shields man has been charged over the through-the-letterbox shooting at Brunswick Village on New Year's Day.

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Drunks ring 999 to wish police a very Happy New Year

Drunks ringing 999 to wish Northumbria Police a Happy New Year were among an increase in calls to the emergency service on New Year’s Eve.

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Stay safe this Christmas against gift-card scam

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today warning the public about a high-profile phone scam that is conning vulnerable and elderly people out of thousands of pounds.

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Sgt Mick Aspey and Ch Insp Clare Langley with some of the Trauma Teddies.

Trauma Teddies to be used across the Force

A scheme in which police officers give a cuddly toy to young children they meet during their daily patrols has been expanded across the North East.

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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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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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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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Woman's body found in Northumberland

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

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Northumbria Police is rated as good

A positive culture with an excellent understanding of the demand for its services and solid financial plans – those are the findings of the latest independent report into Northumbria Police.

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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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