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Beware of council tax phone scam

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service is urging residents to be on their guard following a complaint about a council tax telephone scam.

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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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News from the courts.

Men are fined for fishing offences

During March, the Environment Agency prosecuted nine anglers at courts in the North East for unlicensed fishing and associated offences, resulting in fines and costs totalling almost £2,000

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Increase in knife crimes

Knife crimes increase in Northumbria Police area over last five years

Recorded knife crimes have increased in the Northumbria Police force area over the last five years, reflecting a national rise in stabbings.

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Horse trailer stolen from Northumberland farm

Police are appealing for information after an Ifor Williams HB510 white horse trailer was stolen from a farm in Widdrington.

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Latest homicide figures

More murders and manslaughters recorded by Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police recorded 17 murders and manslaughters in the 12 months to the end of March 2017, a rise of three compared to the previous 12 months, according to Home Office figures.

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News from Northumbria Police

Police teams start timely operations and advice

Lighter nights and warmer weather historically sees a rise in anti-social behaviour, thefts and burglaries.

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Body in Northumberland – update

Police have given an update after a woman’s body was found in a Northumberland village last night.

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Chief Constable of Northumbria Winton Keenen

New Chief Constable for Northumbria confirmed

Winton Keenen has been appointed the new Chief Constable of Northumbria Police.

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Lighter nights see a rise in burglaries.

Police prepare for lighter nights crimes

Police are taking action to tackle changing crime trends, now that the clocks have gone forward.

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Some of the dumped waste that resulted in a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency.

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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News from Northumbria Police

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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News from the courts

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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Louis Murray

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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