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Police interviews read out during Northumberland shallow grave murder trial

A garage boss initially denied that he had anything to do with one of his employees being found in a shallow grave, a court has been told today.

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A drug testing kit.

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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HMP Northumberland

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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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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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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