Axe-wielding robber steals cash from shop

Staff were threatened by an axe-wielding robber during a shop raid.

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Northumbria Police headquarters in Ponteland

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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Whitley Bay Metro Station
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Extra police patrols to tackle youth disorder

Patrols have been stepped up to tackle youth disorder in part of Whitley Bay.

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Reward offered for wanted North Tyneside woman

The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward for help to catch a wanted North Tyneside woman.


Watch the moment a pub was torched by arsonists as landlord's family slept upstairs

Dramatic CCTV footage of the moments a fire was started at a pub was today released by police.
Police are clamping down on drivers who use their mobile behind the wheel.

Police crackdown on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel

Northumbria Police is supporting a national crackdown on motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.

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PCC named as patron for abuse project

Operation Encompass, which supports children and young people who are exposed to domestic abuse, has appointed Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner as its patron.


Fresh CCTV appeal after alleged sex assault on Metro

Police investigating an alleged sexual assault at a Metro station in North Tyneside have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to trace.

One of the damaged memorial benches.

Memorial benches damaged in North Shields

Police are appealing for witnesses after park benches placed in memory of loved ones were damaged in North Shields.
Northumbria Police are sending out letters to burglars as part of a Christmas crackdown.

Burglars receive warning letters as part of crackdown

Burglars are being warned to be on their best behaviour over the Christmas period as part of a police crackdown.

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Vandals destroy village's pit prop cross

Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals damaged a church cross made of the last pit props from a village mine.

CCTV image of the man police want to interview.

Purse-theft investigators want to trace man on CCTV footage

Police believe this man can help their investigation into the theft of a purse in North Tyneside.

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Complaints against Northumbria Police fall

Figures released today show a fall in the number of complaints made by members of the public against Northumbria Police last year.

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Northumbria Police rated good by inspectors

Northumbria Police has a good understanding of current demands and is taking steps to ensure future demands are met, according to a report published today.

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Burglary suspects arrested

Blitz on burglary suspects in Northumberland and North Tyneside

Police have targeted active burglars across Northumberland and North Tyneside, making 11 arrests.
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Lock up and keep out the burglars

Police are reminding residents in North Tyneside to keep their doors and windows securely locked to stop burglars.

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PCC Vera Baird QC and Chief Constable Steve Ashman along with new recruits showing racism the red card.

Northumbria Police backs anti-racism campaign as charity marks 20th anniversary

Northumbria Police's PCC and Chief Constable will be wearing something red today to support educational charity Show Racism the Red Card as it marks its 20th anniversary.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Vera Baird QC, visits Berwick to meet and talk with locals about police and crime priorities.

Police welcome more crimes being reported in Northumbria force area

New statistics show that crime increased by 35 per cent over the past year in the Northumbria Police force area, but user satisfaction is the second highest in the country.

Police want people to 'discreetly' text them about incidents on trains - including smoking

Police want people to 'discreetly' text them about incidents on trains - including smoking

Police are suggesting that rail travellers should text an incident alert - if they see a passenger smoking on a train.

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UPDATE: Man charged after police officer hit by car in Northumberland

Police investigating an incident in which an officer was injured when he was hit by a car in Blyth last night have charged a man.
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