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Two sentenced for death by dangerous driving in Whitley Bay

Two boy racers' 'selfish, arrogant and unthinking behaviour' ended in tragedy when one of them crashed and killed a young jogger.
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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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Burglar jailed after Whitley Bay break-in

Burglar jailed after Whitley Bay break-in

A man has been locked up for his part in a spate of commercial burglaries in North Tyneside.

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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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Northumbria Police news

Sexual assault in North Shields investigated by police

Officers are appealing for information after a sexual assault in North Shields.

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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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Leslie James Moulden

Police appeal to trace wanted man from Wallsend

Police are appealing for help to trace two suspected drug dealers, including one from Wallsend, after they failed to turn up to court.

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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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Quyen Ngoc Nguyen

Pair are convicted of murdering mum-of-two

Two arrogant killers have been convicted by a jury of murdering a Killingworth mum - and setting her body on fire.

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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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News from Northumbria Police

Burglary in Whitley Bay

Police are appealing for information after a burglary in Whitley Bay.

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Body found in Wallsend; man arrested

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after a body was found in Wallsend this morning.

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CCTV image.

Police release CCTV after Whitley Bay theft

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a theft from a motor vehicle in Whitley Bay.

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Prescription drugs stolen from Percy Main chemist

In the early hours of Monday, March 5, a large amount of prescription drugs were stolen from Chambers Chemist on Station Road, Percy Main.

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North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police carry out visits as part of Operation Harmony.

Working in harmony for the borough

Early morning visits have been paid to the parents of young people associated with crime and anti-social behaviour on a North Tyneside estate.

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Tony Curtis, of Ripley Avenue, North Shields

Three men, two from North Shields, jailed for stealing vans worth half-a-million pounds

Three men, including two from North Shields, have been jailed over the theft of transit vans worth more than half-a-million pounds across the North East.

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