Northumbria Police

Former Northumbria Police legal chief Denise Aubrey to pay £15,000 court costs to force

A former employee of Northumbria Police has been ordered to pay the force £15,000 in court costs following an employment tribunal that hit national …

Six arrested in Newcastle and Gateshead during early-morning 'slavery' raids

Swooping on homes across Newcastle and Gateshead, police arrested six people on suspicion of keeping people as slaves - and forcing them to collect …

Slavery

How Newcastle overcame race hate and inspired other cities - a new book tells the story

A book detailing how Newcastle overcame race hate to become a city offering inspiration to others has been released.<p>It has been written by Dr Hari …

Race Relations

Operation Shelter: Probe into offensive comments left on Northumbria Police Facebook page

Six people who left offensive comments on social media about the Operation Shelter sex gang have been tracked down by police.<p>Northumbria Police …

Crime

Shock as car plunges off road and lands on roof at Tynemouth promenade

Emergency services were called to Tynemouth after a car rolled down onto a promenade and landed on its roof.<p>The incident happened at Longsands beach …

Tyneside

Man with walking stick sought after spate of tyre-slashings

Police investigating a spate of tyre slashings say they want to talk to a man caught on camera using a walking stick to prod parked vehicles.<p>The man …

Policing

This teen's death sparked a massive manhunt - but why does this Sunderland murder remain unsolved?

Today marks 14 years since helpless teenager Scott Pritchard was bludgeoned outside his home and left to die - sparking one of the biggest manhunts …

Crime

At least eight dog owners say their pets were poisoned in the Newcastle area

<b>One dog has died and others have required urgent medical treatment after they were reportedly poisoned during a walk.</b><p>Pet owners are now being warned …

Tyneside

Const. John Davidson honoured by former U.K. police department

A British police department held a memorial to honour Const. John Davidson, who was killed in the line of duty last November.<p>The Northumbria Police …

Policing

VIP paedophile accuser 'Nick' travelled the world lecturing about abuse and claims to have worked for Childline

The alleged fantasist whose allegations sparked the VIP paedophile investigation claims to have worked as a volunteer for Childline, <i>The Telegraph</i> can reveal.<p>Nick - whose real identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons - told the organisers of an international conference at which he was speaking …

Scotland Yard

Body of man wearing only socks found on beach

<b>The body of a man wearing only a pair of socks has been found on a beach in north east England.</b><p>A dog walker stumbled upon the body in Whitley Bay, …

Tyneside

Plea to ‘selfish’ revellers as health bosses consider ‘drunk tanks’ roll-out

Send us a story<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Health bosses will be looking closely at how services cope with alcohol-related incidents this new year …

Aberdeen

Police car flips after motorist 'jumped in vehicle and drove off while officers attended to another incident'

A police car crashed and flipped onto its side by a roundabout after being stolen while officers were busy responding to another incident.<p>The motorist who jumped in the vehicle was involved in a number of near misses, police said, as the car drove along the A19 near Sunderland before …

Policing

NHS bosses mulling 'drunk tanks' to deal with strain on services

Health bosses are considering rolling out 'drunk tanks' to deal with problem drinking during 2018.<p>NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said he …

Disability

NHS Doesn’t Stand For National Hangover Service Warns Health Boss

'Drunk tanks' could be rolled out in 2018.<p>Health bosses are assessing how services cope with alcohol-related incidents in the new year as they …

West Midlands

Man's body found at recycling site after he climbed in a bin on a night out

Tributes have been paid to a man who was found dead at a recycling plant after climbing into a bin at the end of a pre-Christmas night out.<p>Jay …

Birmingham, UK

Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers

<b>Drunk tanks may have to become the norm in towns and cities to keep "selfish" revellers out of A&E, the head of the NHS in England says.</b><p>Simon Stevens said he would be closely monitoring how the mobile units cope on New Year's Eve before deciding whether they should become a regular feature.<p>Drunk …

West Midlands

Man charged with murder of blind woman found dead on Christmas Day

Mark Smith, 41, was arrested following an alleged arson on Christmas morning around 4 miles away.<p>A man has been charged with the murder of a blind …

Crime

NHS considering 'drunk tank' schemes to relieve pressure on A&E services

The NHS is considering rolling out supervised “drunk tanks” to major towns and cities across the country in 2018 as part of a bid to relieve …

Health Care

Prison breaks, fatal stabbings, and tragic accidents marred Christmas in the UK

Deaths were also reported following fatal police chases and a suspected case of drug abuse.<p>Christmas celebrations in the UK have been marred by …

Crime

Man arrested after woman's body discovered on Christmas Day

Officers were called to Tennyson Terrace on Monday, Northumbria Police said.<p>The force did not comment on reports an Army bomb disposal team was also …

Crime

North Shields murder: Woman found dead on Christmas Day

<b>The body of a woman was found in a house on Christmas Day, police have said.</b><p>The woman was discovered in a search of a property on Tennyson Terrace in North Shields, North Tyneside.<p>Northumbria Police said it was called out early in the morning but will not confirm reports the Army bomb disposal team …

Tyneside

Geordie Shore's Marty McKenna arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs

The reality star was among 19 people questioned as part of a police operation targeting drug dealing in Newcastle.<p>The former Geordie Shore star Marty …

Crime

Geordie Shore’s Marty McKenna cryptic ‘I’ll be back’ message after drugs arrest

Former Geordie Shore star Marty McKenna is under police investigation after he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, it …

Geordie Shore

Pensioner, 84, chases knife-wielding burglar from his home

Police said the burglar broke into the victim's home in Lobley Hill at around 9.20pm.<p>"A man entered the rear of the address and approached the …

Crime

Fearless 84-year-old chases knife-wielding burglar out of his home

<b>An 84-year-old man chased a man from his house during a night-time break-in – even though the burglar had a knife.</b><p>The pensioner, who suffered hand …

Crime

Gateshead man, 84, chases off knife-wielding burglar

<b>An 84-year-old man chased a knife-wielding burglar from his house during a night-time break-in.</b><p>The elderly man, who suffered hand injuries, refused to hand over cash when the burglar entered his home in Gateshead on Sunday at 21:20 GMT.<p>The intruder, thought to be a young man, fled the address at …

Crime

Depression: 'I kept my head down to survive the day at work'

<b>"I'd sit at my desk and not be able to stop the tears rolling down my face.</b><p>"A few people said, 'Are you all right, do you need to be here?' but no-one was really that interested."<p>For Natalie Hall, 36, the fear that she might lose her job or not be trusted in her day-to-day judgements was a barrier …

Psychology

Depression: 'I kept my head down to survive the day at work' - BBC News

Time to Change<p>Natalie says colleagues often don't know what to say<p>"I'd sit at my desk and not be able to stop the tears rolling down my face.<p>"A few people said, 'Are you all right, do you need to be here?' but no-one was really that interested."<p>For Natalie Hall, 36, the fear that she might lose her …

Mental Health