Northumbria Police

A1 reopens after almost five hours after woman airlifted to hospital

A woman was airlifted to hospital following a crash that left the A1 closed for almost five hours.<p>Police, ambulance crews and the air ambulance were …

Heroic former Northumbria Police officer gunned down in Canada laid to rest

The Canadian town of Abbotsford ground to a halt on November 19 as thousands turned out to pay their respects to a former Northumbria Police officer …

Policing

Rapist still at large one year on from attacking teenage girl in a Northumberland back alley

A dangerous rapist who attacked a teenage girl in an idyllic Northumberland seaside town is still at large.<p>The victim, who was 14 at the time, was …

Crime

Thousands mourn Northumbria Police officer shot dead in Canada

<b>Thousands of mourners turned out for the funeral of a former British police officer who was shot and killed while serving in Canada.</b><p>John Davidson, 53, died while arresting a suspect in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on 6 November.<p>Originally from Hawick in Scotland, he worked for Northumbria Police …

Law Enforcement

Thousands mourn Abbotsford Const. John Davidson | The Province

To the city he died protecting, Const. John Davidson was a hero. To his kids, he was a superhero.<p>Fighting back tears, Davidson’s three children — …

Canadian News

Rush-hour crash on A19 northbound causes long delays for drivers near Sunderland

Drivers on the A19 northbound near Sunderland came to a halt after a two-vehicle smash during Monday morning’s rush-hour.<p>Both lanes of the road were …

Woman pulled from the sea on North Tyneside

A woman has been rescued from the sea at Cullercoats.<p>The Cullercoats Lifeboat crew were at the lifeboat station for a training day when a member of …

Tyneside

Thousands attend police officer's funeral

Thousands of mourners, including men and women in uniform, civilians and Abbotsford residents, paid their final respects to Abbotsford Police Const. …

Lower Mainland

Cops ask for help to give Christmas presents to vulnerable children in Newcastle and Gateshead

Police are hoping the famous Geordie generosity will once again brighten the Christmas of vulnerable children on Tyneside.<p>Last year Northumbria …

Christmas

Anti-terror barriers placed around Newcastle Christmas market in wake of worldwide attacks

Large security blocks have been placed around Newcastle’s Christmas market as a safety precaution during the festive season.<p>Authorities across the …

Terrorism

Investigation ongoing after car crashes into the side of Sunderland house

An investigation is ongoing after a car appeared to lose control and crash into the side of a house in Sunderland .<p>Emergency services were called to …

Police gearing up for the arrival of Millwall fans ahead of today's clash with Sunderland AFC

Police are gearing-up for the arrival of some of the UK’s most notorious football fans as Sunderland prepare to take on Millwall.<p>The two Championship …

Sunderland AFC

Paramedics called after man collapses and dies on Scotswood street

A man has died after collapsing on the street in Newcastle .<p>Paramedics were called to a path between Woodstock Road and Broadmead Road, Scotswood at …

Crime

Daryll Rowe continued to spread HIV while on bail

Police have come under fire over claims they put gay men in danger when they released a hairdresser on bail, allowing him to continue a campaign to …

Crime

Two rescued by fire crews after car flips onto roof on North Tyneside estate

Two people were rescued from an overturned car which flipped in the middle of a North Tyneside estate.<p>The black car flipped onto its roof at the …

Tyneside

Elderly pedestrian taken to hospital after being knocked down in Hebburn

An elderly man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being knocked down in Hebburn .<p>The collision between a car and the pedestrian …

Tyneside

Bill Quay Farm in Gateshead set to close in New Year unless new partner is found

A community farm is on the brink of closing in the New Year unless a new backer or partner is found.<p>Workers at Bill Quay Farm in Gateshead are …

Farming

Crash victim Shaun O’Connell died after overtaking on a bend on a Northumberland road

An inexperienced motorcyclist killed in Northumberland had been overtaking on a bend before he collided with a car, an inquest heard.<p>Shaun O’Connell, …

Crime

Shot soldier Conor McPherson 'mistaken by colleague for target'

<b>A soldier killed in a training exercise was shot by a colleague who mistook him for a target, a report has found.</b><p>Private Conor McPherson was critically injured during a night-time "live fire" exercise at Otterburn, Northumberland.<p>The Defence Safety Authority's Service Inquiry report identified a …

See lethal gun disguised as walking stick handed in to Northumbria Police

Cunningly disguised as an everyday walking stick, this terrifying gun would have been deadly in the wrong hands.<p>The ingeniously hidden weapon is …

Guns

Vandals go on spree of destruction after targeting Gosforth sports club four times in a week

Vandals left a trail of destruction after they trashed sport facilities in Newcastle, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.<p>Yobs destroyed …

Northumbria Police's groundbreaking domestic violence work praised

Police on Tyneside have been praised for their innovative approach to tackling domestic violence.<p>Northumbria Police has made protecting vulnerable …

Slavery

'As brave as a lion': Davidson's U.K. colleagues in mourning

Const. John Davidson was a member of the Northumbria Police from 1993 to 2005<p>Det.-Const. Keith Howells with the Northumbria Police Department had …

Crime

See scene of carnage after car ploughs into Ashington home

This is the carnage left after a car ploughed into a family’s home.<p>A driver had a lucky escape when the Vauxhall Corsa left the road and smashed into …

British-born policeman shot dead in Canada as he tried to make an arrest

On its website, the force paid tribute to the married father-of-three, saying: “Our community lost a hero.<p>“John was a dedicated police officer who …

Policing

Police are asking the public to hand in illegal guns in two-week amnesty

The police have launched a two week gun surrender campaign – hoping to get people to hand in illegal war trophies and guns owned by criminals.<p>Ford …

Guns

Police identify woman found dead in Northumberland as Lisa Alderton as investigation launched

An investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was discovered in Northumberland .<p>Northumbria Police received a call to an address in …

Crime

Sunderland man charged with terrorism offences after North East terror probe

A 40-year-old man from Sunderland has been charged with terrorism offences following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.<p>Zahir …

Extremism

Three charged after series of alleged armed robberies on taxi drivers in Newcastle and Gateshead

Three men have been charged after a series of alleged armed robberies targeting taxi drivers in Newcastle and Gateshead.<p>Northumbria Police say the …

Crime

Newcastle United fans fear they've been conned out of cash by Facebook ticket seller

A host of loyal Newcastle United fans fear they have been conned out of cash for away tickets following allegations of fraud on Facebook.<p>Several …

Money