Northumbria Police are struggling amid a funding shortage following a decade long “government austerity drive”. Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Kim McGuiness believes Northumbria has been the hardest hit of any force in England and Wales, due to what she describes as “the central Government austerity drive”. She said: “I’ve campaigned hard for the […]

A new survey has found that 13-16 year olds across the UK prefer to pursue a career as a doctor. The NHS was the top-ranked organisation or business to work for and is one of the largest hiring employers in the country, ahead of other companies like Apple and Microsoft. More than 4,000 youths were […]

Northumbria Police are investigating an area of Roker Beach in Sunderland after “suspected human remains” have been found. The police were seen having a major search of the area on Tuesday, February 13, and it has been reported that searches have continued. A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 10am on Tuesday, we received a […]

Drink spiking is at an all-time high, with almost 5,000 police reports across the country between 2021 – 2022. Many cases of drink spiking go unreported. Helena Conibear, CEO of the Alcohol Education Trust, gives an insight into why some of these cases continue to go unreported. Ms Conibear stated: “By the time victims realise […]

Over £18,663.60 has been spent by police forces across the UK to repair vehicle mis-fuelling incidents since 2019. Freedom of Information Act requests to four police forces across the UK revealed that since 2019, there have been 117 incidents of police vehicles being filled with incorrect fuel. The average cost of repairing each vehicle was […]

Residents in a Gateshead suburb hope police may have made a breakthrough into tackling a wave of car crime after charging a suspected thief.  A 43-year-old man was arrested after being spotted allegedly trying to break into cars in the early hours of Sunday, March 13. “At about 2.15am, it was reported that a man […]

Volunteers at a Gateshead park have received “unacceptable abuse” as crime rates rise

Newcastle Bar Manager ‘horrified’ at increased cases of spiking.

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