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Allegations and complaints made against the region's Police forces have been on the rise in the last year, according to statistics released by the IPCC.
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Three of the region's police forces have experienced an increase in complaints this year.
It comes after statistics released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission showed a rise in the figures.
Complaints against three North East police forces have risen in the last year. Durham Police saw an increase of 22%, Northumbria of 12% and Cleveland of 2%.
Cleveland Police had the highest number of allegations in the country, relative to its size, with 378 allegations recorded for every 1,000 employees, followed by North Yorkshire Police.
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