Northumbria Police 'must do more' to protect domestic abuse victims, despite making 86 arrests for every 100 recorded domestic abuse crimes.
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'Marginal' rise in crime for Northumbria police
Superintendent Andy Huddleston speaks after 7 arrests in early morning raids in County Durham.
Police have carried out a series of dawn raids across County Durham targeting suspected drug dealers. The operation was linked to searches in other parts of the country, including Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester. In total, 15 people were arrested, 7 in County Durham.
The Chief Constable of Durham Police, Mike Barton, speaks after a series of dawn raids in the county targeting suspected drug dealers.
Police are appealing for information after a man, who was lying in the road, died at Southend, in Durham.
Police believe the 34-year-old man was lying in the carriageway at 10.30pm when a Vauxhall Corsa, travelling north along South Road hit him.
Police in 27 force areas have provided information on how many officers have taken fitness tests and how many have failed. Here are the North East results - Northumbria Police's statistics were unavailable.
- CLEVELAND - 614 took the test, 18 failed, 16 were women
- DURHAM - 216 took the test, 3 failed, all were women
- NORTH YORKSHIRE - 1037 took the test, 28 failed, 21 were women
Sussex tested the most officers, with 1282 people taking the test. The most fails came from Suffolk, who had 58 fails from 829 people tested.
It has emerged that the number of alleged victims of sexual abuse at a former County Durham detention centre has risen to 143.
Durham Police re-opened the investigation into abuse at Medomsley last year.
We have heard from one former inmate, who was subjected to horrific rapes and sexual assaults, who told us how his life fell apart when he confronted his demons.
Kevin Young's testimony helped convict Neville Husband, the prison officer responsible for much of the abuse - but he told Kenny Toal that since then his life has been in freefall.
Watch Kenny's full report below.
Figures from Durham, North Yorkshire and Cleveland police all indicate a fall in crime in the year to September.
But there is one exception: crime is up slightly in the Northumbria force area.
Helen Ford has been speaking to one victim.