Six people have been taken to hospital in Newcastle after taking New Psychoactive Substances, formerly known as legal highs.
Northumbria Police say they all had adverse reactions to the drugs, which were bought in the Old Eldon Square area. They're warning about those known as 'Spice', 'Killer Smeg' and 'Spongebob'.
None of the six are thought to be in a life threatening condition but all were kept in hospital as a precaution.
Police are urging anyone in possession of the substances to hand them in to police.
Here in Northumbria we have done a lot of work warning people about the dangers of legal highs and they were recently banned under new legislation brought in earlier this year.
'However, our priority is the safety of the public and we want to make sure that any substances that may cause harm to those using them is taken off the streets.
'If you have drugs of this nature in your possession, or have any information about who may be distributing them, then contact police immediately.
Northumbria Police have shared this video of their horses dancing to One Direction!
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Police are appealing for help in finding Sandra Oni.
She was last seen on Saturday (17th Sept) in the centre of Newcastle.
Pls help find Sandra Oni who went missing from Newcastle City Centre yesterday. Pls contact 101 with any info. https://t.co/gU2RMuwJHd
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Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself at a woman in Gosforth.
Between 1pm and 1:45pm on Monday, September 5, an 18-year-old woman was walking along Heathery Lane, towards Gosforth, when a man approached her on a bike.
He got off his bike and exposed himself at the woman before making off.
He is described as:
- Being white
- Around 5ft 11ins tall of slim build
- In his mid to late 30s
- He had short brown / ginger hair and a stubbly beard.
- He was wearing a white Tshirt with a motif on the front and grey tracksuit bottoms.
Four new Cocker Spaniel pups have joined Northumbria Police's Dog Section.
The puppies are going to be trained as Explosion Detection Dogs. Today the force tweeted a video of them learning how to fetch at just 8-weeks-old.
It's been a busy month for the dog section who recruited three German Shephard pups at the start of August.
They were bred especially for the role of a general purpose dog and have now been homed with a Northumbria Police dog handler who will guide them through their training.
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The former Chief Constable of Northumbria Police has hit back at comments made about her claims of sexism within the force.
Northumbria Police had responded to Sue Sim's claims by calling them "old and tired accusations".
However, in a statement Mrs Sim said:
I am shocked and indeed horrified at the comment attributed to Northumbria Police in relation to the article “these are old and tired accusations and have been exhaustively looked at by three organisations at considerable expense".
This, I am afraid is factually inaccurate. The current Chief Constable of Northumbria Police has consistently refused to “waste scarce resource” on an investigation. He, as his earlier quotes admit, never read the report and has no intention of doing so.
Mrs Sim added:
I would like to repeat that my concern has always been that a culture prevails amongst some of the senior officers of the Force that needs to be reviewed by both the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner. The communities, officers and staff deserve better than the constant denials and apparent obstruction from the top of the organisation.
"Mrs Sim has submitted a complaint, which as she is aware is currently being investigated by an external force. It would be inappropriate to comment before receiving the investigating officer's report".