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Neighbourhood police officers in Cramlington have moved to a new base in Manor Walks Shopping Centre.
The new office in Dudley Lane will be open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. These are the exact same opening hours as the old premises in Forum Way.
Members of the public can call in to report a crime, ask for crime prevention advice, or arrange to meet an officer to discuss any local policing issues.
These new premises are in a busy location which is easy for people to access and best meets the needs of the local community."
Following the re-location, Cramlington police station will be put up for sale and the proceeds from it will be put back into policing.
Police are encouraging victims of sexual abuse to come come forward after a man was sentenced to almost 17 years behind bars for a series of sexual offences.
Adam Hann Johnson of no fixed address was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court after admitting to carrying out the offences on his young victim over a four year period.
The 34-year-old began the abuse in 2012 until earlier this year when she bravely came forward to police.
Detective Sergeant Grant Falconer has praised the victim for her incredible bravery and hopes this will urge other victims to come forward:
No one should suffer in silence and please be assured we will believe you.”
DS Falconer said: "I would urge anyone who has been a victim of any sort of abuse, recent or historic, to report it to police or a third party.
"The more positive outcomes we see at court, the more it helps support other victims in reporting sexual offences.
Anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, or has concerns for someone, is asked to contact police on 101.
The government is spending £150 million to boost the number of armed police officers with Northumbria among nine forces chosen.
The force says it will provide security and reassurance, increasing its specialist team to more than 100.
Others argue it fails to tackle the root cause of terrorism.
Rachel Bullock reports:
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Police are appealing for help to locate a missing Newcastle man.
Lee Terence Bell, who is 46 and from the Lemington area of Newcastle, has not been seen since October 9.
He was reported missing on October 11 and his friends and family are concerned for his welfare.
- 5ft 7ins tall
- Of slim build
- And has short brown receding hair.
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.
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