Northumbria Police 'must do more' to protect domestic abuse victims, despite making 86 arrests for every 100 recorded domestic abuse crimes.
Police in Gateshead have released CCTV images of people they wish to trace in relation to various crimes.
25 men and 2 women were held on suspicion of conspiracy to rape as part of investigation into alleged sexual exploitation of teenage girls.
Sergeant Mick Shield from Northumbria Police says motorcyclists should take care this Easter.
Police are appealing for information after a suspected poaching incident in Northumberland. Between 5am and 6am on Friday, April 18, a 4x4 vehicle was driven through the gates to a field on a farm south of Riding Mill village.
While on the land a dog attacked and killed a sheep.
It's believed those involved were poaching on the land. Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, anyone who saw suspicious activity or vehicles on the land or who has information about those involved to get in touch with police.
An elderly couple found dead at a house in Washington have been named as Kenneth and Edna Fisher.
The couple were in their 70s and from the Biddick Villas area of Washington.
They were found by a carer, who called police at around 10.30am.
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Neighbours have told ITV Tyne Tees that the house in Washington where two bodies were found was owned by a 'nice older couple.'
Police were called at 10.30am today by a carer. A man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.
Diversions are in place after two cars crashes on the A1 Western bypass.
The crash happened on the northbound carriageway just past the turn off for Newcastle Airport.
No one is thought to be seriously injured but, the driver of one vehicle has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary to be checked.
Drivers are asked to take an alternative route where possible.
Police say they do not suspect anyone following the deaths of two people in Washington.
Police received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.
– DCI Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police
"This investigation is at an early stage, however, there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the wider community.
"Early indications are that no one else has been involved in these deaths but our enquiries continue to establish exactly what has taken place."
Police are currently at an address in Washington after a report of the death of two people.
They received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.
Police say a man and woman had been found by a carer who called emergency services. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine how they died.
Police are investigating the deaths of two people in Washington. They were called to an address at Biddick Villas in the town earlier today.
A man and a woman were found by a carer and were pronounced dead at the scene.
A 45-year-old man is recovering after being sprayed with ammonia during an aggravated burglary in Newcastle.
Two men in balaclavas smashed windows to get into a property on Ponteland Road, Cowgate at around 9pm yesterday.
The victim was taken to the RVI and released after treatment.