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Indecent exposure in Gosforth

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.

More puppies join the ranks at Northumbria Police

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.

Northumbria Police Dog Section's new Cocker Spaniel pups. Credit: Northumbria Police

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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Former police chief hits back at force's "old and tired" comments

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.

– Sue Sim QPM

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.

– Sue Sim QPM
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