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PCC calls for schools to teach about domestic violence

Vera Baird QC GB Labour MP Redcar Credit: The Labour Party/Press Association Images

The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, is today calling for schools to teach children about domestic violence.

Speaking at an event at Northumbria University, she aims to voice the importance for young people to learn that non-violent relationships are healthy and normal.

Vera Baird is working with the Labour party to propose changes to the national curriculum.

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CCTV images released after £200 worth of meat stolen

CCTV image Credit: Northumbria Police

Police investigating a theft of meat from a Northumberland shop have released CCTV of two men they need to speak to.

£200 worth of meat was stolen around 4pm on Tuesday, 29th July at a Co-op at Southend Avenue in Blyth.

Police investigating have released CCTV images of two men they need to speak to who it's believed may be able to help with their enquiries.

CCTV image Credit: Northumbria Police

Newcastle death: man charged with murder

Police investigating the death of a man in Newcastle have charged Danyl Dryden, 23, of no fixed abode, with murder.

Robert James Littlefair, from Whitley Bay, was found with serious head injuries following a disturbance in the Heaton area early on Saturday morning.

Danyl Dryden, 23, of no fixed abode, has been charged with his murder and is due to appear before North Tyneside magistrates on Monday.

Seven other people arrested at the time have been released without further action.

Police cordon off Heaton street after 'unexplained' death

Police have cordoned off an area of Heaton after a man died following a 'disturbance' in the early hours of this morning.

Police cordon off an area of Plessey Terrace, Heaton. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Extra patrols in Heaton after 'disturbance' early this morning. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Officers were called to Plessey Terrace at around 5am and found a 24-year-old man with injuries.

He died later in hospital.

Police are investigating an 'unexplained' death in Heaton. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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Police and NHS to reduce mental health detentions

A new scheme to reduce the number of people being detained under the Mental Health Act is being launched by Northumbria Police and the NHS.

The introduction of the scheme follows a national study which showed that three quarters of people detained under the Act were not mentally ill. A team of police officers will now work with health professionals in Sunderland to improve assessment and diagnosis.

Northumbria Police and the NHS have introduced a Street Triage Team to deal with offenders who may have a mental health problem. Five police officers and four nurses will work together to ensure those who come into contact with the criminal justice system receive an enhanced service.

Police appeal after North Tyneside pub robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a public house was robbed on North Tyneside.

It happened at the Salutation Hotel, on Front Street, Tynemouth, at around 4am on Monday. Three men wearing masks forced their way into the premises and demanded that the occupant opened the safe. The offenders then left with a quantity of cash.

The occupant, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured but left shaken by the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Masked robbers forced their way into the Salutation Hotel in Tynemouth Credit: Bing

12-year-old boy sexually assaulted in Newcastle

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to.

Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in Newcastle.

At 4pm on Thursday, 14th August, a 12-year-old boy was approached by a man in Stowell Street, in the city centre, who touched him inappropriately.

Enquiries are ongoing and police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

Officers believe he may have information that could be helpful with their enquiries.

Police appeal for identification of man in Newcastle

Northumbria Police have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to Credit: Northumbria Police

Police investigating a public order offence in Newcastle have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to.

The incident occured at 9.35pm on Saturday, 21st June when a 16-year-old girl was travelling on a bus and was approached by a man who used insulting and abusive words towards her.

The man got on the bus at Armstrong Road in Benwell and got off again after two stops.

Police investigating the incident need to speak to the man in the images, who is believed to be able to help with their enquiries.

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