Police in Newcastle are working with door staff, street pastors and pubs to make sure people stay safe at night in the city centre.
Northumbria Police and historians are trying to trace relatives of the owners of 50 World War Two medals given to Special Constables.
Police in Northumberland are warning people of the affects of a legal high currently circulating in the Ashington area.
A man has this morning appeared before Peterlee magistrates court charged with the murder of Alan Youngson from Darlington.
Daniel Dodsworth aged 28 from Branksome Green in Darlington was remanded to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday 16th October.
Four other men who had been arrested on Friday have all been bailed until December pending further enquiries.
A 22 year old woman from York and a 30 year old man from the North Road area of Darlington were arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender and have also been bailed until December pending further enquiries.A post mortem examination concluded that Mr Youngson died from head injuries.
– Detective Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police
There has been much police activity in Darlington over the last few days in relation to this investigation and I would like to thank members of the community for their support and patience. Anyone with any information they feel would assist on-going enquiries is asked to get in touch with police."
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of missing Darlington man Alan Youngson says his team believes this is an isolated incident.
Five men, aged between 28 and 38, from the Branksome, Cockerton and North Road areas of Darlington, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
– Durham Police Det Supt Kevin Weir
Although we are still working to formally identify the body we found on Monday evening we are pursuing this investigation on the assumption that it is Alan and his family have been informed of this.
This morning my officers have arrested five local men in connection with Alan’s murder and they are currently in police custody.
Something like this happening in any community is shocking and upsetting but I would like to take this opportunity to reassure people that we believe this to be an isolated incident and that people should not be worried or concerned.
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a missing man from Darlington.
Alan Youngson was last seen on August 15. A body was found in woodland near the A1 at Darlington on Monday evening.
Police say although they haven't formally identified the body, they are progressing on the basis the body found in the woods is Mr Youngson.
Five men, aged between 28 and 38, are being held at police stations across County Durham.
The police, searching for a man who's been missing for two months, have launched a murder investigation. It follows the discovery of a body found buried in a wood in Darlington.
The police can't confirm whether it's the body of 25 year old Alan Youngson or how the victim died. Watch Tim Backshall's report.
Police have confirmed that a murder investigation has started, following the discovery of a body in woodland in the Darlington area.
Police searching for missing man Alan Youngson found the body after being alerted by a concerned member of the public.
The body, which was buried. was found in the Branksome area of the town in a wooded area at the end of Jedburgh Drive towards the A1 motorway. No formal identification has been made at this stage. Alan Youngson has been missing from his home in the Darlington area since August 15th.
The investigation is in its very early stages, with our current key line of enquiry to formally identifythis man. Alan Youngson remains amissing person and work is on-going to establish his whereabouts. The area where the man was found remainscordoned off to allow for a full forensic examination and CID officers will becarrying out house to house enquiries in the Branksome area near to where thebody was found.”
– Detective Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police
Mr Youngson’s family are beingkept fully up to date of developments and are being supported by officers. Although investigations are in their early stagesI would like to reassure the community of Darlington that a dedicated team ofofficers are working hard on this investigation to ensure those responsible forthis man’s death are brought to justice”
Durham Police have confirmed that the death of a man, found buried in woodland near Darlington, is being treated as murder.
The dead man has not been formally identified, but the discovery is being linked to the disappearance of Alan Youngson, aged 25, who has been missing for almost two months.
Police recovered legal highs after they carried out a drugs warrant in Newcastle.
The Newcastle West Neighbourhood Policing Team searched an address on Ellesmere Road, Benwell, after concerns were raised about potential drug dealing at the property.
Around 30 legal high joints - believed to contain Exodus Damnation - were seized by police.
Anyone concerned about the illegal supply of drugs, including legal highs, can contact Northumbria Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police searching for a missing 25 year old from Darlington have found a body.
The body was discovered in woodland near the A1. There hasn't yet been any formal identification.
Police had been searching for Alan Youngson who hadn't been seen for nearly two months.
Jonny Blair reports
Police searching for missing County Durham man Alan Youngson have cordoned off a section of woodland, near Jedburgh Drive, Darlington.
Ten men have been jailed for grooming and abusing a 13-year-old girl from North Yorkshire online. Detectives called it large-scale exploitation, involving men from across the country, several of whom were married and had successful careers.
Our correspondent Gregg Easteal reports from outside North Yorkshire Police headquarters.