A spelling mistake on a police computer allowed a man with a history of domestic abuse to kill his partner, according to a report.
The police watchdog has criticised the Northumbria force for mistakes that led to the death of Sarah Gosling in Newcastle earlier this year.
Watch Ben Chapman's report here:
More top news
North East women are being urged to attend smear tests. Fewer women in the region are going. Amber Cliff's brother backs the initiative.
The decision by Britain's most senior judges represents one of the biggest constitutional cases in British legal history.
A North East woman continues to support the emergency services that saved her mother - 18 years ago