More than 400 jobs could go at Northumbria Police. The force is looking for ways to save an additional £46million.
That is on top of £58million of cuts which must be made by 2017. Frontline officers will not be affected.
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Sandiford, a former legal secretary originally from Redcar, was convicted of drug smuggling offences and sentenced to death in 2013.
Durham Crown Court heard that one of the male victims suffered a triple-fractured jaw, while left lying in the gutter, unconscious.