The Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has enlisted a sniffer dog to go round its hospitals to prevent patients, staff and visitors bringing drugs on to the wards.
'Coco' the cocker spaniel will search the buildings and grounds of the trust.
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