Police have apologised to a woman for failing to properly investigate if her two daughters were sexually assaulted by a boy.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Walker
Social media has been utilised by thieves in a recent spate to hit the North-east.
A substance which saw a pub and town square sealed off for seven hours was not hazardous, police have said.
A pub was reopened as soon as possible after police sealed off the premises because of an unidentified powder found in the post.
Emergency services have been called to a North-east town after an unknown substance was found.