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POLICE AND COUNCILS JOIN IN NORTH EAST FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS

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Police, local councils, drugs agencies, the probation office and the private sector plan to work together in the No...
Police, local councils, drugs agencies, the probation office and the private sector plan to work together in the North East in a bid to crack down on the region's drug problems, the Newcastle Journal reports (page 13).

Northumbria Police is making a £1.5 million bid for government funding for the project, Drugs Accord. Details will be given by Northumbria Police Chief Constable John Stevens tomorrow.

In May Blyth Valley BC held a one-day forum on drug problems and launched an action plan aimed at tackling the growing crisis which led to the deaths of five local young people.
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