Top cop tells us the current state of the North East's criminal underworld
The North East has a long history of organised crime - but how does it stand today?
Northumbria Police’s head of crime, detective chief superintendant Lisa Orchard warned that today’s crooks have evolved.
In the past organised criminals tended to be local but the modern villains often cross regional – and even national – borders.
She said: “There are all different kinds of organised crime groups. It can be families - there are criminal families in the North East - but it can also be a coming together of like minded people and there is always a nucleus who run the show.
“But what we have... read more
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