Lee Irving was beaten for days, drugged and dumped by the side of a footpath in June last year
358 People Contact North East Police Forces Over Abuse Concerns
More than 350 people contacted North East police forces in the last year to ask if their partner had a history of domestic abuse.
The requests were made under Clare's Law, which allows police to tell you if your other half has a history of domestic violence.
It's named after Clare Wood - who was murdered in 2009 by her ex-boyfriend.
Miss Wood's father, Michael Brown, says he's "quietly delighted" the law's being used, but fears the figures are only the "tip of the iceberg".
In total 99 applications resulted in information being shared by the force with the applicant.
A team of trained officers will investigate allegations of child abuse at Newcastle United, relating to the 1980s and 1990s
A Gateshead mum, who lost her son in a crash caused by a driver on drink and drugs, is warning others not to drink or drug drive
Police were called to an alley near Poplar Street this morning where a man was found seriously injured
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