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Six-year high in North East's asylum seeker residents

The number of asylum seekers being housed in the North East has reached a six-year high, with Teesside housing the most.

There are 799 asylum seekers living in Middlesbrough and Stockton, 100 more than Government guidelines say there should be.

But Newcastle has seen the number of asylum seekers drop from 1,623 in 2004 to 358.

  • 04 Mar 2015