One in four mental health beds in the North East has been closed since 2010, the BBC has learned.

A Freedom of Information request reveals the region’s two NHS mental health trusts have closed 630 of their 2,392 beds.

NHS bosses said more had been invested in providing community care facilities.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.