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Specialist police awarded Team of the Year

24th July 2017

CLEVELAND and Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) have been awarded Team of the Year at a North East celebration event.

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PD Ben retires after almost nine years of service

24th July 2017

A CANINE crime-fighter has out up his paws after almost nine years of active service.

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Thousands enjoy biggest and best Bikewise yet

23rd July 2017

​THOUSANDS of people turned out to enjoy the biggest and best Bikewise yet.

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Driver suffers injuries following road rage incident

21st July 2017

​A DRIVER has been left with significant injuries following a road rage incident.

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Cyclists injured in A689 collision

21st July 2017

​A CYCLIST has been seriously injured following a crash.

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Police custody suite given £70,000 facelift

21st July 2017

​A POLICE custody suite has reopened following a £70,000 refurbishment.

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Junior Road Safety Officers warn: 'Watch Out!'

20th July 2017

​SCHOOL pupils have teamed up with police to crack down on speeding motorists.

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Lock it - don't lose it! Don't make your car an easy target

20th July 2017

​​OPPORTUNISTIC thieves are targeting unlocked vehicles – so ‘lock it – don’t lose it!’.

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Concern grows for missing Peterlee woman

20th July 2017

​POLICE are keen to trace a woman who has not been seen since yesterday morning.

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“Overwhelming” response to ‘trauma teddies’ appeal

19th July 2017

​MORE than 120 ‘trauma teddies’ have been knitted to help comfort children involved in car crashes or other frightening incidents.

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Motorist seriously injured after car rollover

19th July 2017

A MOTORIST has been seriously injured after his car rolled over in a two-vehicle collision yesterday.

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Countdown to Bikewise is on!

19th July 2017

​OFFICERS are gearing up to welcome thousands of people to Police HQ this weekend as the hugely popular Bikewise event returns.

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Driver left with broken ankle after A167 collision

18th July 2017

​A MOTORIST was left with a broken ankle after his car was involved in a collision with a bus.

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Landlady to call time on pub after thieves ransack property

18th July 2017

​A LANDLADY who put her heart and soul into relaunching a pub is devastated after thieves ransacked the property – leaving her to call time on the venture for good.

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Police swoop on offenders with Kestrel

17th July 2017

LAW enforcement agencies in the North East have today (Monday) launched a multi-agency operation targeting foreign national offenders in the region.

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Sheep stolen from farm near Darlington

17th July 2017

SHEEP have been stolen from a farm near Darlington.

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Chief opens community garden

14th July 2017

​A NEW community garden created by adults with learning disabilities has officially opened with the help of Durham Constabulary.

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Police crackdown on danger drivers using pedestrian zone

13th July 2017

POLICE have staged a crackdown on danger drivers who are still using a pedestrianised zone.

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Force set to recruit 80 new police constables

12th July 2017

​THE country’s top performing police force is looking to recruit new officers – do you have what it takes?

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CCTV footage of knife-wielding would-be robber

12th July 2017

This is the dramatic moment a shopkeeper confronted a knife-wielding would-be robber

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Forty one schools launch water safety message

11th July 2017

Forty one schools across County Durham and Darlington are taking part in a water safety initiative launched by Durham Constabulary.

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Crime doesn't pay - court confiscates more than £700k

11th July 2017

​More than £700,000 has been confiscated from a Durham man convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs

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Biker critical after colliding with lamppost

10th July 2017

​A BIKER is critically ill in hospital after colliding with a lamppost.

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‘Garden of respite’ opened by volunteers

8th July 2017

​​A new community garden has been opened with the support of Durham Constabulary.

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

7th July 2017

Help and advice for victims who have reported to police allegations of sexual and physical abuse at the former Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett

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Home sealed-up and tenants moved on over anti-social behaviour

7th July 2017

​A home associated with anti-social behaviour has been sealed up and the tenants moved on.

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Sneak-in burglar disturbed by occupant

6th July 2017

​A burglar has made off with cash after being disturbed by the female occupant of the home

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Two people seriously injured after crash

6th July 2017

Two people were seriously injured after a crash in North Bitchburn, Crook, yesterday.

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'Reassuring' increased police presence in Durham

6th July 2017

​You can expect to see an increased police presence in Durham on Saturday for the Miners’ Gala

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Quad bike passenger seriously injured

6th July 2017

The passenger of a quad bike has suffered a broken leg/ankle following a crash

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Man left with fractured jaw after alleged assault

4th July 2017

​A MAN was left with a fractured jaw following an alleged assault.

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Durham Miners' Gala road closures

4th July 2017

MOTORISTS are being urged to keep the roads in Durham city clear for this year's Miners Gala - or face the risk of having their vehicles towed away.

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Big Newcastle United fan dies in second fatal collision

3rd July 2017

​THE family of a teenager who died in a crash have described him as a “lovely lad.”

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Family’s tribute to “much-loved” teen who died in crash

3rd July 2017

Tribute has been paid to a “much-loved” teenager who died in a car crash.

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Man charged following armed robbery in Durham

3rd July 2017

​A MAN has been charged with a number of offences in relation to an armed robbery at the weekend.

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Appeal for motorist in murder investigation

2nd July 2017

Appeal for driver who unknowingly drove past a fatal street stabbing

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Family pay tribute to man killed in street attack

2nd July 2017

Michael Lawson's family tell how he was "an inspiration to us all"

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Murder investigation launched

1st July 2017

A MURDER investigation has been launched in Darlington after a man was found in a street

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Restorative justice for teenage arsonists

1st July 2017

ARSONISTS who destroyed a popular play area have helped to fund new equipment as part of their punishment.

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New moblie app to combat cyber-crime

30th June 2017

A NEW mobile app to educate people on cyber security has been launched by Durham Constabulary.

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Cyclists gearing up to compete in the area

30th June 2017

British Cycling’s Elite Road Series returns to Northumbrian Water’s Derwent Reservoir this weekend

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CCTV appeal following Durham burglary

29th June 2017

THE suspect was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a dark green hoodie and a black body warmer when the incident took place on June 8.

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Emergency services race to the finish

29th June 2017

The emergency services are known for their quick response times… but out of the police, fire and ambulance who is the quickest?

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Motorist dies in crash

29th June 2017

Police appeal after fatal collision on country road

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Chief to take leap of faith for charity

29th June 2017

MR BARTON will take to the skies on Tuesday, July 11 as he takes part in a charity skydive with the Red Devils at their airfield in Nottinghamshire.

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Elderly man attacked and left on floor after burglary

29th June 2017

​AN elderly man was attacked and left lying on the floor in the rain after burglars raided his home.

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Appeal following unprovoked assault

27th June 2017

THE assault took place at the Bay Horse pub, in Bishop Auckland, at around 6pm on Friday, May 26.

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Police appeal after woman robbed in Durham City

27th June 2017

Officers investigating a robbery are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Summer driving campaign tackles rural speeding

26th June 2017

The safety camera van attended two locations on the A689 and caught eight vehicles speeding. A further eight were also caught speeding through Community Speed Watch events.

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