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Behind Bars - Sean Oliver

29th July 2015

​A man who armed himself with a knife 'for protection' has been jailed after he lashed out at a village rival with the blade

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More than 100 arrested in drink-drive crackdown

29th July 2015

Police in Durham and Cleveland arrested more than 100 motorists for being unfit to drive because of drink or drugs in just one month

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Bike ride raises thousands for police charity

28th July 2015

​Police officers from around the country raised thousands of pounds for the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity in a sponsored bike ride last week

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Motorcyclist seriously injured

27th July 2015

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after the motorbike he was travelling on collided with a car.

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Man at court on attempted murder charge

27th July 2015

A man has appeared before magistrates in Peterlee today after being charged in relation to a stabbing in the town late on Saturday night.

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Mountain rescue casualty says 'thanks'

23rd July 2015

A woman from Stanley has helped organise a fund-raising event for the search and rescue team who found her after she was reported missing

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Our position on cannabis

22nd July 2015

​You may have seen articles in the media regarding cannabis. Click here to see our position on this matter.

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Join the hunt for Safe City Bear!

21st July 2015

If you go down to Durham city this summer you may come across one of more than 100 teddy bears!

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Awards for Special Constables

20th July 2015

Durham’s volunteer police officers have seen their efforts during the last twelve months recognised at a recent awards ceremony

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BikeWise debuts at new HQ

19th July 2015

Thousands turned out for Durham Constabulary’s 21st Bikewise event – the first to be staged at the Force’s new HQ.

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Keeping children safe

18th July 2015

Police in the south of the county were out last night reminding school-leavers to celebrate the end of term sensibly or find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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BikeWise rides out in new home

17th July 2015

The force's ever-popular BikeWise event is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors this coming weekend

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Water safety warning

15th July 2015

Sadly, just over a week ago, 14-year-old Cameron Gosling lost his life in the River Wear. His family have asked us to do everything we can to prevent another life being lost in this way.

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Anniversary for police Code of Ethics

15th July 2015

Today marks the anniversary of the College of Policing's Code of Ethics for all officers and staff

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Teenager assaulted outside supermarket

14th July 2015

A teenager was assaulted and racially abused during an unprovoked attack which took place near a Bishop Auckland supermarket

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Drugs gang sentenced for cocaine conspiracy

13th July 2015

Nine men, including three from County Durham have been jailed for bringing more than a dozen kilos of cocaine into County Durham

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Miners Gala a huge success

13th July 2015

Police say the Durham Miners Gala passed without incident at the weekend as it attracted huge crowds into the city

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Appeal after car window smashed

10th July 2015

A car parked outside its owners house in West Cornforth was targeted by vandals who aimed a concrete slab at the rear window

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CCTV image released following assault

10th July 2015

A 35 year old man from Horden was attacked on the Coast Road on Wednesday 1st July at 9.20pm whilst walking near to Dulai's off licence

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BATH bite back at loan sharks

8th July 2015

Kids from the Bishop Auckland Theatre Hooligans (BATH) group are biting back against loan sharks with their latest production.

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Teenager drowns in river near Bishop Auckland

7th July 2015

Police have formally identified a teenager from Crook who died in the River Wear at the weekend after getting into difficulties

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Roads closed for Miners Gala

7th July 2015

Car-owners are being reminded to help keep the streets of Durham clear for the 'Big Meeting' this coming Saturday

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Bid to ensure a crime-free summer

7th July 2015

Retail parks in Bishop Auckland are the focus of a campaign to curb shoplifting and anti-social behaviour in the town.

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Warning to puppy buyers

6th July 2015

Buyer beware! That’s the warning from the RSPCA, Durham Constabulary and Durham County Council as the agencies tackle the heartbreak caused by unlicensed and unscrupulous puppy traders.

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Scheme helps protect empty houses

2nd July 2015

A drive to prevent empty houses becoming targets for thieves is being hailed as a success.

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Campaign to target identity crime

1st July 2015

​This week the force is running an awareness campaign encouraging people to protect their personal information.

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Cadets' pass out parade a first for Durham

1st July 2015

Durham’s first troop of volunteer police cadets is set to march into its second year of service.

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