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Seven arrests as protest camp operation is completed

20th April 2018

SEVEN people have now been arrested after the completion of an operation to clear a roadside protest camp at the entrance to a planned opencast site.

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Arrests during police operation at protest camp

19th April 2018

THREE people have been arrested following an operation to clear a roadside protest camp.

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Predatory paedophile jailed for 24 years

18th April 2018

​A PREDATORY paedophile who abused young boys over more than 20 years has been jailed for 24 years.

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Anti-social behaviour reports falling in Bishop Auckland

18th April 2018

​Reports of anti-social behaviour in Bishop Auckland are falling thanks to partnership work between the council and police.

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Commendation for woman whose video footage of assault helped jail attacker

18th April 2018

​A WOMAN whose video footage of a vicious assault helped to put a man behind bars for 16 years has been awarded a Chief Constable’s Commendation.

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Darlington bus crash: Driver given suspended sentence

17th April 2018

​A BUS driver who killed an 82-year-old woman when he crashed at a bus stop has been given a suspended sentence.

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Police are appealing for information following a serious assault

17th April 2018

Officers were called to an address on Woodland View, West Rainton, at around 11.45am on Sunday (April 15) following reports a serious assault involving weapons had taken place.

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Prolific offender given jail term for Spennymoor burglaries

16th April 2018

​A PROLIFIC offender has been handed a three-year jail term after committing a string of burglaries.

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Police warn dog owners after lamb attack

13th April 2018

​POLICE are warning dog owners to keep their pets on leads after two lambs were killed and 10 seriously injured in an attack.

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Police launch crackdown on speeding drivers

13th April 2018

​A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday, April 16.

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Police take part in university event

13th April 2018

​DURHAM Constabulary has taken part in an event to examine the opportunities and challenges created by a growing university.

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Latest Operation Relentless success in Darlington

12th April 2018

​We’re continuing our crack down on prolific local criminals with #OpRelentless – here’s our weekly roundup of recent results…

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CCTV appeal following violent disorder in Darlington

11th April 2018

​POLICE have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with a violent disturbance at a pub in Darlington.

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Police dogs set for happy retirement after cops' challenge

11th April 2018

​More than £1,000 has been raised to give police dogs who put their lives on the line a happy retirement once they have put their ‘paws up’ 🐾

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An ambulance driver has been threatened whilst on duty

9th April 2018

The incident happened at around 5.20pm on Saturday (April 7) on the A181 Westbound at Wheatley Hill.

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Six arrests following violent disorder

9th April 2018

​SIX men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following early-morning strikes.

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CCTV image released after attempted robbery

9th April 2018

POLICE have released an image of two suspects they want to trace in connection with an attempted knifepoint robbery on a garage forecourt.

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Cops on a mission to give canine colleagues a happy retirement

9th April 2018

​Police dogs that put their lives on the line are the reason behind two cops’ mission to raise as much money as possible to give their canine colleagues a happy retirement.

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Officers to receive Royal Humane Society honours for saving man's life

6th April 2018

​Two quick-thinking police officers who helped save a motorist after he suffered a life-threatening bleed have received national honours.

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This week's Operation Relentless update

6th April 2018

​OFFICERS are continuing their crackdown on prolific Darlington criminals with further arrests and charges this week.

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Mother & PC plead for teen's ashes to be returned

5th April 2018

​A MOTHER and police officer have pleaded for a teenager’s ashes to be returned after they went missing from a memorial site.

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Police to visit Menin Gate in tribute to fallen officers

5th April 2018

​FALLEN police officers who served in the First World War will be honoured in a poignant remembrance ceremony in Europe this weekend.

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More than 120 motorists found to be risking lives in seatbelt crackdown

3rd April 2018

​More than 120 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long campaign.

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Man jailed for knifepoint robberies in Darlington

29th March 2018

​A MAN has been jailed for six years for committing two knifepoint robberies in Darlington.

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Plea to motorists as biker season begins

28th March 2018

The number of bikers injured in road collisions during the last five years has seen a marked decrease – but biker fatalities are still a problem on North East roads.

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Statement regarding school email threats

28th March 2018

​POLICE can confirm that email threats sent to schools in our region are not considered to be credible.

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Biker seriously injured following collision with car

26th March 2018

​A BIKER suffered serious injuries following a collision with a car.

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Cake campaign aims to raise awareness of autism

26th March 2018

​TASTY treats are being used to raise awareness of autism.

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Women speak out about nasty assault

26th March 2018

​TWO women have spoken out about a nasty assault in a bid to catch their attacker.

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Man admits armed robbery at Darlington Post Office

23rd March 2018

​A MAN has admitted carrying out an armed robbery at a Darlington Post Office.

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Anti-shoplifting scheme to be extended across County Durham

23rd March 2018

A GROUNDBREAKING system which has seen solved rates for shoplifting soar during an 18-month pilot programme is being extended across County Durham.

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Witness appeal after city centre crash

23rd March 2018

A DRIVER has suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision.

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