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Family tribute to nightclub victim

25th July 2016

​A man who died following an incident in a nightclub in Durham City at the weekend has been identified as 54-year-old Stewart Anderson from Hetton-le-Hole. Today his family paid tribute to him.

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Men bailed following nightclub incident

25th July 2016

Eight men arrested after an incident at a Durham nightclub which ended with a man dying in hospital have been bailed.

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Thousands brave the rain for Bikewise

24th July 2016

The 2016 Bikewise event at police HQ has been one of the biggest, and best yet!

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Man charged after two men stabbed in restaurant

24th July 2016

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after an incident at a Darlington restaurant

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Commissioner’s five year pledge

22nd July 2016

​Commissioner’s five year pledge Recently re-elected Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) Ron Hogg will today lay out his plan for the next five years.

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Tribute to grandfather who died in bike crash

22nd July 2016

The family of a man from Crook who died when his motorbike crashed earlier this week have said life 'will never be the same' without him

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Residents have a say on how money is spent

21st July 2016

Sacriston residents are being asked by the local police and council how best to spend £20,000.

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Teenager knocked off bike in Darlington

21st July 2016

​A teenager is seriously ill in hospital after the bicycle she was travelling on collided with a car in Darlington.

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A 'female first' as acting assistant chief appointed

20th July 2016

Durham's newly-promoted acting ACC has become the force's first female chief officer in its 177-year history

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Get Safe Online in Durham

20th July 2016

A new police taskforce is to be set up giving members of the public and businesspeople the knowledge to keep themselves safer online

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BikeWise promises to be just pawsome!

20th July 2016

BikeWise is back and this year it is bigger and better than ever...

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Pupils praised for community work

19th July 2016

​YOUNG members of a community group have been rewarded for work they have done in their neighbourhood.

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Dying to be cool

18th July 2016

The shock of jumping into cold water can kill you - it's as simple as that. So please think twice. Click 'read more' to hear about Cameron's story...

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Bikers hurt in head-on crash

18th July 2016

A collision on a country road in Teesdale left three motorbike riders hurt, one of them seriously.

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New team encourages public to 'Get Safe Online'

16th July 2016

The Digital Intelligence and Investigation Team will be based at Chester-le-Street and comprises specially trained detectives and police staff

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PACT goes on the road

16th July 2016

PACT meetings are changing - a move which will give more members of the public greater access to their local police

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Chief constable honours investigators

15th July 2016

​INVESTIGATORS who brought a post master-turned-thief to justice have been honoured by Chief Constable Mike Barton.

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Man assaulted in road rage incident

15th July 2016

A man was headbutted by a van driver during a road rage incident at a busy roundabout on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland

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Behind Bars - John George Stephenson

14th July 2016

A man in his seventies has been put behind bars after he struck out at another man during an incident in Stanley last year

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Robbery suspect sought

13th July 2016

​Officers seeking the man responsible for an attempted robbery of an elderly woman have released an e-fit of the suspect.

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Film aims to prevent tragedies

13th July 2016

​‘Left Behind’ is a short, police-made film which shows the powerful effects on families after a loved one chooses to give up everything to go and live in places like Syria.

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Sat nav theft warning

12th July 2016

​Drivers are being urged not to leave sat navs on display in their vehicles following a spate of thefts in the south of County Durham.

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The amazing, dancing Safe City Bear!

12th July 2016

Durham's local policing team and Safe City Bear have helped bring some Bollywood Brass to the city

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Horse van stolen from High Etherley

12th July 2016

Police are appealing for information about the theft of a horse van from the outskirts of Bishop Auckland last week

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

11th July 2016

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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Family pay tribute to bus crash victim

11th July 2016

82-year-old Eileen Brennan died last Thursday (July, 7) in a bus crash in Darlington

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Police recruitment now open!

11th July 2016

The recruitment process for new police constables is now open and application forms can be downloaded from this site

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Man knocked out cold in unprovoked attack

11th July 2016

The victim of an apparently motiveless attack in Darlington was set upon by a man who got out of a vehicle

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Darlington's Specials win top force award

11th July 2016

The Special Constabulary team of the year award has gone to the men and women who volunteer their services in Darlington

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Mini Police event in Newton Aycliffe

8th July 2016

Durham's Mini Police project is going from strength to strength after the launch of the Newton Aycliffe branch earlier this week

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Pedestrian killed in bus crash

8th July 2016

A police investigation is continuing after an elderly lady died when she was struck a by a bus in the centre of Darlington on Thursday

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Teens warned of danger buildings

7th July 2016

TEENAGERS in Darlington are putting themselves in danger by entering empty buildings in the town.

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Woman attacked in late night incident

7th July 2016

Detectives are investigating a serious sexual assault which happened in the Bishop Auckland area earlier this week

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Durham Constabulary recruits a cat

6th July 2016

Durham Constabulary’s new recruit is Mittens the cat.

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Behind Bars - Helen Peverley

6th July 2016

A Darlington woman is now behind bars after she defrauded her employers of more than £400,000

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Collision unit on track with specialists

5th July 2016

Specialist staff have been recruited to enhance the service provided by the team which investigates all fatal road crashes in Durham and Cleveland

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Appeal to trace stolen jewellery

5th July 2016

Officers are appealing for help to locate jewellery that was stolen from a property on Mowbray Street in Durham City.

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Police warn of new iTunes fraud

4th July 2016

Scammers claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs are conning victims with iTunes vouchers.

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Owners urged to lock their cars

4th July 2016

Police in rural County Durham say car-owners have to do more to protect their valuables after a recent spate of thefts

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Life changing programme for young victims

4th July 2016

Eight young people between the ages of 12 and 17 will be offered the opportunity to take part in the ‘Bounce Resilience Academy’.

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Miners' Gala road closures

4th July 2016

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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Man injured after crash on A68

4th July 2016

Police appeal for witnesses after a 25 year old man is seriously injured when his car collided with a tree on the A68

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Dogs In Hot Cars

1st July 2016

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Man assaulted in Durham

30th June 2016

A man has been assaulted in Durham City on Tuesday morning.

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Peterlee man missing

29th June 2016

Can you help us find a man from Blackhall Colliery who is missing from home?

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Loan shark production wins award

29th June 2016

A youth drama group that teamed up with the police to warn people about the dangers of borrowing money from illegal lenders has been honoured by trading standards experts.

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Communications Data used to snare criminals

28th June 2016

POLICE forces are shining a light on how they use communications data to locate criminals and solve crimes. Four forces are taking part in a 24-hour ‘Tweetathon’ on Thursday, June 30.

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Man in serious condition after assault

27th June 2016

​A MAN who asked youths to be quiet has been left with serious injuries after an assault.

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Man injured after hit and run

27th June 2016

​Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured in a hit and run incident in Barnard Castle last month.

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Attempted cashpoint robbery in Durham City

27th June 2016

The attempted robbery happened at WILKO, Arnison Centre, at 2.00am on Monday, June, 27.

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