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Man jailed for 12 years for vicious and unprovoked assault

24th June 2019

​A MAN who carried out a vicious and unprovoked assault has been jailed for 12 years.

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Did you witness an assault at Chesters wine bar?

24th June 2019

The suspect is described as being bald, of stocky build wearing a blue t-shirt.

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Aftershave stolen in Chester-Le-Street burglary

24th June 2019

The incident occurred at Boots on St Cuthberts Walk shortly before 4am on Sunday morning (June 23).

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Appeal following collision in South Hetton

23rd June 2019

​Police are appealing for witnesses after a light goods vehicle collided with a pedestrian on the A182, east of South Hetton, in the early hours of this morning.

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Dedicated team commended following attempted murder investigation

21st June 2019

“I am incredibly proud of the team who have all worked so well together throughout the whole process."

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Cyclist injured following collision in Stanley

20th June 2019

The collision occurred on the A693 near Greencroft, Stanley at around 4.40pm on Friday (June 14).

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Pupils learn about water safety

20th June 2019

​SCHOOLCHILDREN have had a whale of a time learning all about water safety.

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Mile with a Smile raises funds for charity

19th June 2019

​From being pelted with wooden bricks to running around police headquarters, officers and staff had a blast raising funds for charity this lunchtime.

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Drink and drug drivers targeted in summer campaign

19th June 2019

TRAFFIC cops from across the region are urging people to drive sober as they take part in a national drink and drug drive campaign.

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Did you witness an attempted robbery in Crook?

18th June 2019

Police are now keen to trace a female dog walker who was seen on the footpath at the time of the incident walking from the direction of Peases Way.

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Police appeal following reports of lead theft

18th June 2019

During the theft, damage has been caused to the roof tiles which date back to the 1860’s.

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Be vigilant of fake inheritance scam

14th June 2019

Letters claiming to come from a Hong Kong based bank are attempting to lure victims into a cash scam with the promise of a share in 12.2 million.

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Farmer identified after straw bale incident

13th June 2019

​POLICE want to thank members of the public following a rare incident involving a straw bale in Barnard Castle last week.

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Man charged following robbery in Peterlee

12th June 2019

The incident occurred at a convenience store on York Road shortly after 8pm on Sunday night (June 9).

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Woman, 86, victim of distraction burglary

12th June 2019

POLICE are appealing for information after crooks stole money from an elderly woman in a distraction burglary.

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Durham officer nominated for national bravery award

12th June 2019

​AN officer who risked his life to save a man from an oncoming train has been nominated for a prestigious Police Bravery Award.

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#BeSafeBeSound this summer

11th June 2019

​As festival season begins, Counter Terrorism Policing wants music lovers to #BeSafeBeSound this summer.

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A fraud protect officer has been recognised for his work

11th June 2019

PC Tony Murray who is the National lead for economic crime and fraud took home the ‘Leadership, creativity and innovation’ award.

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Chief Constable honoured with CBE

10th June 2019

​On his last day before retirement, top cop Mike Barton was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for services to policing.

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Warning over new “Deets and Squares” scam

10th June 2019

​Police are warning youngsters to be wary of handing over their bank details to anyone in exchange for money.

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Rural residents urged to be vigilant against scammers

10th June 2019

​IF in doubt be suspicious – that is the message being sent out to Dales residents as the National Scams Awareness Campaign kicks off today.

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Police appeal for dashcam footage following Durham pursuit

7th June 2019

The pursuit began in the city centre and went through Witton Gilbert, Sacriston and up into Pelton Fell on June 4 at around 12.30pm.

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Alcohol interlocks being offered by Durham Constabulary

7th June 2019

​HERE at Durham Constabulary, we have been trialling the use of alcohol interlocks, which stop drivers from starting their vehicles if they are over the alcohol limit.

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Teesdale's first Young Hero named

7th June 2019

​TEESDALE has its first young hero.

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National award for Peterlee Street Games

7th June 2019

​A WEEKLY sports session designed to harness the power of sport to create positive changes in the lives of disadvantaged young people in the Peterlee area has won a national award.

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Jo Farrell has been confirmed as the new Chief Constable

6th June 2019

Her appointment was confirmed by the independent Police and Crime Panel sitting this afternoon.

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Officers and staff celebrated at awards ceremony

6th June 2019

POLICE officers and staff who have gone above and beyond have been presented with commendations.

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Rural police team hosts Ron Hogg visit

5th June 2019

​FROM rounding up lost sheep to leading cross-border criminal investigations, rural policing has always been unique.

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Witness appeal after bus stop assault

3rd June 2019

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old schoolgirl was assaulted at a bus stop in Newton Aycliffe this morning, Monday, June 3.

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PCSO Darren Miles bids fond farewell to Teesdale

31st May 2019

A DEDICATED PCSO has said an emotional farewell to his team as he prepares to embark on a new role within the force.

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Pair in court in connection with alleged attempted robbery

31st May 2019

​TWO people have appeared at court in connection with an alleged attempted robbery in Darlington.

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Appeal after cyclist injured in collision

31st May 2019

​OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was injured following a collision with a car.

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Officers take to the pitch to raise funds for children's charity

30th May 2019

CHILDREN with complex special needs will be treated to specialist toys after more than 100 police officers took to the pitch for a charity football tournament.

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Man targeted by four robbers in Spennymoor

30th May 2019

The victim was walking home from the town centre when he was approached by four men in their late 20’s who asked him for money.

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Viking coins seized could change British history

30th May 2019

​Coins from an important Viking hoard, which were found during a police investigation, could change British history, according to a leading historian.

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Praise for regional specialist operations unit

30th May 2019

SENIOR policing figures from across the North East have praised the dedicated work of officers based in the region’s specialist operations unit for their hard work in tackling serious and organised crime.

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Brownies enjoy visit to Spennymoor Police Station

30th May 2019

A POLICE station had some unusual ‘suspects’ last week.

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Refurbished Sherburn Road Police Station officially opened

29th May 2019

FOND memories and new beginnings were marked as a refurbished police station was officially opened this morning.

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Durham man jailed after sexually abusing young girls

29th May 2019

​Mark Bradley exposed himself and regularly performed sex acts on himself in front of the children.

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Could you be a victim of a phising email?

29th May 2019

​Police are urging people to remain vigilant when receiving emails relating to TV licencing.

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High value plant equipment stolen in Newton Aycliffe

29th May 2019

Officers believe they were towed away in a white coloured long wheelbase Ford transit and a dark coloured saloon, possibly a BMW.

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Did you witness a two vehicle collision on Butterwick Road?

28th May 2019

The incident occurred shortly after 7.20pm and involved a grey Mercedes coupe and a black Memil Sesei racing bicycle.

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Joint operation sees eight arrested on suspicion of courier fraud

28th May 2019

A JOINT operation involving officers from the North East Regional Specialist Operations Unit (NERSOU) and Hertfordshire Constabulary has seen eight people arrested.

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