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Durham tops league table for crime detection rates

18th June 2018

MODERN technology used alongside traditional policing methods has helped Durham Constabulary achieve the best detection rates in the country, says the force’s chief constable.

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Detectives appeal for witnesses after a young woman was robbed

18th June 2018

​DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was robbed as she made her way home.

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Over 40 vehicles stopped by police volunteers

15th June 2018

​OVER 40 vehicles were stopped and checked by police volunteers during a day of action in County Durham and Cleveland.

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Officer commended for work with bereaved families

14th June 2018

AN officer has been commended for his work with bereaved families following fatal road traffic collisions.

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Drink drive campaign during World Cup kicks off

14th June 2018

ROAD policing officers from Cleveland and Durham Police are urging motorists to ‘drive sober’ in a bid to keep the roads safe during this summer’s World Cup.

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Man appears at court following Darlington robbery

13th June 2018

A MAN has appeared at court following a robbery.

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Jail for Darlington drug dealer

13th June 2018

​A DARLINGTON drug dealer has been jailed for more than five years.

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Police release CCTV image of man following burglary

13th June 2018

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with damage caused at a building site.

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Free emergency services open day to be held in Darlington

11th June 2018

​A FREE emergency services day involving police, fire and ambulance is being held in Darlington this weekend.

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Appeal after man suffers fractured jaw in assault

11th June 2018

​OFFICERS are appealing for information after a man suffered a fractured jaw in an assault.

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Man suffers fractured jaw in Bishop Auckland street attack

11th June 2018

​A PARTIALLY-blind man suffered a fractured jaw when he was punched in an unprovoked attack.

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Apprentices to become road safety ambassadors

8th June 2018

WE are committed to preventing young people being seriously injured or killed on our roads and that pledge starts with our own staff, encouraging them to become road safety ambassadors.

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Teen in court in connection with phone shop robberies

8th June 2018

​A TEENAGER has appeared in court in connection with two phone shop robberies.

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Crime-fighters to tackle Three Peaks in 24 hours in memory of former colleague

7th June 2018

​A CRIME-FIGHTING team will climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales in just 24 hours, for a charity close to their hearts.

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Elvis Presley memorabilia stolen in burglary

7th June 2018

PRECIOUS Elvis Presley memorabilia are among belongings stolen from a property while the homeowners were on holiday.

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Football clubs back campaign to show World Cup drink driving the red card

6th June 2018

​​FOOTBALL clubs across the region are backing a campaign to give drink and drug driving the boot during this summer’s World Cup.

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Four in court after weekend protests at opencast site

5th June 2018

FOUR people appeared in court today after being arrested over the weekend outside the opencast mining site near Dipton.

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Unlocked vehicles targeted by thieves in Darlington

4th June 2018

​OFFICERS investigating a spate of thefts from unlocked vehicles are appealing for anyone with any CCTV footage of the incidents to get in touch.

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Four arrests at opencast site

3rd June 2018

​FOUR people have been arrested after renewed activity in the vicinity of an opencast mining site.

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County Durham internet fraudsters jailed

31st May 2018

​​BROTHERS who pocketed more than £600,000 from online shoppers for hot tubs, saunas and other luxury products which failed to materialise have been jailed for a combined ten-and-a-half years.

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Hunt for masked men who forced entry to victim's home

30th May 2018

POLICE are hunting two suspects who forced their way into a man’s home looking for cannabis.

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Police appeal after alleyway fracas

30th May 2018

POLICE are appealing for the occupants of this car to come forward following an alleged altercation about urinating in the street.

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Appeal for man wanted on suspicion of serious assault

30th May 2018

Officers in Bishop Auckland have re-issued an image of Michael Francis, 27, from Escomb, Bishop Auckland in a bid to track him down.

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Man in court following Bishop Auckland firearms incident

30th May 2018

A MAN who was shot by armed police has appeared at court.

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Heroin recovered from property in Darlington

30th May 2018

​HEROIN with a potential street value of around £2,500 has been recovered from a property in Darlington.

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Firearms training centre aiming for success after being honoured with award

29th May 2018

The Tactical Training Centre – a joint venture between Durham and Cleveland Police to train officers in the use of firearms – won Silver.

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Durham Pride: Street celebration brings explosion of colour to the city

27th May 2018

​The centre of Durham was ablaze with noise and colour today following the fifth - and biggest so far - Durham Pride!

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Criminal investigation underway after a man was shot by armed officer

25th May 2018

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital following this morning’s incident in Bishop Auckland, although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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Man due in court charged with robbery

25th May 2018

​A MAN is due to appear at court in connection with an armed robbery in Darlington.

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Open heart surgery at roadside saved man's life

24th May 2018

A SENIOR officer has praised emergency service workers who saved the life of a man injured in a savage street attack.

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Man arrested after being rescued from Darlington fire

24th May 2018

​A MAN who was rescued from a fire this morning has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

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Police unveil rainbow car with pride

23rd May 2018

THE police have unveiled a rainbow coloured car ahead of Durham Pride festival this weekend.

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Two men who took part in an armed robbery have been handed jail time

23rd May 2018

Edward Miller, 39 and Austin Thompson, 20 from the Bishop Auckland area were sentenced on Thursday (May 17) at Durham Crown Court.

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Prolific offender handed jail time following burglary in Bishop Auckland

23rd May 2018

​A PROLIFIC offender has been handed 2 years and 4 months in jail following a dwelling burglary.

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Meet our new dog handler, PC Gemma Ryder

22nd May 2018

Getting to spend your working day with dogs – that sounds like a winner of a career choice, right?

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Driving ban for drink driver who was four times over legal limit

22nd May 2018

​A MOTORIST who was more than four times over the legal drink drive limit has been banned from driving for more than three years.

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