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Knifeman holds up village store

24th February 2017

A man armed with a knife threatened the female owner of a general store before escaping with a large amount of cash

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Police appeal after playground arson

23rd February 2017

An arson attack on a children's play park in Darlington has caused more than £20,000 worth of damage

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Store fined for selling booze to youngsters

21st February 2017

A store in the Chester-le-Street area was fined for selling whisky to a 16-year-old, as part of a multi-agency operation in the town

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Agencies get dangerous vehicles off the roads

20th February 2017

A multi-agency operation has resulted in a number of potentially dangerous vehicles being taken off the roads of the north east

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WOW! award for volunteer couple

17th February 2017

A retired couple from Staindrop have been praised for their volunteer work on a campaign designed to cut the number of bicycle thefts

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Illegal waste dumped in Tow Law

16th February 2017

The Environment Agency and Durham Police are warning landowners to be vigilant after waste is dumped on private land.

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Force mourns death of officer

15th February 2017

​DURHAM Constabulary is mourning the death of one of its officers, PC Gavin Smith.

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Not all heroes wear capes!

14th February 2017

Heroic police officers and members of the public were honoured today at Police Headquarters by the Royal Humane Society and St John’s Ambulance.

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Car stolen after '2 in 1' burglary

14th February 2017

Burglars broke into a house near Spennymoor at the weekend, stole a set of car keys and made off in the owners' VW Passat car

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Pedestrian dies following collision on A690

14th February 2017

Jason Stephenson, aged 26 from New Brancepeth was walking on the A690 when a Ford Focus collided with him just before 11.30pm on Friday, February 10.

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Over one hundred drivers caught with phones

13th February 2017

During a week long campaign, which began on Monday 23rd January, a total of 133 motorists were apprehended across Cleveland and Durham.

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A Valentine from police!

9th February 2017

Prolific criminals in Bishop Auckland will soon be receiving Valentine's and birthday cards from their local police

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Drugs haul found after car fire arrest

8th February 2017

Good work by a police sniffer dog has led to thousands of pounds worth of drugs being found and a man arrested

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Woman fights off muggers in Stanley

7th February 2017

A woman out walking her dog in Stanley bravely fought back against three teenagers who tried to rob her

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Quest to save force funding

7th February 2017

​A DELEGATION from Durham Constabulary travelled to London yesterday to hold talks with the Policing Minister in an attempt to safeguard funding for the force.

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Police arrest 12 after early morning raids

6th February 2017

Twelve suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in co-ordinated raids across Darlington, Barnard Castle and other areas

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Pensioner dies in hospital after Stanley collision

6th February 2017

A pedestrian in her 80's has died in hospital, two days after being struck by a vehicle not far from her home

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Family tribute to A183 crash victim

3rd February 2017

The family of crash victim Paul Mellor say he was a 'unique' character who will be sadly missed

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Durham secures health and wellbeing award

2nd February 2017

The force has been given a bronze award in the North East Better Health at Work Award.

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Medomsley investigation - three years on

2nd February 2017

Detectives have sent 32 advice files to the Crown Prosecution Service and expect decisions on charging to be made sometime later this year

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Want to work for us?

1st February 2017

We have a vacancy for a Senior Media Advisor in our HQ Media Team

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Taxi driver robbed in Shildon

31st January 2017

A taxi driver was assaulted and had his mobile phone stolen after he picked up a fare in Durham city

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Man dies after his car crashes into wall

30th January 2017

A man in his 40's died when his car went off the busy A183 road on the outskirts of Chester-le-Street on Sunday

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