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Scheme helps protect empty houses

2nd July 2015

A drive to prevent empty houses becoming targets for thieves is being hailed as a success.

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Campaign to target identity crime

1st July 2015

​This week the force is running an awareness campaign encouraging people to protect their personal information.

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Cadets' pass out parade a first for Durham

1st July 2015

Durham’s first troop of volunteer police cadets is set to march into its second year of service.

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Armed robbery in Stanley

26th June 2015

A post office has been targeted in an armed robbery.

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Hundreds of drivers leaving valuables on display

25th June 2015

Nearly 500 vehicles had items on display that would catch the eye of a passing thief; that’s what police found when neighbourhood teams went out testing car security this week

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Campaign group warns of alcohol cancer risks

24th June 2015

​Durham Constabulary is supporting a campaign led by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office warning of the health risks associated with excess drinking

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Missing Darren Lawler

23rd June 2015

We are still trying to locate Darren John Lawler, 31, who went missing from his home in Ferryhill last Thursday (11th June).

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Tour of armoury for injured Connor

23rd June 2015

​A young boy, who was lucky to avoid serious injury when he was struck by an air pellet, visited the force armoury last week to learn all about gun safety from the experts.

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Don't drink and drown

22nd June 2015

Around 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences. This week, we are supporting national drowning prevention week.

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Appeal after man dies following motorway crash

22nd June 2015

​A man from Northumberland has died 24 hours after he crashed into a motorway barrier between Durham and Bowburn.

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One Punch campaign launched by victim's mum

19th June 2015

A campaign to end the heartache caused by 'one punch' assaults has been launched by the mother of a teenage victim who died 10 months after being hit

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Top of the POPs

18th June 2015

Topping the POP (problem-oriented partnerships) chart this year, were a team that helped keep a vulnerable young girl safe.

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Force responds to NSPCC report

18th June 2015

An apparent surge in reports of sexual offences against children is being attributed in part to a long-running investigation into historical offences

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National leadership award for Durham sergeant

17th June 2015

​A Durham officer has picked up an award for her leadership skills at a national event

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Thanks from crash victim husband

17th June 2015

The husband of a woman left seriously injured after a car crash in Spennymoor last week has thanked the emergency services and members of the public for their swift assistance.

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WOW! of the week

15th June 2015

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Man dies after house fire in Darlington

12th June 2015

A man has died after a house explosion and fire in Darlington in the early hours of Friday

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Appeal after collision in Bishop Auckland

12th June 2015

A MAN has been taken to hospital after his Harley Davidson collided with a van.

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Inspector 'bears' all in fun run!

11th June 2015

It was a case of 'Ready, Teddy, Go!' as Durham's Safe City Bear sped through the Market Place yesterday afternoon

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Archie the spaniel blood hound

9th June 2015

Archie the springer spaniel has become a blood hound.

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Force gets more tags to track criminals

9th June 2015

​The force has purchased 100 extra electronic tags to help keep a closer eye on offenders - and persuade them to change their ways.

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Bike rider dies after crash near Ferryhill

8th June 2015

A motorcyclist has died after his bike left the road and crashed near Ferryhill on Sunday afternoon.

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Collision leaves man critical

8th June 2015

A 23 year old man is fighting for his life after his car collided with a house in Quebec.

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Police appeal after man, 19 sexually assaulted

6th June 2015

Detectives are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was sexually assaulted in Darlington on Friday morning.

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Crackdown on illegal tobacco network

5th June 2015

​​Three people were arrested and suspected illegal tobacco was seized in a major crackdown on the supply network in County Durham.

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Four men arrested after cannabis discovery

5th June 2015

Hundreds of cannabis plants were found across the Seaham area.

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Mobile phone campaign nets nearly 40 drivers

5th June 2015

Nearly 40 drivers were caught in just one week using a mobile phone or otherwise being distracted on the roads

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National Specials Weekend takes to the streets

5th June 2015

Thousands of Special Constables across England and Wales are taking to the streets this weekend, highlighting the work they do in local communities

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Drug drive law nets 50 drivers

4th June 2015

​POLICE across Cleveland and Durham have arrested dozens of drivers in less than three months following the introduction of new roadside tests for illegal drug use.

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Major breakthrough in historic rape case

3rd June 2015

DETECTIVES have made a major breakthrough in connection with a 27-year-old brutal rape

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