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Guarding against cyber crime

2nd March 2015

The NCA and police, together with a range of partners from across industry and the public sector, are this week carrying out a range of activity to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime.

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Chief pens open letter on social media

2nd March 2015

Chief Constable Mike Barton has penned an open letter about police resources being used to deal with harassment and abuse through social media.

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River fall student to meet his rescuers

2nd March 2015

A student who fell into the River Wear in January is to be reunited with his rescuers

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Police seize £100k under proceeds of crime law

25th February 2015

More than £100,000 has been seized from a member of an organised crime group operating across the North East and the Midlands

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Operation Relentless is under way

25th February 2015

Police have begun a series of actions targeting local and prolific criminals across Consett, Stanley and Chester-le-Street

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Police appeal after fight leaves two in hospital

23rd February 2015

Two men needed hospital treatment for stab wounds after a late night fight broke out in Chester-le-Street

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Cannabis plants seized after police raids

20th February 2015

Five people have been arrested as part of a police crackdown on drug dealers across the Chester-le-Street area

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Illegal cigarettes seized in Bishop Auckland

20th February 2015

Police and trading standards joined forces to seize illegal cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco from houses in the Bishop Auckland area

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Two people hurt after head-on crash

19th February 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses to a head-on crash involving a Nissan Micra and a Citroen Saxo on the outskirts of Houghton-le-Spring yesterday

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Do you need to pull the community trigger?

18th February 2015

A new process is in place to help tackle anti-social behaviour

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Off-road bikes seized in Darlington

17th February 2015

Police motorcyclists have been taking action after complaints regarding off-road bikers in Darlington

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Cable thieves sent to prison after police operation

16th February 2015

A gang who travelled to the north east from Merseyside to steal high value telecoms cables have been sent to prison

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Stanley fires update man arrested

15th February 2015

A 26-year-old man from the Stanley area has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a series of fires in the town yesterday morning.

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Residents warned to be vigilant after arsons

14th February 2015

Occupants of a number of properties in Stanley are lucky to have escaped serious injury following a spate of arsons in the town in the early hours of this morning.

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Police say drivers heard mobile phone message

13th February 2015

Police say drivers appeared to have listened to their advice about driving and using a mobile phone

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Allotments to get extra protection

13th February 2015

Allotment holders across Chester-le-Street have joined forces with police to launch a new 'Watch' scheme

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Our survey said - cybercrime results are in

13th February 2015

Cybercrime survey results - this is what you told us

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Reward offered after scouts hut targeted

12th February 2015

A scouts supporters association in Newton Aycliffe is offering a cash reward after its building was targeted for the third time in just weeks

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Investigation after fire started at primary school

11th February 2015

A police and fire investigation has established a blaze at a primary school in Stanley was started deliberately

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Chaplain swapped Afghanistan for Aykley Heads

10th February 2015

Adrian Gatrill is the chaplain at Durham Constabulary. In the past he has served at Camp Bastion and in the Gulf War.

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Owners of artwork sought

10th February 2015

The owners of a collection of artwork found abandoned in a car park are being sought.

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Rural cops star in new series of BBC show

10th February 2015

A new series of the popular daytime show 'Countryside 999' features a number of Durham officers who cover the rural areas of the county

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Seeking partners for Checkpoint work placements

10th February 2015

If you are a voluntary sector organisation that works in County Durham or Darlington and are interested in working with us on the Checkpoint programme, then we would love to hear from you.

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Press 'delete' on cyber crime

9th February 2015

Durham Constabulary is joining a national drive to help keep young internet users safe.

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Specialist bike is detective's legacy

6th February 2015

Bishop Auckland Hospital’s stroke rehabilitation unit yesterday unveiled a specialist exercise bike in memory of Detective Sergeant Dave Storey.

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Owners of property sought

5th February 2015

The owners of some items of property, recovered from a house in Darlington, are being sought.

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Police stop nearly 200 vehicles across region

5th February 2015

Police across the north of England were out in force last night checking the movements of travelling criminals

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Parking rule breakers warned they will be fined

3rd February 2015

Drivers are being warned they can expect a fine if they continue to ignore parking restrictions outside a convenience store.

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