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Recorded crime stays level

20th April 2015

​BIG falls in vehicle crime, burglaries and criminal damage over the last 12 months have helped keep recorded crime in County Durham and Darlington at a similar level as the previous year.

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Tattooed robber targets teen on night out

17th April 2015

A young woman from Newton Aycliffe was left badly shaken after a man with a distinctive tattoo tried to rob her

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Police train businesses to combat cyber crime

17th April 2015

Police have been giving local businesses tips on how to stay one step ahead of online criminals

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Stanhope police on the move

17th April 2015

Officers based in Stanhope will be on the move to a new home in the village later this summer

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Briefing for election candidates

16th April 2015

Local Parliamentary candidates for the General Election can now find online a current guide to police performance

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Protect a Child training launched in Durham

16th April 2015

Durham is the first force in the UK to adopt a new weapon in the fight against child sexual exploitation

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Durham teacher, 23 killed in road accident in Mexico

14th April 2015

A teacher from Meadowfield, near Durham has been killed in a road crash while holidaying in Mexico with her boyfriend

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Speeding campaign launches across Durham and Cleveland

13th April 2015

Police across the north east are supporting a week-long speeding campaign taking place across Europe

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Man charged under new drink-drive rules

10th April 2015

A man has been charged with drink-driving after a new, 'fast track' process came into effect at midnight last night

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Top cop honours officers & staff

9th April 2015

Three Durham Constabulary officers worked a shift exceeding 24 hours to ensure a teenage girl was kept safe from a predatory paedophile.

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A66 bike crash victim formally identified

8th April 2015

Police have released the name of a motorcyclist who died in a collision on the A66 at Bowes

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Free security marking offer for bike owners

8th April 2015

Do you own a pedal cycle or scooter and want to have it security marked? Then come to Stanley this coming Saturday, 11th April

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Eight arrested and cash seized in dawn raids

8th April 2015

Early morning raids across the Durham and Northumbria police areas saw eight people arrested for various offences

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A great year for the Specials

7th April 2015

Durham's Special Constables had one of their busiest ever years, a new report has revealed

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Family pay tribute to RTC victim

7th April 2015

The family of a man who died in a collision on Friday have paid tribute to him.

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Bishop police base at hospital

1st April 2015

​People in Bishop Auckland can call in to see their local cops at the general hospital, where the beat team now have an office.

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

31st March 2015

Help and advice for victims who have reported to police allegations of sexual and physical abuse at the former Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett

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Operation Seabrook - police interview 16 ex-staff

31st March 2015

Police have interviewed 16 former members of staff at a young offenders' centre as part of a long-running investigation

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Bishop Auckland assault

30th March 2015

A man was left shaken after an unprovoked attack by occupants of a passing car while he was walking home from a night out.

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Police appeal after A167 crash

30th March 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after a two-vehicle crash in Newton Aycliffe on Friday night left a man seriously injured in hospital

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Sherburn Village blaze 'was accidental'

30th March 2015

A fire which badly damaged several houses in Sherburn Village three weeks ago was not started deliberately, an investigation has found

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Police launch motorcycle safety campaign

27th March 2015

Police across Durham and Cleveland are urging motorcyclists to make sure their machines are in top condition for summer riding

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Safer Homes scheme seeks volunteers

27th March 2015

Volunteers working for organisations across County Durham are being sought to spread information about the help available through the Safer Homes project.

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Force appoints new deputy chief

27th March 2015

Met commander Steve Watson, 46 is to become Durham's new deputy chief constable later this summer

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Seatbelt crackdown finds 30 at risk

27th March 2015

A police crackdown across Cleveland and Durham found 30 people not wearing a seatbelt - including a girl aged just four

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More police to be issued with Tasers

26th March 2015

More police officers in County Durham and Darlington are to be issued with Tasers in a bid to improve officer safety

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Annfield Plain school fire suspects located

25th March 2015

​Four youths who were seen near the scene of a fire at a primary school in Annfield Plain near Stanley at the weekend have been traced by police.

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Safer homes week launches

24th March 2015

A week of action, led by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, to help people feel safer in their homes and communities will begin on Monday 23 March.

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Long-serving staff member retires

24th March 2015

One of our longest serving members of staff, who started his career with Durham Constabulary in 1968, retires today after 46 years of service.

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School fire suspects sought

23rd March 2015

Four youngsters who were seen near to the location of a suspected arson​ at a school are being sought.

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