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Parents share heartbreak to make students think twice

17th October 2018

​Emergency services and families who have lost loved ones in car crashes have joined forces to deliver a hard-hitting road safety campaign.

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Innovative officers honoured at award ceremony

16th October 2018

Twelve of the best projects were showcased at the force’s POP Conference.

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Police highlight hate crime

15th October 2018

A group of talented adults with learning difficulties have put their creative skills to the test to design two plaques to highlight Hate Crime Awareness Week.

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Man to appear in court following Ferryhill stabbing

14th October 2018

A MAN will appear in court tomorrow charged in connection with a stabbing in Ferryhill.

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Arrest after man suffers stab wounds in Ferryhill

13th October 2018

A MAN has been arrested following a stabbing in Ferryhill in the early hours of this morning.

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Multi-agency operation targets sale of part worn tyres

12th October 2018

​GARAGES selling part worn tyres have been targeted during a week-long operation.

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Police welcome lengthy sentences for attempted burglars

12th October 2018

​TWO men have been jailed after admitting trying to break into a house while a terrified woman hid inside.

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Man in court following Barnard Castle burglary

11th October 2018

​A MAN accused of stealing thousands of pounds worth of clothing from a shop in Barnard Castle has appeared at court.

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Don’t be in the dark this winter – get switched on to home safety

11th October 2018

PEOPLE in County Durham and Darlington are being urged to protect their property from opportunistic thieves this winter.

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Man sent to prison following Darlington stabbing

11th October 2018

A MAN has been jailed after admitting stabbing another man at the home of his ex-partner in August 2018.

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Man jailed following distraction burglary

10th October 2018

A MAN has been jailed for three years after carrying out a distraction burglary at the home of a woman in her 70s.

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Tributes paid to great grandfather in motorcycle accident

10th October 2018

​TRIBUTES have been paid to a great grandfather who died in a motorcycle accident on the outskirts of Durham City last month.

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Appeal after jewellery stolen from 85-year-old woman

9th October 2018

​DETECTIVES are appealing for help tracing jewellery which was stolen from an 85-year-old woman as she slept.

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Appeal after driver injured in Howden-le-Wear crash

8th October 2018

​A DRIVER was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash between a car and a van.

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Man charged in connection with alleged burglary at cricket club

5th October 2018

A 47-year-old man of Windsor Street, Trimdon Station, has been charged with burglary following the break-in at Barnard Castle Cricket Club

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A Day in the Life of... A police motorcyclist

4th October 2018

​From escorting Royals to ensuring the safety of everyone at large cycling events, a day in the life of a police motorcyclist is always busy.

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Two arrests made following thefts from motor vehicles

3rd October 2018

Two arrests have been made following a spate of thefts from motor vehicles.

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Man admits burgling elderly couple’s home

3rd October 2018

​A MAN who broke into an elderly couple’s home and stole their TV has pleaded guilty to burglary.

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Suspected burglars steal charity boxes from Barnard Castle Cricket Club

3rd October 2018

Four charity boxes and spirits have been stolen from a cricket club in Barnard Castle.

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Forty two drivers caught using their mobile phones

3rd October 2018

​Forty two drivers were caught using their mobile phones while driving during a week-long campaign.

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Warning after spate of alloy wheel thefts

1st October 2018

​OFFICERS are urging motorists to be vigilant following a spate of thefts of alloy wheels.

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Jail for prolific Darlington burglar caught hiding in attic

1st October 2018

​A PROLIFIC burglar who was arrested after police caught him hiding in an attic is back behind bars.

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Police volunteers crackdown on road safety

1st October 2018

​50 vehicles were stopped and checked by volunteer police officers during a day of action.

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Appeal for witnesses following fatal motorcycle crash

1st October 2018

​A MOTORCYCLIST has died after colliding with a roadside barrier on the outskirts of Durham City over the weekend.

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CCTV appeal to trace potential Sacriston murder witnesses

28th September 2018

DETECTIVES investigating the death of a man in Sacriston are appealing for the public’s help in identifying four potential witnesses.

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Lifesavers honoured with national awards

27th September 2018

POLICE officers and members of the public who have saved people’s lives have been awarded top lifesaving honours.

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Appeal after high value mountain bikes stolen

25th September 2018

TWO mountain bikes are believed to have been stolen from a Ford Transit van parked outside Hamsterley Forrest, between 8am and 9.30am on Monday.

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Operation to educate students about the use of drugs

25th September 2018

A series of operations have been carried out to educate college students about the supply and use of drugs.

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Arrest made after man is injured in Chester-le-Street assault

24th September 2018

POLICE are currently investigating a serious assault which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in Chester-le-Street.

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Jail for burglar who broke into dead man's home

24th September 2018

​A THREE-STRIKE burglar who broke into the home of a man who had recently died has been jailed for more than two years.

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Arrests in crackdown on illegal money lending

24th September 2018

OFFICERS are highlighting the harm caused by loan sharks and illegal lending with a week of action to tackle money problems.

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Family and detectives hoping for breakthrough in murder case

21st September 2018

THE family of a man murdered 24-years-ago have offered a £50,000 reward to anyone who can help bring those responsible to justice.

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Arrests following investigation into suspected MOT fraud

21st September 2018

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud following an investigation into the suspected supply of fraudulent MOT certificates.

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Family pays tribute to man who was "loved by everyone"

20th September 2018

​THE family of a man who died in hospital after an incident in Newton Aycliffe have described him as their “best friend” who was “loved by everyone.”

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Burglary victim, six, to help young victims of crime by giving them donated gadgets

18th September 2018

​A LITTLE boy whose home was broken into by a burglar is hoping to bring a smile to other young victims of crime by giving them donated gadgets.

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Two men arrested following Peterlee burglary

18th September 2018

The men, aged 18 and 20, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following an incident at Helford Close at about 7.30am today.

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