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Police thank public for their support during coronavirus pandemic

3rd April 2020

​We would like to thank each and every one of you for your ongoing support and cooperation as we continue to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Drivers are being urged to slow down

3rd April 2020

​Drivers are being urged to curb their speed as coronavirus measures have led to more people walking on the roads.

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Man charged after claiming lockdown "did not apply to him"

31st March 2020

​A man who claimed the lockdown did not apply to him found himself locked up instead.

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“Don’t let your guard down, don’t let them succeed”

31st March 2020

That’s the message from one of the region’s top officers as he urges the public to take an active role in defeating the despicable criminals trying to exploit people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thank you for staying at home

30th March 2020

We would like to say a big thank you to you all for your support in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Warning following social media scam

30th March 2020

​We have been made aware of an advert circulating on Facebook with details of how people can claim money while waiting for their benefits.

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COVID-19: Front counter closures

25th March 2020

​Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are closing a number of front counter facilities until further notice.

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Police appeal following robbery at cashpoint in Darlington

24th March 2020

Witnesses are asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101.

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COVID-19: A message from Chief Constable Jo Farrell and PCVC Steve White

24th March 2020

So far, the overwhelming majority of the people of County Durham and Darlington have supported efforts to fight the virus in this unprecedented emergency and we thank you for your continued assistance.

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Three arrested after cannabis grow found in Chester-le-Street

23rd March 2020

While on routine patrol on Saturday afternoon, officers noticed a pungent smell coming from a disused building on Front Street, in Chester-le-Street.They forced entry and discovered more than 500 cannabis plants.

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Christopher Ritchie murder: Man appears at court

23rd March 2020

Jonathon Morgan, of Allergate, Durham, appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court today charged with murder.

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Man charged with murder of Christopher Richie

22nd March 2020

​Detectives investigating the death of Christopher Richie have tonight charged a man with murder.

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A message from Ch Supt Curtis on the impact of Covid-19

20th March 2020

Chief Superintendent Chris Curtis said: “Durham Constabulary has taken all necessary steps to ensure we can continue to protect the public and uphold the service that keeps the public safe every day.

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Durham City murder: Family pays heartfelt tribute

20th March 2020

​“Our hearts are completely broken. Life will never be the same again.” Those are the words of the mother of Christopher Ritchie, who died after he was stabbed in Mitchell Street just before 8.30am yesterday.

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Man jailed for 13 years for 'frenzied' attack

19th March 2020

The victim was asleep in a house in Langley Park when Jamie Smith burst in in the early hours of the morning and began attacking him with a bread knife and a pizza cutter.

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Durham City murder victim named by police

19th March 2020

Formal identification has yet to take place, but police believe the man to be 41-year-old Christopher Ritchie.

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Murder investigation launched after man dies in Durham

19th March 2020

Officers were called at 8.30am following reports that a 41-year-old man had been found with what are believed to be stab wounds in Mitchell Street.

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Man jailed for bringing Class A drugs into County Durham

17th March 2020

John Collard was found to be carrying a quantity of cocaine when he was pulled over by officers in Chester-le-Street in January last year.

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Teenager found illegally working in Bishop Auckland car wash

13th March 2020

The 15-year-old foreign national was found to be working illegally at Soapy Car Wash, in Bishop Auckland, along with another illegal worker. The boy is now being safeguarded by the appropriate authorities.

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Standing Up For Hanging Up campaign to launch

13th March 2020

Do people who use their phone while driving drive you round the bend?

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Officers hope for an enjoyable fun fair as it lands in Bishop Auckland

12th March 2020

Last year, officers were forced to shut down the fair following a spate of anti-social behaviour incidents.

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A friendship like no other...

11th March 2020

​Meet Buddy, our new police dog recruit who has made a strong bond with his handler, PC Jackson.

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E-fit released after woman assaulted near Stanley

8th March 2020

At around 6.05pm on Saturday, the woman was walking her dog in Harperley Woods, near Harperley Hall, when she was approached by a man who pushed her and then attempted to assault her.

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Motorcyclist critically-ill in hospital after crash in Dawdon

6th March 2020

A MOTORCYCLIST is critically ill in hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a crash yesterday lunchtime.

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