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Man dies after his car crashes on A689

9th December 2016

A man has died after his car left the road and crashed late last night near Wolsingham

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Wolsingham crash victim named

9th December 2016

Twenty-one year-old Dean Iley from Wolsingham died after his Renault Clio left the road near to the Harperley Hall roundabout.

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Darlington murder investigation - woman charged

8th December 2016

A woman is to appear at court this morning charged with murder, after an incident earlier this week in Darlington.

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Arrests made as part of #festivefear campaign

8th December 2016

A major police operation across rural areas yesterday saw police and volunteers working together to combat countryside crime

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Force gets 'good' rating from police watchdog

8th December 2016

The body which inspects the police service has given a Durham a 'good' rating in its latest report

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Interceptors get in the festive spirit

5th December 2016

Some of our police interceptors were at Durham's Christmas festival on Saturday.

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Awards for bike theft innovators

2nd December 2016

Two officers who have pioneered a scheme to cut the number of bicycle thefts have been honoured for their work

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Police launch Xmas drink-drive campaign

1st December 2016

Police across Durham and Cleveland are reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they have been drinking the night before

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Interceptors join campaign for Kieran

30th November 2016

The Police Interceptors were out in force in Heighington last night as a community brought Christmas forward for inspirational young man Kieran Maxwell.

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Contact us about the Herbert Protocol

30th November 2016

THE Herbert Protocol is a new scheme being introduced by Durham Constabulary.

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Teen hurt by off-road bike which failed to stop

29th November 2016

A 13-year-old boy was knocked off his pedal cycle by an off-road biker who failed to stop at the scene

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Chester-le-Street death not suspicious

29th November 2016

​The death of a man whose body was found in Chester-le-Street yesterday morning is being treated as non-suspicious.

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Family's tribute to road crash victim

29th November 2016

The family of a Darlington woman, who died in a road accident at the weekend have today paid a moving tribute to her

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Road policing operation targets foreign crime gangs

29th November 2016

Officers across Cleveland and Durham checked more than 100 foreign-registered vehicles as part of a nationwide operation

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Woman dies after road collision near Darlington

28th November 2016

A two-vehicle collision on the outskirts of Darlington on Saturday night has resulted in the death of a passenger

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Police appeal after arson attacks

25th November 2016

An arson attack in Bishop Auckland destroyed a shed and threatened the safety of animals kept in a stable

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Warning over 'Met Police' email

24th November 2016

Members of the public are being warned to beware of an email claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police offering crime prevention advice

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Crackdown on shoplifters begins in Bishop Auckland

24th November 2016

Police and retailers in Bishop Auckland are looking to drive festive shoplifters away from the town

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Bus driver charged after fatal accident

24th November 2016

A bus driver has been charged with two offences in relation to a fatal collision in Darlington this summer

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Police warn 'yobs' enough is enough

23rd November 2016

DESTRUCTIVE and mindless yobs who are making residents’ lives a misery are being warned ‘enough is enough’.

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Students join police in 'Hawkeye' operation

23rd November 2016

A local college joined forces with police in the east Durham area to warn motorists not to leave valuables on display in their cars

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Van damaged in suspected arson

22nd November 2016

A van has been left badly damaged after a suspected arson in Sherburn Village. Police are appealing for information.

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Fatal collision victim named

21st November 2016

Police have named a pedestrian who died following a collision on the A1(M) in the early hours of Saturday, November 19.

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Behind Bars - Kerry Richardson

21st November 2016

A woman from Chester-le-Street has been sent to jail for six years after she attacked her partner

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Launch of scheme to protect the vulnerable

18th November 2016

The Herbert Protocol is a new scheme being introduced by Durham Constabulary.

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Driver left shaken following attempted car jacking

18th November 2016

The man's car, an Audi A3, was parked in Chester-le-Street when he was approached by another man who allegedly attempted to steal it.

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Police and retailers crack down on shoplifters

17th November 2016

Police in Durham have joined forces with local retailers to tackle the Christmas shop thieves

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Masked armed robber targets Darlington store

16th November 2016

A man armed with a knife has robbed a newsagents in Darlington. Officers have released CCTV images with an appeal for information.

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Drink drive workshop for North East businesses

15th November 2016

More than 50 health advocates from over 30 North-East businesses took part in a drink and drug drive awareness workshop at Durham Constabulary today.

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Copper thief may have been left seriously injured

14th November 2016

The person responsible for the attempted theft of copper piping from a retail unit in Darlington may have suffered significant injuries during the break-in, and officers are urging them to come forward.

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Behind Bars - Kevin Brodie

14th November 2016

A prolific offender has been put in jail for 10 years after members of the public helped catch him in the act

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Don't use your mobile phone while driving

14th November 2016

That's the message from road policing officers as they begin a week-long crackdown across the north east

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Magician left distraught by birthday drunk

11th November 2016

A veteran magician has been reunited with one of his props which a drunken reveller had thrown into the River Wear

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