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A joint police and fire investigation is launched into the cause of a house fire

20th February 2018

​A joint police and fire investigation has been launched into the cause of a house fire in Darlington.

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Two men charged following a four-hour rooftop disturbance

20th February 2018

​TWO men have been charged following a four-hour rooftop disturbance in County Durham.

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Man arrested following knifepoint robbery

19th February 2018

​A MAN has been arrested following a robbery at a convenience store.

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Police appeal after a man was attacked in an alleyway

19th February 2018

The assault happened at around 11.30pm on Saturday, February 17 next to the High Crown Pub in Chester-Le-Street.

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Man charged following armed robbery at Post Office

19th February 2018

​A MAN has been charged following an armed robbery at a Post Office.

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Prince Charles receives warm welcome

16th February 2018

​Police officers, young and old, were honoured to escort His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales during a day-long visit to Durham.

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Post Office targeted in robbery

16th February 2018

​A POST office has been targeted in a robbery.

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Man arrested after Class A drugs found at property

15th February 2018

A MAN has been arrested after two ounces of Class A drugs were found at a property in West Cornforth.

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Update on Darlington cash machine explosion

15th February 2018

​TWO men have been arrested in connection with a cash machine explosion in Darlington.

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Durham rated Good for recording crime by watchdog

15th February 2018

VICTIMS of crime can have confidence that Durham Constabulary will take their report seriously, independent inspectors have concluded.

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Further appeal for witnesses a week after tragedy

14th February 2018

A WEEK after the death of a Durham University student outside a nightclub, a website has been activated for witnesses to upload mobile phone footage of the moments leading up to the tragedy.

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Residents face a stark choice between cops or a copse

14th February 2018

​Residents of Barnard Castle face a stark choice between cops and a copse, Durham’s Chief Constable has warned.

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Thieves blow up cash machine in Darlington

14th February 2018

​A CASH machine has been blown up in Darlington.

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Dangerous goods vehicle operation stops 82 drivers in Cleveland and Durham

13th February 2018

​An operation aimed at vehicles carrying dangerous goods saw officers stop more than 80 vehicles on the strategic road networks around Cleveland and Durham.

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Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by a car

13th February 2018

​A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car.

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Appeal following two vehicle collision

13th February 2018

​POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle collision.

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Appeal for witnesses after car overturns

12th February 2018

​POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a one-vehicle collision.

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We are joining other forces in support of the message #StopKnifeCrime

12th February 2018

Operation Sceptre is a national week of action (February 12-16) against knife crime and aims to highlight the risks that carrying a bladed weapon can bring, as well as targeting offenders who use and carry knives.

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Man in court following Darlington robberies

12th February 2018

​A MAN has appeared at court in connection with two knifepoint robberies in Darlington.

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Devastated parents pay tribute to Durham student Olivia Burt

12th February 2018

THE parents of a university student who died in an incident outside a nightclub in Durham last week say they are “totally devastated and heartbroken” by the loss of their “beautiful daughter”.

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Family-run drinks firm 'devastated' after break in

9th February 2018

​THE managing director of a family-run business has spoken of his devastation after thieves broke in and stole a five-figure sum of money.

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Chief Constable: “We’re not going soft on drugs, we’re going sensible"

9th February 2018

LAST weekend’s Mail on Sunday criticised Durham Constabulary over our policy on possession of cannabis. In an open letter to the newspaper, Chief Constable Mike Barton replies that what is needed is a sensible approach to drugs.

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Police investigate death of university student

8th February 2018

​OFFICERS are investigating the death of a student.

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Police confirm name of student who died following incident in Durham

8th February 2018

​A STUDENT who tragically died following an incident in Durham last night has been named.

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Hunt to trace man in connection with murder inquiry

8th February 2018

​DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a County Durham man have warned that anyone shielding a suspect is putting themselves at risk of prison.

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Disqualified driver arrested as part of #OpDragoon

7th February 2018

A disqualified driver was arrested after we received information that the male was regularly driving a red Citroen C5.

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Almost 30 drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel

6th February 2018

Twenty eight drivers were caught using their mobile phones behind the wheel during the latest police crackdown.

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Police support Safer Internet Day

5th February 2018

​A CAMPAIGN to keep users safe on the internet is being supported by Durham Constabulary.

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Tributes paid to Ferryhill teenager who died following fatal collision

4th February 2018

THE family of a teenager who died in a collision have paid tribute to her, describing her as a ‘much-loved daughter and granddaughter who will be sadly missed by everyone.’

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Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision

3rd February 2018

​OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision.

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Burglary at elderly couple's home - men arrested

2nd February 2018

​TWO men have been arrested following the burglary of an elderly couple’s home.

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Robbery at vulnerable man's home - CCTV released

1st February 2018

POLICE investigating a robbery at a vulnerable man's home have released CCTV images of two suspects they want to identify.

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Second man in court following Spennymoor robbery

1st February 2018

​A SECOND man has appeared at court following a robbery at a Spennymoor jewellers.

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Teen arrested after rooftop stand-off in Seaham

1st February 2018

​Durham Constabulary were called to reports of a 16-year-old male who had climbed on tothe roof of a house in Ryton Crescent, Seaham.

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Appeal after man stabbed in Brandon

31st January 2018

​POLICE are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Durham.

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Man at crown court charged with murder

29th January 2018

​A MAN has appeared at crown court charged with murder.

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Force launches Police Community Support Volunteer scheme

29th January 2018

​A BRAND new volunteering scheme is being launched by Durham Constabulary.

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Man charged following robbery at Spennymoor jewellers

28th January 2018

​A MAN has been charged following a robbery at a Spennymoor jewellers.

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Man charged with murder of Michael Price

27th January 2018

​A MAN has been charged with the murder of Michael Price.

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Man in court charged with murder of Michael Price

27th January 2018

​A MAN has appeared at court charged with the murder of Michael Price.

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Takeaways targeted in joint operation

26th January 2018

​Seven takeaways have been visited by authorities in a joint operation tonight.

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Two masked robbers target Spennymoor jewellers

26th January 2018

Two-masked robbers have targeted a Spennymoor jewellers.

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Murder inquiry launched as man dies 11 days after assault

25th January 2018

​DETECTIVES have launched a murder inquiry after a County Durham man died in hospital 11 days after being seriously injured in an assault.

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Had a phone call from ‘HMRC’ asking you to buy iTunes vouchers?

25th January 2018

Trading Standards are warning people of a bogus phone call where fraudsters contact victims claiming to be from HMRC.

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Latest #OpDragoon results are in

24th January 2018

Some updates from our road policing unit.

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Hunt to trace man wanted on recall to prison

24th January 2018

​POLICE are hunting a man who has been recalled to prison.

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New CCTV system saves time and money

24th January 2018

Time and money is being saved thanks to a new system which gives police quicker access to CCTV, speeding up investigations.

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Cyber security to come under spotlight

22nd January 2018

​CYBER security is to come under the spotlight as police demonstrate a live hack to encourage businesses to protect themselves.

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Police investigate "lost" graffiti in Durham

22nd January 2018

​Durham Constabulary have received a number of reports over recent weeks of criminal damage occurring in Durham City Centre, Claypath & Gilesgate.

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