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Durham cadets recruitment begins

27th May 2016

​Durham Constabulary is looking to swell its ranks – with teenagers.

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Durham to recruit 160 cops

27th May 2016

Recruitment will open on Friday, July, 8 with applications packs available to download from 9.30am.

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Father of two named as crash victim

26th May 2016

Police are now in a position to name a man who died following a collision on Ebchester bank on Sunday, May 22.

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Woman's death sparks investigation

26th May 2016

​An investigation has been launched into the death of a woman who was found unconscious in a house in No Place.

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Driver dies in hospital after Consett Crash

25th May 2016

A man from Consett has died from the injuries he sustained after his car collided with a stone wall in Ebchester on Sunday.

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Man charged after stabbing in Shildon

25th May 2016

Police have charged a 49-year-old man in connection with an incident in Shildon which left another man with several stab wounds

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The sky’s the limit for the Durham Mini Police

24th May 2016

Our new recruits from the mini police had a special visit today, as the police helicopter took its second stop on a tour of local primary schools.

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Attempted armed robbery

23rd May 2016

​A man armed with a hammer threatened staff in an attempted robbery of a newsagents in Newton Aycliffe. Police are appealing for information.

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Footage shows dangers of driver distraction

23rd May 2016

Police have released film of a crash on the A19 last March to highlight the dangers of driving while distracted

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New website launched to help victims

20th May 2016

A new website to assist victims of crime and anti-social behaviour has been launched by the Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner

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Hero cop up for award after tackling armed robber

19th May 2016

An off-duty officer who wrestled an armed robber to the ground has been nominated for the National Police Bravery Awards

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New warning over 'computer problems' cold calls

19th May 2016

Detectives are warning that conmen making cold calls and claiming to be from Talk Talk or Microsoft are still targeting north east victims

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Forces join up to tackle rural crime

18th May 2016

Police forces across the north joined together in an operation last night aimed at tackling rural crime and travelling criminals

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Police and Fire services to develop shared working

18th May 2016

The police and fire services serving County Durham and Darlington have pledged to develop more ways of working together

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Police seek spray paint vandal

17th May 2016

Police in Spennymoor are seeking help from local people to identify a vandal who has been at work with a can of spray paint

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Call handler turns crime writer

17th May 2016

A NEW chapter has opened in the life of a Durham call handler turned crime writer.

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Tributes to driver who died in Burnhope crash

16th May 2016

A local businessman and father of three died when the car he was driving left the road and crashed in Burnhope on Saturday morning

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

16th May 2016

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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Praise for public response to appeal

16th May 2016

POLICE wish to say a big thank you for the public response following a sex assault on a schoolgirl.

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Alcohol seizure in Consett

16th May 2016

Officers from Consett's neighbourhood team and the force's licensing unit responded to reports of anti-social behavior and underage drinking in two areas in Consett on Saturday (May, 14) night.

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Joint action sees illegal tobacco seized

13th May 2016

Three people were arrested and more than 50,000 suspect illegal cigarettes worth over £10,000 seized in raids in County Durham

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Pedestrian hit by car in Darlington

13th May 2016

​A PEDESTRIAN is in a serious condition after been hit by a car in Darlington

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A19 blocked for hours after fatal collision

12th May 2016

One side of the A19 in County Durham was closed to traffic for almost four hours after a collision in which a man from Teesside sadly died

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Mini Police on patrol to catch problem parkers

12th May 2016

Durham's mini police officers have been deployed in the Stanley area to help tackle a serious parking problem

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Over 400 speeding drivers caught in crackdown

11th May 2016

A week-long campaign across Cleveland and Durham saw more than 400 speeding drivers caught on camera

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Charity boxes stolen

11th May 2016

Cancer charity collection boxes have been stolen in Bishop Auckland.

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Fugitive being brought back to UK

10th May 2016

Kole Lulgjuraj,suspected of fleecing elderly people out of their life savings to fund a luxury lifestyle is to be arrested in the USA and brought back to the UK

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Girl, 14, sexually assaulted

9th May 2016

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a 14 year-old girl near to Genesis Way, Consett.

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Planning for horse fair under way

9th May 2016

Durham County Council, the police and other agencies are making detailed preparations for next month's Appleby Horse Fair

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Darlington award winners

9th May 2016

​Members of the neighbourhood policing team attended the Best Of Darlington Awards on Friday night to celebrate the achievements of people working to make Darlington a better place.

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Appeal after attempted knifepoint robbery

7th May 2016

A shop owner forced a would-be robber to flee empty-handed after he tried to hold up a convenience store in Chester-le-Street

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Our Marathon men

5th May 2016

​A Durham police officer who suffered from cancer, has completed an ultra-marathon.

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Bid to sign up 'heroes'

5th May 2016

Members of the public are being urged to sign up to a service that could save a child’s life.

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Behind Bars - Daniel Calvert and Sean Oliver

5th May 2016

Two brothers have been given lengthy jail sentences for breaking into the home of a young mum in Shildon and threatening to blind her with ammonia

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Have you seen this motorbike on the roads?

4th May 2016

A brand new motorbike was stolen earlier this week from the rear yard of a house in Spennymoor

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Force hosts training course for police chaplains

3rd May 2016

Recently-appointed police chaplains from a number of forces have been to Durham to begin training for their new role

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Good Samaritan sought

3rd May 2016

A good Samaritan who came to the aid of an injured man is being sought by police.

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Meet the Interceptors!

30th April 2016

Durham city centre was packed today with fans of the 'Police Interceptors' tv show coming out to meet their favourites

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