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Sherburn Village blaze 'was accidental'

30th March 2015

A fire which badly damaged several houses in Sherburn Village three weeks ago was not started deliberately, an investigation has found

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Police appeal after A167 crash

30th March 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after a two-vehicle crash in Newton Aycliffe on Friday night left a man seriously injured in hospital

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Bishop Auckland assault

30th March 2015

A man was left shaken after an unprovoked attack by occupants of a passing car while he was walking home from a night out.

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Seatbelt crackdown finds 30 at risk

27th March 2015

A police crackdown across Cleveland and Durham found 30 people not wearing a seatbelt - including a girl aged just four

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Police launch motorcycle safety campaign

27th March 2015

Police across Durham and Cleveland are urging motorcyclists to make sure their machines are in top condition for summer riding

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Safer Homes scheme seeks volunteers

27th March 2015

Volunteers working for organisations across County Durham are being sought to spread information about the help available through the Safer Homes project.

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Force appoints new deputy chief

27th March 2015

Met commander Steve Watson, 46 is to become Durham's new deputy chief constable later this summer

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More police to be issued with Tasers

26th March 2015

More police officers in County Durham and Darlington are to be issued with Tasers in a bid to improve officer safety

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Annfield Plain school fire suspects located

25th March 2015

​Four youths who were seen near the scene of a fire at a primary school in Annfield Plain near Stanley at the weekend have been traced by police.

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Safer homes week launches

24th March 2015

A week of action, led by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, to help people feel safer in their homes and communities will begin on Monday 23 March.

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Long-serving staff member retires

24th March 2015

One of our longest serving members of staff, who started his career with Durham Constabulary in 1968, retires today after 46 years of service.

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School fire suspects sought

23rd March 2015

Four youngsters who were seen near to the location of a suspected arson​ at a school are being sought.

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Durham to purchase more tags for offenders

20th March 2015

Durham is to purchase almost 100 extra electronic monitoring tags for criminals after a successful pilot scheme

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More officers to wear body cameras

20th March 2015

All Durham Constabulary's frontline police officers are to wear personal issue body-worn video cameras

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Syria - national campaign launched

19th March 2015

Police have launched the next phase of a counter terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies

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North East PCCs back campaign to end abuse

18th March 2015

North East Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are backing a national campaign to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

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Appeals after weekend crashes

18th March 2015

Several people were hurt, one of them critically after a series of road collisions on Sunday morning in County Durham

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Durham Constabulary looks to 'evolve'

17th March 2015

Durham Constabulary has today announced the start of the Evolve Programme – a three-way collaboration with Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police.

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Bail date extended

17th March 2015

Police have extended the bail date of a 27-year-old man, arrested on 2 March at his home address in Castle Eden on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

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Helping hands keep youngsters safe

16th March 2015

Let’s join hands to stop child sexual exploitation; that’s the message the public are being asked this week as agencies unite in a bid to stop young people becoming victims of sexual predators.

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Bar managers get safety training

12th March 2015

Dozens of pub and bar owners, managers and door staff have attended a bespoke training course in Durham organised by the City Safety Group

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Major training exercise for search and rescue

10th March 2015

Search and rescue volunteers in the north east have just completed a major training exercise

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Man charged with Peterlee bank robbery

9th March 2015

Hugh Lawson Gallon has appeared at court today charged with a robbery at a bank in Peterlee on Saturday lunchtime.

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Dead drunk in Darlington

6th March 2015

Police are urging partygoers and revellers in Darlington to make sure they don't become a 'dead drunk' pedestrian

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Force backs health call on alcohol duty

6th March 2015

The force is backing a call from health experts and alcohol awareness bodies for the duty on drink not to be lowered in the next budget

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No excuses for not wearing seatbelt

6th March 2015

Police are warning drivers and passengers they will accept no excuses for not wearing a seatbelt

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Businesses urged to back domestic abuse drive

4th March 2015

Police are urging local firms to back a new campaign offering support to staff who may be victims of domestic abuse

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Warning to householders

3rd March 2015

Avoid being an easy target; that is the message that police are issuing following a burglary where access was gained through an unlocked patio door.

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Durham City assault

3rd March 2015

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault that left the victim with injuries so serious they required plastic surgery.

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Man arrested under new drug drive laws

3rd March 2015

Road policing crews from the joint Cleveland and Durham operations unit have made one of the first arrests for drug-driving under new laws introduced just this week

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Legal guidance

3rd March 2015

Anyone who identifies someone who may or may not be a victim of a sexual offence is committing a criminal act, Durham Constabulary has reiterated.

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Relentless targets prolific criminals

3rd March 2015

Police across north west Durham have been putting the squeeze on local burglars, drug dealers and shoplifters

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Chief pens open letter on social media

2nd March 2015

Chief Constable Mike Barton has penned an open letter about police resources being used to deal with harassment and abuse through social media.

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Guarding against cyber crime

2nd March 2015

The NCA and police, together with a range of partners from across industry and the public sector, are this week carrying out a range of activity to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime.

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River fall student to meet his rescuers

2nd March 2015

A student who fell into the River Wear in January is to be reunited with his rescuers

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Lambing Season

1st March 2015

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