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Two in court following Darlington courier fraud

23rd September 2020

Two people have appeared at court after an elderly man was conned into handing over more than £100,000.

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Appeal after elderly pedestrian struck by car in Darlington

21st September 2020

The pedestrian was walking behind a small, dark silver car - possibly a Toyota Aygo - that was parked in a disabled bay, which then reversed, knocking the woman over.

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New Covid-19 restrictions for County Durham

18th September 2020

​The new local regulations effective from 18 September 2020 are in addition to the national regulations announced earlier in the week.

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Elderly men conned out of thousands of pounds by fraudsters

18th September 2020

The two victims, who are in their late sixties and eighties, each handed over around £20,000 to the conmen.

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It's business as usual for Durhams Public Protection unit

16th September 2020

“In the past few months the team have continued to supervise these offenders and several arrests have had to be made in order to preserve public safety.

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A man has died following a collision in Wolsingham on Saturday

14th September 2020

Tributes have been paid to the 65-year-old.

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Partnership working has stopped fraud victims being defrauded

10th September 2020

An innovative scheme devised has stopped vulnerable people handing over more than £700,000 of their hard-earned cash to unscrupulous scammers

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Did you witness an assault in Crook on Friday afternoon?

8th September 2020

​Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted and had her handbag stolen.

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Operation Cobra launched

7th September 2020

A new police operation has been launched in the Dales to deter thieves.

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Witness appeal after moped rider suffers critical injuries

7th September 2020

A MOPED rider has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after coming off his vehicle.

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Second person dies after Horden collision

4th September 2020

​Police can now confirm that a second person has tragically died following a serious collision on Wednesday (September 2).

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Jail for burglar who crashed stolen car into lamppost

4th September 2020

John Kirk broke into a house on Stooperdale Avenue, in Darlington, on the night of July 28 and stole the keys to a Ford Mondeo.

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Rural criminals warned to stay out of County Durham and Darlington

4th September 2020

​Police are warning rural criminals to stay out of Darlington and County Durham as officers begin specific rural patrols in high crime areas.

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Chief Constable's Commendation for volunteer of 37 years

3rd September 2020

​A man who has dedicated almost four decades of his life to improving relations between minority groups and the police has been honoured with a commendation.

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Three-year-old girl dies following Horden collision

3rd September 2020

​A three-year-old girl has tragically died following a collision yesterday. The incident happened at about 2.30pm on the Coast Road, in Horden.

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Assaults on Durham officers increased during lockdown

2nd September 2020

Durham Constabulary recorded 228 assaults on officers and staff between March and July this year – an increase of 26% when compared with the same period last year.

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£800,000 to be spent on reducing burglary in County Durham and Darlington

28th August 2020

​Locks and lights will be fitted to hundreds of homes in County Durham and Darlington as part of an £800,000 scheme to reduce burglary and improve community safety.

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£96,000 worth of drugs seized in Darlington

26th August 2020

​​Over the past week, we have seized around £96,000 worth of Class B drugs from properties in Darlington.

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Detectives issue fresh appeal following Ouston assault

25th August 2020

Just before midnight on Sunday, August 16th, a woman in her 30s was assaulted near The Cherry Tree pub, at a grassed area between Bradley Close and Walden Close.

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