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Fraudster jailed for seven years for £8million investment con

18th July 2018

​A FRAUDSTER who played a key role in a multi-million pound con which duped investors out of nearly £8million has been jailed for seven years.

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Police concern for welfare of man seen with blood on wrists

18th July 2018

Concerns have been raised by a member of the public who saw the man at Burnip Road, Murton at about 8.30am today.

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“He will live forever in our hearts” say the family of a boy who died in a collision

16th July 2018

​“He will live forever in our hearts” say the family of a boy who tragically died after being struck by a van.

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Biker cops gear up for BikeWise

16th July 2018

​DURHAM’S biker cops are gearing up for one of the North-East’s biggest family fun days.

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Missing teenager found safe and well

16th July 2018

We’re pleased to report that 15-year-old Alzebeta Daniella Kapurova has been found safe and well.

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Police praise for crowds at annual Durham Miners' Gala

14th July 2018

​POLICE have thanked the tens of thousands of people who attended today’s Durham Miners’ Gala after the annual event passed off without incident.

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Young people warned not to drink by rivers

13th July 2018

The warning is being issued by Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary and a local angling club on the back of an incident in Chester-le-Street

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Human skull found in Darlington dates back to Iron Age, police confirm

13th July 2018

HUMAN remains found in the garden of a property in Darlington date back to the Iron Age, police can confirm.

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Police Minister hosts bravery awards reception at no10

13th July 2018

Courageous officers from England and Wales praised for commitment to duty.

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Grand opening of Peterlee Community Garden

13th July 2018

​Land damaged by anti-social behaviour has been turned into a blossoming community garden in Woodhouse Park, Peterlee.

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Police prepare for busy weekend across County Durham and Darlington

13th July 2018

​POLICE are preparing for a busy weekend as a number of events get underway across the county.

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Tributes paid to Stanley man who died following collision

13th July 2018

​THE family of a man who tragically died following a collision with a car have paid tribute to him.

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A 'thank you' to fans following trouble-free World Cup semi-final

12th July 2018

​POLICE have thanked football fans after England’s devastating World Cup defeat passed without trouble.

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Training agreement with Bahrain

11th July 2018

DURHAM Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner and Durham Constabulary have this week signed an Agreement with the Ministry of the Interior in Bahrain to deliver training in forensics to the Bahraini Police Force.

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Street wardens injured: police appeal for information

10th July 2018

TWO council wardens were injured when their van windows were smashed during a disturbance.

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Appeal following Land Rover theft

9th July 2018

​DETECTIVES are appealing for information following the theft of a Land Rover.

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Witness appeal after car collides with tree

9th July 2018

​POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with a tree.

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Police investigate suspected arson following allotment fire

9th July 2018

​Police are investigating a suspected arson following a fire at an allotment in Catchgate.

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Football fans urged to enjoy Wednesday's semi-final safely and responsibly

9th July 2018

AS THE World Cup semi-final approaches, police are urging fans to enjoy the game safely and responsibly.

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Police Interceptors tackle charity Zumbathon in memory of teenage boy

9th July 2018

​Police Interceptors kitted out in florescent sweatbands tackled a charity Zumbathon in memory of a teenage boy.

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Discarded receipt helps Durham officers catch naked runner

6th July 2018

​A NAKED runner who targeted dozens of young women has been caught after determined beat officers used a discarded shopping receipt to track him down.

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Road closures announced for Durham Miners' Gala

4th July 2018

MOTORISTS are being urged to keep the roads clear for this year's Durham Miners’ Gala or risk having their vehicles towed away.

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Police Interceptors will take part in 'Zumbathon' in memory of 15-year-old boy

3rd July 2018

​POLICE Interceptors will take part in a marathon charity Zumba class in memory of a 15-year-old boy.

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Fraudsters who scammed victims countrywide handed jail time.

2nd July 2018

Fabian Mara, 23 of Coventry and Kyle Jenkins, 22, of Blackpool were sentenced to 4 years and 8 months each at St Albans Crown Court last week.

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Two arrested for drink driving in Bishop Auckland

2nd July 2018

​TWO people were arrested for being over the drink-drive limit in Bishop Auckland this morning (July 2).

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Third man dies of suspected drug overdose

2nd July 2018

​A THIRD man has died after taking a suspested drug overdose in Darlington.

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Drug warning issued by police after two deaths in Darlington

1st July 2018

TWO people have died and a third is critically ill in hospital in suspected drug related incidents over the weekend.

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

29th June 2018

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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Operation Seabrook: Former prison officers deny abuse

29th June 2018

​SEVEN former prison officers have denied abusing young men at a former detention centre.

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Vandalism at graveyard in Meadowfield was unintentional

29th June 2018

On the night of April 19 this year, several graves at Meadowfield Cemetery, near Durham, were damaged by a car.

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Darlington man jailed after admitting non-recent abuse

28th June 2018

​A MAN who abused an underage girl in the 1970s and 80s has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

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Man shot by police pleads guilty to possession of a firearm

28th June 2018

​A MAN who was shot by armed police has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm.

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Officers and staff take part in the 5th annual 'Mile With a Smile'

27th June 2018

Around 100 officers and staff swapped their workwear for sportswear and participated in ‘Mile With a Smile’ to raise funds for charity this afternoon.

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Appeal after taxi badly damaged by quadbikers and off road motorcyclists

26th June 2018

​POLICE are appealing for information after a taxi was badly damaged by quadbike and off road motorcycle riders in Darlington.

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Force bids a fond farewell to senior officer

25th June 2018

DURHAM Constabulary is preparing to say farewell to one of the force’s most senior officers, who is leaving to take up her first executive post.

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Student left with head and neck injuries after attack on a night out

25th June 2018

Police are now appealing for help to trace the group of young women involved in the attack in Chester-le-Street.

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A day in the life of… A Police Search Advisor

22nd June 2018

A loved one is missing. A 101 call is made from a concerned family member or friend which comes into the Force Control Room.

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