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Appeal following knifepoint robbery

21st May 2018

​POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a knifepoint robbery in Darlington.

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Officers investigating a robbery at Bishop are appealing for the public’s help

18th May 2018

​The incident is believed to have happened at around 10.20am this morning (May 17) at Natwest Bank in Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland.

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Taxi driver robbed and punched after picking up fare

17th May 2018

A taxi driver was robbed and punched after he picked up a fare in Horden.

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Life as a Control Room Inspector...

16th May 2018

​From firearms tactics to granting authority for high-speed pursuits, life as a Control Room Inspector is always busy.

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Skull found in Darlington believed to be ancient

16th May 2018

​POLICE investigating the discovery a human skull in the garden of a property in Darlington believe the remains to be ancient.

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Police officer receives 10th 'Wow! Award' for excellent customer service

16th May 2018

​A police officer has received his 10th ‘Wow! Award’ for excellent customer service.

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Young Interceptors fan given a day to remember

15th May 2018

Farren, 4-years-old from County Durham who was diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia at just 3 days old was invited to celebrate his 5th Birthday with some of his much-loved heroes.

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Sedgefield antisocial behaviour operation hailed a success

15th May 2018

​TWO nights of activity targeting alcohol abuse and drink-fuelled antisocial behaviour are being hailed a success.

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Pensioner hails return of stolen purse "a miracle"

15th May 2018

Audrey Chapman’s purse contained precious photographs of her late husband and daughter when it was taken from her handbag while she was shopping in Aldi, Newton Aycliffe, in October last year.

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We want to make Durham City 'Dementia Friendly'

14th May 2018

A new steer group has been formed with representatives from organistions across County Durham, in a bid to make the county more accessible for those living with Dementia.

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Ten 'young heroes' honoured at awards night

14th May 2018

​Ten inspirational youngsters were honoured at an awards evening on Friday.

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Challenge is planned to "incomprehensible decision"

11th May 2018

DURHAM’S chief constable says he plans to legally challenge an “incomprehensible decision” to declare the grounds of a former police station as a village green.

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Police name mother who died after being struck by car

10th May 2018

A WOMAN who tragically died after she was struck by a car has been named as Shantelle Kirkup from Northallerton, in North Yorkshire.

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Warning to parents after officers assaulted by teenager

9th May 2018

​‘DO YOU know where your children are at night?’ That’s the question being asked of parents after two police officers were assaulted by a teenager in Sedgefield last week.

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Multi-agency visit takes place at travellers' site in Darlington

9th May 2018

Durham Constabulary, Durham County Council, Trading Standards, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue and Npower attended the site at Honeypot Lane.

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Three arrests at opencast site

8th May 2018

THREE people were arrested today as part of an ongoing police operation at the site of an opencast mine, near Dipton.

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Did you witness an assault in Durham City at the weekend?

8th May 2018

Police are appealing for anyone who videoed an assault on Saddler Street, Durham, on Sunday.

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Woman dies after being struck by car in Darlington

7th May 2018

​A WOMAN has died and her four-year-old son is in hospital with serious injuries after they were struck by a car.

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Inspirational 'Young Heroes' to be honoured at awards night

4th May 2018

​Inspirational young people will be honoured at an awards evening to be held next week. ✨

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PCSO nominated for Wow! Award after work to tackle anti-social behaviour

4th May 2018

PCSO James Sewell has received a Wow! Award after a nomination from a member of the public.

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Police host free self-defence class for women in Darlington

4th May 2018

​A POLICE officer and martial arts expert is hosting a free self-defence class for women in Darlington.

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Pioneering course helps Darlington pupils change gear

4th May 2018

We are proud to have been part of the ‘Back on Track’ programme which uses motorbikes to re-engage disaffected pupils 🏍️👍

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Police Interceptors commended for 'going the extra mile'

3rd May 2018

PC Mike 'Spike' Fisher and PC Ian Squire have recently received three Wow! Award nominations from members of the public who felt they went above and beyond.

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"She was my rock" - staff member praised for work with victims

3rd May 2018

Mrs Catherine Brazier, who works closely with victims of sexual violence, has received a Wow! Award after a nomination from someone she has helped.

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PCSO recognised by member of the public for 'achieving the impossible'

2nd May 2018

​Did you know you can nominate our staff for The WOW! Awards if you feel they deserve to be recognised?

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Jail for Darlington post office robber

1st May 2018

​A MAN has been jailed for ten years for his part in a post office robbery.

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Motorcyclist injured on country road

30th April 2018

A MOTORCYCLIST has suffered serious head injuries after losing control of his bike on a country road and hitting a wall.

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Two in court over post office robbery

30th April 2018

DETECTIVES investigating a post office robbery are appealing for help in tracing a number of vehicles seen in the area.

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Retiring police inspector welcomes successor

30th April 2018

​A RETIRING police inspector with nearly 30 years’ service within the force has welcomed the appointment of his successor.

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Antique WW1 watch stolen from exhibition

30th April 2018

An antique World War One watch awarded to a Willington man has been stolen from an exhibition at Beamish Museum.

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Cleveland Cop leaves lasting impression on Durham Constabulary

27th April 2018

Sergeant Andrew Simpson, better known to his colleagues as ‘Harry’ will be retiring from CDSOU at the end of April after completing a whopping 30 years’ service!

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Durham and Cleveland cop calendar raises thousands

27th April 2018

​Fans of Police Interceptors have helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity following the sale of a calendar featuring Cleveland and Durham cops.

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They shoot, they score!

26th April 2018

NINETY police officers and staff from Durham Constabulary took part in a charity 6-a-side tournament on Friday (April 20) at Soccarena in Belmont.

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Police appeal after pub assault leaves victim needing multiple stitches

26th April 2018

​Police were called at around 9pm on Saturday night (April 21) to reports of an assault outside of Cobblers Hall Pub in Newton Aycliffe.

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Police appeal for witnesses to come forward after crash on A688 at Binchester

26th April 2018

Police were called at around 7.15am this morning (April 26) to reports of a two-vehicle collision.

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Police issue vehicle security advice following thefts

26th April 2018

​POLICE are reminding owners to make sure their vehicles are secure when unattended.

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Crackdown on off-road bikers sees police team up with petrol stations

25th April 2018

Durham Constabulary has teamed up with petrol stations across County Durham and Darlington in a crackdown against off-road bikers who are causing a nuisance in their community.

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