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Appeal after high value mountain bikes stolen

25th September 2018

TWO mountain bikes are believed to have been stolen from a Ford Transit van parked outside Hamsterley Forrest, between 8am and 9.30am on Monday.

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Operation to educate students about the use of drugs

25th September 2018

A series of operations have been carried out to educate college students about the supply and use of drugs.

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Arrest made after man is injured in Chester-le-Street assault

24th September 2018

POLICE are currently investigating a serious assault which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in Chester-le-Street.

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Jail for burglar who broke into dead man's home

24th September 2018

​A THREE-STRIKE burglar who broke into the home of a man who had recently died has been jailed for more than two years.

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Arrests in crackdown on illegal money lending

24th September 2018

OFFICERS are highlighting the harm caused by loan sharks and illegal lending with a week of action to tackle money problems.

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Arrests following investigation into suspected MOT fraud

21st September 2018

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud following an investigation into the suspected supply of fraudulent MOT certificates.

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Family and detectives hoping for breakthrough in murder case

21st September 2018

THE family of a man murdered 24-years-ago have offered a £50,000 reward to anyone who can help bring those responsible to justice.

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Family pays tribute to man who was "loved by everyone"

20th September 2018

​THE family of a man who died in hospital after an incident in Newton Aycliffe have described him as their “best friend” who was “loved by everyone.”

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Burglary victim, six, to help young victims of crime by giving them donated gadgets

18th September 2018

​A LITTLE boy whose home was broken into by a burglar is hoping to bring a smile to other young victims of crime by giving them donated gadgets.

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Two men arrested following Peterlee burglary

18th September 2018

The men, aged 18 and 20, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following an incident at Helford Close at about 7.30am today.

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Cash machine stolen in ram raid at Sainsbury's store

17th September 2018

​A cash machine has been stolen during a ram raid at Sainsbury's store in Brandon.

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Protocol launched to safeguard region’s young people

17th September 2018

​The Philomena Protocol, named after the patron saint of babies, infants and youths is the first of its kind in the country being introduced by Durham Constabulary.

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Witness appeal after two car collision near Bishop Auckland

13th September 2018

​AN investigation is underway following a two car collision on the A68, near Toft Hill, this morning.

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Operation Brassen will support national ‘Operation Sceptre’ knife crime awareness campaign

13th September 2018

Durham Constabulary is launching a week-long knife amnesty inviting residents to surrender knives.

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Treasured motorbike stolen in shed burglary

12th September 2018

The burglary is believed to have occurred overnight between 11pm (September 11) and 7am (September 12) on Wetherburn Avenue, Seaham.

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Eight arrests following crackdown on suspected drug dealers

12th September 2018

EIGHT people have today been arrested in a series of early-morning raids targeting suspected drug dealers across County Durham and Darlington.

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The number of children arrested has fallen by three quarters in last seven years

12th September 2018

The figures mean thousands of children have a better chance in life because they are no longer saddled with a criminal record at a young age.

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Durham Constabulary to recruit new Special Constables

11th September 2018

​THE country’s top performing police force is recruiting new Special Constables.

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Military Service medals stolen in shed burglary

11th September 2018

​The burglary is believed to have occurred on Blackmoor Close, Darlington between August 19 and August 22, 2018.

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Dashcam appeal following Newton Aycliffe assault

10th September 2018

OFFICERS are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured following an assault.

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999 flag celebrates county’s emergency services

7th September 2018

​The men and women who keep County Durham safe are being celebrated in the run up to national emergency services day.

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Three people arrested as part of crackdown on rural crime

7th September 2018

​Officers from five police forces covering 6,500 square miles of countryside came together last night in the largest rural policing operation of its kind.

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Police appeal following suspected arson attack which damaged a caravan

7th September 2018

Officers were called to an address in Barden Moor Road, inDarlington shortly after 11.20pm on Thursday.

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Darlington PCSO to tackle first ever Great North Run in support of his Dad

6th September 2018

PCSO Richard Blades, from Darlington Neighbourhood team is currently training to complete Sundays marathon in just under two hours on behalf of Diabetes UK.

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Concerns for the welfare of 15-year-old Courtney Carr

6th September 2018

​OFFICERS are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old who has not been seen for six days.

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Witnesses sought after biker suffers serious injuries in collision

5th September 2018

​OFFICERS are appealing for two witnesses to a serious collision to come forward.

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Man suffers broken leg in suspected Darlington park attack

4th September 2018

​Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a broken leg in a suspected assault in a park.

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Police delighted with sentence given to criminals who destructed village

4th September 2018

During a two-hour rooftop stand-off with officers in Blackhall Colliery, Nigel Marsh and Jake Langthorne hurled missiles into the street and damaged parked cars.

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Murder victim named as Ryan Thompson of Sacriston

4th September 2018

​A MAN who died following a stabbing has been named by police.

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Traffic cop to lead the Great North Run

4th September 2018

For 13.1 miles, Jonathan will be on hand to provide essential medical supplies including blood, X-rays and sample drugs.

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Man charged with murder following stabbing in Sacriston

3rd September 2018

​A MAN has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Sacriston.

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Three Wingate properties targeted in suspected arson attack

31st August 2018

Police appeal after three properties in Wingate were targeted in a suspected arson attack.

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Boy, 7, thanks charity for helping mother through PTSD

31st August 2018

​A YOUNG boy is raising money for charity in an effort to thank the organisation which helped his mother.

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Arrests in Durham Police investigation into suspected theft of confidential documents

31st August 2018

TWO men have been arrested this morning as part of a Durham Constabulary-led investigation into the suspected theft of confidential documents.

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Man charged following stand-off in Darlington

30th August 2018

​A MAN has been charged following a stand-off in Darlington.

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Man admits trolling Facebook remembrance page for Durham student, Olivia Burt

30th August 2018

​A MAN who posted offensive material about a university student who tragically died following an incident outside a nightclub in Durham has been described as a ‘sick sadist’ by her grieving parents.

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Electronic equipment stolen from O2 shop in Bishop Auckland

30th August 2018

​DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a large amount of electronic equipment was stolen from the O2 shop in Bishop Auckland.

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Warning after thieves target insecure vehicles in Chester-le-Street

28th August 2018

​Police are reminding motorists about the importance of securing their vehicles following a number of break-ins in the Chester-le-Street area over the weekend.

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Seven sentenced following investigation into drug dealing in County Durham

28th August 2018

​SEVEN people have been sentenced for their part in a large-scale conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in County Durham.

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