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Covid-19 update: Please, don’t be complacent

22nd May 2020

With the warm weather and upcoming bank holiday weekend, we are urging people to stick to the guidance around Covid-19, act sensibly and use common sense.

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This week's Op Trident East results

22nd May 2020

​Despite the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in recently, officers across the county still proactively tackling crime on a daily basis.

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Burglar sentenced after Christmas Eve attack on family

22nd May 2020

​A samurai-wielding burglar who launched a terrifying attack on a family on Christmas Eve has been jailed for more than seven years.

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Burglar steals NHS worker’s handbag

21st May 2020

The suspect broke in to the woman’s house and stole her handbag from the dining room table while she was upstairs in the bath.

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Two charged after east coast drug raids

20th May 2020

​On Monday our officers executed five drugs warrants at addresses on the East coast after intelligence suggested they were connected to a suspected drug dealing gang.

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Nuisance caller given prison sentence

20th May 2020

A man who bombarded emergency services call handlers with sexually explicit calls has been handed a prison sentence.

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Police urge drivers to slow down and save lives

18th May 2020

With the gradual relaxing of lockdown restrictions, we will be taking part in a two-phase operation to remind motorists of the importance of travelling within the speed limit.

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Online day of action to raise awareness of raptor persecution

15th May 2020

Recognise, Record and Report – that is the message to the public as our force joins a day of action to raise awareness of bird of prey persecution.

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Teenagers arrested after fire at Darlington industrial estate

15th May 2020

The two boys, aged 14 and 16, were arrested by officers today and remain in police custody. Firefighters were called to reports of a large fire at a factory unit in Albert Hill Industrial Estate on Wednesday.

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Covid-19: An update from Durham Constabulary

15th May 2020

​As usual, our officers will be out on patrol across County Durham and Darlington this weekend following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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PC recruitment set to launch

14th May 2020

​A major drive to recruit new officers to one of the top-performing police forces in the country is set to begin at the end of the month.

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Burglar caught after DNA is left on vending machine

14th May 2020

Robert Askew broke in to the Archery Club, in Durham City, by smashing a window and forced open the vending machine. He stole £100 worth of food and coins to the value of around £100.

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Joint statement from Acting PCVC Steve White and Chief Constable Jo Farrell

13th May 2020

An update from Acting PCVC Steve White and Chief Constable Jo Farrell regarding the current Covid-19 situation.

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Teenager released following Consett murder investigation

12th May 2020

​A teenager who was arrested in connection with the tragic death of a Consett man has been released with no further action.

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Can you help police investigating two burglaries in Langley Park?

11th May 2020

Police are appealing for information following two burglaries in Langley Park at the weekend.

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Witness appeal after man stabbed in Shotton Colliery

11th May 2020

The incident happened at around 11.30pm on Thursday (May 7) in a grassed area in the rear lane of Dene View, on Salter’s Lane.

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Two arrested after 100-year-old woman is burgled

7th May 2020

The pair knocked on the door of the woman's home on Surtees Street, in Darlington, at around 6.30pm on Tuesday (May 5) claiming their football had gone into her yard.

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Stay at home this VE Day

7th May 2020

The greatest tribute we can pay to the Second World War generation is to keep them safe today.

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Burglar jailed for 6 years

5th May 2020

Brendan Cawley travelled from West Yorkshire to Barnard Castle in February before breaking into five homes whilst the victims were out.

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Three due in court in connection with death of duck at country park

1st May 2020

Three men are to appear in court after a duck was killed and a second bird was injured at a country park.

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Malicious caller to expect substantial sentence

1st May 2020

A man who bombarded emergency services call handlers with sexually explicit calls has been told he faces a substantial prison sentence.

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Man jailed for Coronavirus threats

1st May 2020

A man who told police officers he would spit in their eyes so they contracted coronavirus has been jailed for 24 weeks.

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Hapless burglar leaves blood at scene of crime

30th April 2020

John Wilson broke into Durham Sixth Form Centre and stole £20 from a drawer. He left splashes of blood on the walls and in the drawer, linking himself to the crime.

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Abuser jailed for horrific attack on partner

30th April 2020

​Domestic abuse is never ok – that is the message to victims as an abuser begins an 18-month prison sentence for a vicious attack on his partner during lockdown.

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Dangerous teenage driver caught by police

30th April 2020

During the pursuit, the vehicle drove well in excess of the speed limit, on the wrong side of the road, across a playground and across fields where members of the public were walking their dogs.

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Two dozen new recruits start with Durham Constabulary

29th April 2020

The 24-strong team of new police constables proudly pulled on the Durham Constabulary uniform for the first time on Monday, at the start of a rigorous 13-week classroom-based training programme.

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Men admit stealing gas canisters from hospitals during lockdown

29th April 2020

​Four thieves who broke into hospitals during lockdown to steal gas canisters have been told they will receive “substantial” prison sentences.

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Historic trophies stolen in golf club burglary discovered in River Wear

27th April 2020

AN eagle-eyed family out for a riverside walk have recovered a number of historic trophies stolen in a golf club burglary.

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How to keep yourself safe online

27th April 2020

Some advice from NERSOU’s Jon Hudson on how to keep yourself safe as more of us connect online.

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