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Organised crime groups prey on men looking for flirtation at Christmas

18th December 2018

The National Crime Agency has joined forces with Coronation Street star Brian Capron to raise awareness of the growing trend of online sexual extortion (sextortion).

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Family pay tribute to "much loved" crash victim

17th December 2018

Thomas Johnson, from South Church in Bishop Auckland was struck shortly after 10pm on Thursday, December 13 by a Renault Clio along High Northgate, Darlington.

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Appeal to trace missing Darlington man, David Smith

17th December 2018

​OFFICERS are appealing for help to trace a man who has gone missing from his home in Darlington.

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Trio jailed for more than 22 years following village Post Office robbery

14th December 2018

​THREE men have been jailed for a combined total of more than 22 years in relation to an armed robbery at a village Post Office.

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Elderly man suffers serious injuries after being struck by car

14th December 2018

​AN elderly man is in hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car last night (December 13).

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Jail for robber who threatened bank staff with Febreze

13th December 2018

​A MAN who threatened bank staff with a bottle of Febreze which he claimed was acid has been jailed.

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It's been a busy month for our force musicians

13th December 2018

Durham Constabulary's band and male voice choir are halfway through a very hectic but successful December.

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Counter Terrorism Policing wants Christmas security all wrapped up

13th December 2018

Shoppers are being asked to put security at the top of their ‘must have’ lists this Christmas.

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Did you witness a robbery in Chester-Le-Street last night?

13th December 2018

The incident took place at the Spar Store, last night (December 12) at around 9.15pm

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People urged to think of others during festive season

12th December 2018

​Officers are reminding people in Durham City about the importance of acting responsibly throughout the festive season.

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Our 2018 Christmas card winner has been revealed

12th December 2018

Primary school children have embraced the Christmas spirit and designed festive cards in one of our most popular competitions.

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Appeal following spate of suspected arson attacks in Sacriston

12th December 2018

​An investigation is underway following a spate of suspected arson attacks in Sacriston in the early hours of this morning.

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Did you witness a collision in Darlington on Sunday night?

11th December 2018

It occurred on the A167 just before 10pm and involved a Toyota Aygo and a Vauxhall Corsa which were travelling east from Coatham Munderville to Darlington.

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Appeal following Darlington armed robbery

11th December 2018

DETECTIVES have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery.

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Prolific thief welcomes conviction which will prevent him from reoffending

11th December 2018

Davison was issued a six-month curfew, a community order and a criminal behaviour order (CBO) which was granted for two years.

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A Bishop cop is making sure children don’t go without this Christmas

11th December 2018

PC Rhoda Bramley, from Bishop Auckland’s response team has been collecting an array of toys and gifts to hand over to local disadvantaged children.

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Police looking for 'Snow Angel' volunteers to help vulnerable this winter

10th December 2018

‘Snow Angel’ volunteers will support the police with clearing paths of heavy snow and ice and deliver essential provisions to those who are less mobile.

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Appeal after 83-year-old approached for cash in Ferryhill

9th December 2018

​Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of a robbery in which an 83-year-old man was approached by a man demanding cash.

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Did you witness a four-vehicle collision on the A182 at Seaham?

7th December 2018

​Officers are appealing for information following a four-vehicle collision in Seaham on Tuesday.

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Body found confirmed as missing man John Alan Saunders

7th December 2018

​POLICE can confirm that a body found in the River Skerne, in Darlington, is that of missing man, John Alan Saunders.

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Man charged following armed robbery at Post Office

6th December 2018

A man entered the store and threatened the postmaster with a hammer.

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Prison officer sentenced for misconduct following 'relationship' with inmate

6th December 2018

Stacey Sutherland, 27, of Marshall Street, Barnard Castle, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court today.

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Girl, 7, passes away following Darlington house fire

6th December 2018

Fire crews, police and an air ambulance were called to Esk Road, at about 1.50pm on Saturday, November 1.

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Message for driver who left phone with police

5th December 2018

​“We have your mobile phone” – that’s the message from Consett cops to the driver of a vehicle which made off from officers.

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Four men arrested following Ferryhill burglary

5th December 2018

Three men were arrested at the scene and one man fled on foot but was later tracked down by roads policing officers.

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Cops praise kind students for hot drink delivery

5th December 2018

Officers from CDSOU were out in Bishop Auckland last night carrying out roadside checks on the back of their joint Christmas campaign ‘No empty chair’.

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Officer thanks public who rallied round to help elderly faller

5th December 2018

WE'D like to say a big thank you to the members of the public who stopped to help when an elderly lady fell over yesterday.

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Lord Lieutenant given tour of Peterlee community projects

4th December 2018

COMMUNITY projects across the Peterlee area played host to County Durham’s Lord Lieutenant last week.

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Calls for #noemptychair this Christmas as police warn about drink driving

4th December 2018

Don't be the reason why someone’s loved one is not at the Christmas table, party or festive get together this year because of drink or drug driving.

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Durham officers given top customer service awards

3rd December 2018

​Three Durham Constabulary officers have won top customer service awards in London.

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Pedestrian in hospital after being knocked down in Peterlee

3rd December 2018

A man, in his 30’s who lives locally, remains seriously ill in hospital following the incident which took place on Lowhills Road in Peterlee on Friday night.

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Police back 'Don't drink and drown' campaign

3rd December 2018

Don’t Drink and Drown – that’s the simple message being issued to revellers this festive season.

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Stanhope Police welcome new face to the beat

3rd December 2018

PCSO Kim Anderson has joined the neighbourhood team in one of Durham Constabulary’s most rural areas.

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Girl, 7, remains in critical condition following house fire

2nd December 2018

The blaze happened at a house on Esk Road at about 1.50pm yesterday.

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Investigation underway following Darlington house fire

1st December 2018

​A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

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Police road safety campaign calls for #noemptychair this Christmas

29th November 2018

Police have today launched a hard-hitting campaign to show the devastating effects of drink drug driving at this time of year.

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North-East cops to spend a night behind bars to raise money

29th November 2018

Officers from Durham and Cleveland forces are coming together to spend the night at Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-up

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Christmas engagement events in Newton Aycliffe

28th November 2018

​DO you have a burning question for your local police officers? Need advice on an issue and don’t know who to turn to? Want some help or assistance with a community initiative?

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Pelton man jailed for robbing 76-year-old woman of her handbag

28th November 2018

​A man who preyed upon a vulnerable pensioner when he dragged her to the ground as he stole her handbag has been jailed.

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Police are investigating an attempted burglary in Seaham

28th November 2018

​Officers were called to an address at around 9.35am this morning (November 28).

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Crook Police welcomes new face to the beat

28th November 2018

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Craig Dowson will hit the streets for the first time this week as he joins the neighbourhood team.

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Peterlee drug dealer jailed for just over two years

28th November 2018

Sean Griffin, 42 of Murray Street, Horden supplied undercover officers with a large quantity of heroin over a three month period.

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Seventy vehicles seized during operation to stop uninsured drivers

27th November 2018

​Seventy vehicles have been seized during a week-long crackdown on uninsured drivers across Cleveland and Durham.

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Police take part in Christmas collection for rescue dogs

27th November 2018

RESCUE dogs are set to have a Christmas to remember thanks to kind-hearted police officers.

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Thief stole from elderly woman as she slept in her home

27th November 2018

​A HEARTLESS thief stole sentimental jewellery from an elderly woman while she lay asleep in her chair.

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Barnard Castle welcomes new PCSO

27th November 2018

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Preet Singh will hit the streets for the first time this week as he joins the current team at the emergency services hub.

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Safeguarding week for children and adults

26th November 2018

​A week dedicated to the safeguarding of adults and children will provide important advice to the public and practitioners this week.

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Man in court over Darlington puppy theft

26th November 2018

​A MAN has appeared at court in connection with a burglary in which a French bulldog puppy was stolen.

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Warning over potentially dangerous batch of heroin

25th November 2018

​POLICE are warning that a particularly dangerous batch of heroin may be in circulation after three people became unwell over the weekend.

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Officers no longer investigating Darlington rape allegation

25th November 2018

​OFFICERS can confirm they are no longer investigating an allegation of rape that was said to have taken place in Darlington in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday, November 24).

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Darlington burglar to spend Christmas behind bars

23rd November 2018

​A BURGLAR who broke into people’s homes and stole their prized possessions will spend Christmas behind bars.

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Two arrested during drug raids at sweet shop

23rd November 2018

A SWEET shop has been closed and its entire stock of confectionary has been seized during a police operation targeting the supply of drugs.

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Second World War pistol handed to police

23rd November 2018

​A Second World War pistol has been handed into police after a Weardale woman found it while clearing out the house of her late father.

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Police donate more than 100 advent calendars for disadvantaged children

23rd November 2018

​A POLICE advent calendar collection has helped to give more than 100 disadvantaged children chocolate treats this Christmas.

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Officer honoured for life-saving actions

23rd November 2018

​A RESPONSE officer has been honoured for his part in saving the life of a stab victim.

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Selfless cadet to be put forward for a community hero award

21st November 2018

Cadet Thomas cared for his brother throughout his life, helping change the nappies of his other siblings and looking after them in times of emergency.

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Teddy bear hunt to keep kids safe

21st November 2018

​A TEDDY bear hunt has been launched in Bishop Auckland as part of a scheme to keep children safe.

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Arrests following robbery and fire at a convenience store in Tudhoe

21st November 2018

Police were called just after 7.10pm to the incident at the premises in Attwood Terrace on Sunday night.

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Appeal after army medals stolen in Tantobie house burglary

20th November 2018

​Police are appealing for witnesses after eight army medals were among a number of sentimental and high value items taken in a burglary on a house in South View Terrace, Tantobie.

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Stray horses rescued in a multi-agency operation

19th November 2018

​Twenty six stray and tethered horses have been rescued in Bishop Auckland today.

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Appeal following suspected arson attack in Newton Aycliffe

19th November 2018

​OFFICERS are appealing for information after a car was set on fire in a suspected arson attack.

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Detectives investigate robbery and arson at shop

19th November 2018

​DETECTIVES investigating a robbery and fire at a convenience store are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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