News Archive

Pedestrian in serious condition after collision with car

18th October 2017

A PEDESTRIAN remains in a serious condition in hospital following a collision with a car.

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Pair who murdered County Durham man handed life sentences

18th October 2017

LIFE sentences have been handed down to the pair who murdered a County Durham man in a “vicious and prolonged attack” – and each must serve a minimum of 17 years.

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Detectives investigating an assault are appealing for information

16th October 2017

It is understood the incident took place at around 11:25pm on Sunday October 8 in the area of Eastbourne Road, Darlington.

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Appeal for information after two incidents in Durham City

16th October 2017

​​Detectives are investigating two incidents that are thought to be linked in the Durham City area.

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Taxi driver loses business after vehicle is destroyed

13th October 2017

​Police are appealing for witnesses following deliberate criminal damage to a vehicle.

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Crooked door-to-door salesman ordered to pay £60,000

12th October 2017

​A CROOKED door-to-door salesman has been ordered to pay £60,000 to his victims following an investigation by police.

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Car stolen as driver was forced from vehicle

12th October 2017

​A CAR has been stolen with the driver forced from the vehicle. The Jaguar was later found abandoned.

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A man has been threatened at his home

12th October 2017

The incident happened on Heather Grove, Spennymoor, at around 11.15pm yesterday.

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Have you seen Chloe?

10th October 2017

​Seventeen-year-old Chloe Thynne has been missing since Saturday (October 7).

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Family pay tribute to "fun-loving" young man

10th October 2017

​A FAMILY has paid tribute to a “fun-loving” young man who died after a collision with a car near Darlington.

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Police issue appeal for man who stopped assault

10th October 2017

​POLICE have issued an appeal for a man who stopped the assault of an elderly gentlemann.

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Tribute to "much loved" Billingham cyclist

9th October 2017

THE family of a “much loved” cyclist who died after a collision with a car last week have said he will be “deeply missed”.

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Police take part in week-long crackdown on mobile criminality

9th October 2017

Police across Cleveland and Durham will join officers from six European countries in Operation Trivium beginning today, which targets cross-border criminality and aims to deny criminals the use of the roads.

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"Heartbroken" family pays tribute to dad who died in crash

6th October 2017

​​THE family of a dad who died in a road collision have paid tribute to him, saying they are now "missing an important part of our jigsaw".

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Emergency services join forces for road safety campaign

6th October 2017

​​EMERGENCY services in County Durham and Darlington have joined forces to promote a scheme aimed at making young people better and safer drivers.

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Cyclist dies after collision with car - witness appeal

6th October 2017

A SEVENTY-three-year-old cyclist has died following a collision with a car.

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More than 130 people found not wearing seatbelts

5th October 2017

ONE hundred and thirty-six people, including two children, were found not to be wearing their seatbelts during a week-long crackdown.

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Body found in search for missing Ferryhill man

5th October 2017

WE'RE sorry to report a body has been found in the search for missing Ferryhill man, Brian I’anson.

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Any information? Detectives investigate assault

5th October 2017

​DETECTIVES investigating reports of an assault in Bishop Auckland are appealing for information.

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Meet YOUR local detectives, encourage police

4th October 2017

Police are encouraging people to meet detectives at a set of community safety roadshows.

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Disabled woman robbed at knifepoint

4th October 2017

​DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a disabled woman was robbed at knifepoint.

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Do you want to help fuel your police force?

3rd October 2017

​Tenders are currently being sought for the provision of a small deli-type – nil subsidy catering services for the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner.

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Church falls victim to criminal damage after window is smashed

3rd October 2017

​On Sunday, October, 1 the front window of St Wilfred’s Church, Hexham Street, Bishop Auckland was smashed. This is the second time in one month that the parish window has been damaged.

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Motorist seriously injured after car crash

2nd October 2017

A motorist has received serious injuries after his car crashed into a bus shelter and came to a standstill in woodland.

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New Police vehicle is a boost for rural communities

2nd October 2017

​A new Police vehicle has been purchased for use in the rural areas of County Durham and Darlington.

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Motorist dies in crash - Man arrested

2nd October 2017

​A DRIVER has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a man died in a crash.

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Emergency services take part in terrorism training exercise

29th September 2017

​A TERRORISM training exercise has been run in County Durham designed to test the skills and processes of police, other emergency services and the local authority.

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Come and celebrate the Work of Your Local Superheroes

28th September 2017

FAMILIES across the region are being invited to celebrate the work of local superheroes, at a free family fun day which is back for its third year.

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Major player in notorious crash for cash gang pays back £155,000

27th September 2017

A MAJOR player in a notorious crash for cash scam has paid back £155,000.

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Checkpoint Navigator praised by NEPACS

25th September 2017

Mark Lowery, a Checkpoint navigator from Durham Constabulary has been praised by North East Charity Nepacs (North East Prisoner Family Support).

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Appeal following armed robbery at golf club

25th September 2017

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a golf club.

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Police pledge support for Project EDWARD

21st September 2017

​‘LET'S cut deaths’ – that’s the message from police as they join a European-wide bid to reduce casualties on the road today.

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Elderly woman suffers suspected broken shoulder following robbery

21st September 2017

AN ELDERLY woman was left with a suspected broken shoulder after being robbed in Durham.

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Vulnerable male missing for over two weeks

20th September 2017

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a vulnerable male who has been missing for just over two weeks.

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Tributes paid to “loving, family man”

20th September 2017

THE family of a grandfather who died after being involved in a collision with a lorry have paid tribute to a “loving, family man”.

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Daughter of PC who died meets police pup named in his honour

20th September 2017

THE daughter of a police officer who died of cancer has met the police pup named in his honour.

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Conman must pay back £100,000 - or face further 18 months in prison

20th September 2017

​A CONMAN must pay back more than £100,000 or face a further 18 months behind bars.

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Elderly pedestrian seriously injured after collision

18th September 2017

AN ELDERLY pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a reversing car.

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UK threat level reduced from critical to severe

17th September 2017

The Home Secretary has announced the UK threat level has been reduced from critical to severe.

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Increased police presence across County Durham and Darlington

16th September 2017

​COMMUNITIES can expect to see an increase in police patrols to provide a “visible, reassuring presence”.

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Householder attacked with hammer during burglary

15th September 2017

Three males forced their way into the home in Horden shortly after 10pm on September 11 and stole a quantity of money and a mobile phone.

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NHS experts have joined Durham Constabulary’s call centre

14th September 2017

NHS experts have joined Durham Constabulary’s call centre to improve the support provided to people suffering with mental health illnesses.

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Remember the Law: Drone Pilots

14th September 2017

Following a handful of concerns raised by Durham Tees Valley Airport, Durham Constabulary are encouraging those with drones to consult the Civil Aviation Authority’s ‘Drone Code’.

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Four hundred drivers caught speeding

11th September 2017

​A WEEK-long crackdown on speeding drivers saw more than 400 people caught going too fast across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.

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Clunk, click, every trip

8th September 2017

​ROADS policing officers across Durham and Cleveland are supporting a national week-long seatbelt campaign beginning next week.

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"Dream come true" for pint-size police team

7th September 2017

IT'S a “dream come true” for a pint-size police team which now have their own mini-bus.

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Force recruits new Special Constables

7th September 2017

THE top performing police force in the country is set to recruit new Special Constables.

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Co-op store burgled three times in nine days

7th September 2017

​A CO-OP store has been burgled three times in nine days.

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Tributes paid to 'gentle giant' biker who died after collision with a car

6th September 2017

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘gentle giant’ who died after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car.

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Man left with severe facial injuries following altercation

5th September 2017

​​A MAN suffered severe facial injuries and lost a section of his ear following an altercation.

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Nuisance Youth Banned From Durham City

5th September 2017

​A YOUTH has been banned from entering Durham City following a string of anti-social behaviour.

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Mobility scooter stolen from elderly man’s garage

5th September 2017

A MOBILITY scooter has been stolen from an elderly man’s garage.

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Thieves steal garden statue

5th September 2017

​THIEVES have stolen a garden statue from an address in Darlington.

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Teenager bitten by dog in Newton Aycliffe

4th September 2017

​POLICE are keen to trace a man who was walking a dog when it bit a teenager.

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Body found in search for missing Consett woman

4th September 2017

​A BODY has been found in the search for missing person Julie Forster.

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Alcohol seized from underage drinkers

4th September 2017

​POLICE have seized alcohol from underage drinkers.

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Biker dies following collision with a car

4th September 2017

A BIKER has died after he was involved in a collision with a car.

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Teenager seriously injured after collision between car and mini moto

2nd September 2017

​​A TEENAGER is seriously ill in hospital after the mini moto he was riding was involved in a collision with a car.

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Masked burglars force entry into Co-op store

30th August 2017

​TWO masked burglars have forced entry into a Co-op store.

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Family pay tribute to "much-loved" grandmother

30th August 2017

A FAMILY has paid tribute to a “much-loved” grandmother who has died following a road collision.

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Motorcycle Week of Action aims to cut road deaths

29th August 2017

SAVING a life could be as simple as taking one extra look at a junction.

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Men in court after officers injured during incident

29th August 2017

​TWO men have appeared at court after four police officers were injured while dealing with an incident.

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Man remanded following knifepoint robberies

29th August 2017

​A MAN has appeared at court in relation to a number of knifepoint robberies in Darlington.

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Four police officers injured while dealing with incident

28th August 2017

​FOUR police officers have been injured while dealing with an incident, with two requiring hospital treatment.

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Nominations wanted for police volunteer awards

25th August 2017

NOMINATIONS open for awards recognising the outstanding contribution of police volunteers.

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Collision update: Man arrested following crash

24th August 2017

​A 27-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with a collision in St Helen Auckland.

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Officer diagnosed with cancer starts fundraising campaign

24th August 2017

​WITHIN 24 hours of being diagnosed with cancer, a County Durham Police Officer had embarked on a charity fundraising campaign.

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Cardiac arrest victim reunited with life-savers

23rd August 2017

​A PCSO was among those to come to the rescue of a cardiac arrest victim.

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Teenager admits causing play area fire

22nd August 2017

​A TEENAGER has admitted setting fire to a popular Darlington play area.

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Jail for disqualified driver

21st August 2017

​A DISQUALIFIED driver is now behind bars.

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Speeding drivers targeted across Cleveland and Durham

21st August 2017

​SPEEDING drivers are being targeted as part of a week-long campaign across Cleveland and Durham.

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Man jailed after being caught with £14,000 worth of cannabis

18th August 2017

​A MAN is behind bars after he was caught with around £14,000 worth of cannabis.

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Plate Safe campaign tackles number plate theft head on

17th August 2017

​​AN INNOVATIVE approach to tackling number plate theft is currently being trialled for a fortnight.

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Nuisance off-road bikers targeted in police crackdown

17th August 2017

​A CRACKDOWN is being launched against off-road bikers who are causing a nuisance in their community.

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New recruits officially join the Force

16th August 2017

​NEW recruits have officially joined Durham Constabulary - watched by family and friends.

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New IT System rolled out in fight against crime

14th August 2017

​A NEW IT system has been rolled out across Durham and Cumbria police forces in the fight against crime.

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Man charged with attempted murder following stabbing

12th August 2017

​A 22-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing.

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‘Ruff Times’ project gives food parcels to pet pooches

11th August 2017

FOODBANK-style parcels are being created for pet pooches as part of an innovative project to help our four-legged friends.

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Horden stabbing update - two further men arrested

11th August 2017

​OFFICERS investigating a stabbing have arrested two more men on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Appeal for information on knifepoint robbery

11th August 2017

OFFICERS investigating a knifepoint robbery are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a possible suspect.

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Three men arrested by police after stolen car crashes

10th August 2017

THREE men have been arrested by police after a stolen car was spotted in a town centre.

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Man critical after stabbing

10th August 2017

POLICE were called to reports of a stabbing after a man was found with life-threatening injuries.

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Land Rover owners encouraged to use free marking kits

10th August 2017

LAND ROVER owners are being encouraged to make use of free marking kits to help defend them against thieves.

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Update on Newton Aycliffe chemical attack

10th August 2017

DURHAM Constabulary now believe that a reported chemical attack in Newton Aycliffe did not take place.

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Police Interceptors is back!

9th August 2017

POLICE Interceptors will return to TV screens across the country featuring officers from Durham and Cleveland as filming began on another two series of the show yesterday (Tuesday 8th August).

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Ninety per cent of police apprentices gain employment

8th August 2017

AN APPRENTICESHIP scheme run by Durham Constabulary has been hailed a success as 90 per cent of trainees have gained employment in the Force.

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Classic Mini Nomad stolen in burglary

8th August 2017

​​A RARE classic car has been stolen from a garage.

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Week of activities - some paid for by convicted criminals

7th August 2017

​A WHOLE host of family fun activities are on the way to Chester-le-Street – and they’re all FREE – with convicted criminals helping to foot the bill!

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Bumper emergency services day to be held in Darlington

4th August 2017

A BUMPER free emergency services day involving police, fire and ambulance is being held in Darlington.

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Vehicles seized in fight against deliberate fires

3rd August 2017

​SIX vehicles have been seized by police as part of a two-day operation in County Durham to reduce fire hazards.

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Appeal following West Auckland burglary

3rd August 2017

​​SAFES containing cash and foreign currency have been stolen by burglars.

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Allotment transformed into community garden

3rd August 2017

A REDUNDANT allotment has been transformed into a community garden with the help of Durham Constabulary.

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Woman suffers facial burns after chemical attack

2nd August 2017

​A WOMAN was left with a chemical burn on her face after having a corrosive substance thrown at her by a group of youths.

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Emergency services in Durham join forces for dementia

1st August 2017

EMERGENCY services in Durham have become the first in the UK to join forces in a unique collaboration to improve the lives of people with dementia.

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Awards for men who saved woman from horrific attack

1st August 2017

THREE men who saved a woman from a vicious domestic attack have been honoured for their bravery.

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Car identified in arson attack investigation

31st July 2017

​A CAR believed to have been used in an arson attack - which has left a man seriously injured in hospital - has been found burnt out.

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Air doctor praises police officer efforts

31st July 2017

AN AIR ambulance doctor has praised the efforts of two police officers who battled to save a motorist who suffered a life-threatening bleed.

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Award for team who saved officer impaled on aerial

28th July 2017

​A POLICE officer just three minutes from death has praised his colleagues and a member of the public who saved his life.

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More than £2,000 raised for Darlington burglary victims

27th July 2017

​KIND-HEARTED fundraisers have donated more than £2,000 to help a Second World War veteran and his wife whose life savings were stolen by burglars.

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Body found in search for missing woman

27th July 2017

POLICE searching for missing person Linda Keating have located a body.

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Home Secretary and Policing Minister visit Durham

26th July 2017

Durham Constabulary's HQ was visited by Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd

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Pet pooch hailed a "hero" after finding missing woman

26th July 2017

A PET pooch has been hailed a “hero” after joining a search party on his own accord and finding a missing elderly woman.

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Future crime-fighter presents police award

26th July 2017

​A CRIME-FIGHTER of the future has presented two Durham Constabulary officers with awards for going the extra mile.

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Drug dealing gang behind bars for plot to supply heroin

25th July 2017

​A DRUG dealing gang has been put behind bars for its part in a multi-million pound plot to supply heroin in the North-East.

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Specialist police awarded Team of the Year

24th July 2017

CLEVELAND and Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) have been awarded Team of the Year at a North East celebration event.

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PD Ben retires after almost nine years of service

24th July 2017

A CANINE crime-fighter has out up his paws after almost nine years of active service.

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Thousands enjoy biggest and best Bikewise yet

23rd July 2017

​THOUSANDS of people turned out to enjoy the biggest and best Bikewise yet.

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Cyclists injured in A689 collision

21st July 2017

​A CYCLIST has been seriously injured following a crash.

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Police custody suite given £70,000 facelift

21st July 2017

​A POLICE custody suite has reopened following a £70,000 refurbishment.

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Concern grows for missing Peterlee woman

20th July 2017

​POLICE are keen to trace a woman who has not been seen since yesterday morning.

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Junior Road Safety Officers warn: 'Watch Out!'

20th July 2017

​SCHOOL pupils have teamed up with police to crack down on speeding motorists.

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Lock it - don't lose it! Don't make your car an easy target

20th July 2017

​​OPPORTUNISTIC thieves are targeting unlocked vehicles – so ‘lock it – don’t lose it!’.

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“Overwhelming” response to ‘trauma teddies’ appeal

19th July 2017

​MORE than 120 ‘trauma teddies’ have been knitted to help comfort children involved in car crashes or other frightening incidents.

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Motorist seriously injured after car rollover

19th July 2017

A MOTORIST has been seriously injured after his car rolled over in a two-vehicle collision yesterday.

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Countdown to Bikewise is on!

19th July 2017

​OFFICERS are gearing up to welcome thousands of people to Police HQ this weekend as the hugely popular Bikewise event returns.

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Driver left with broken ankle after A167 collision

18th July 2017

​A MOTORIST was left with a broken ankle after his car was involved in a collision with a bus.

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Landlady to call time on pub after thieves ransack property

18th July 2017

​A LANDLADY who put her heart and soul into relaunching a pub is devastated after thieves ransacked the property – leaving her to call time on the venture for good.

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Police swoop on offenders with Kestrel

17th July 2017

LAW enforcement agencies in the North East have today (Monday) launched a multi-agency operation targeting foreign national offenders in the region.

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Sheep stolen from farm near Darlington

17th July 2017

SHEEP have been stolen from a farm near Darlington.

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Chief opens community garden

14th July 2017

​A NEW community garden created by adults with learning disabilities has officially opened with the help of Durham Constabulary.

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Police crackdown on danger drivers using pedestrian zone

13th July 2017

POLICE have staged a crackdown on danger drivers who are still using a pedestrianised zone.

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Force set to recruit 80 new police constables

12th July 2017

​THE country’s top performing police force is looking to recruit new officers – do you have what it takes?

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CCTV footage of knife-wielding would-be robber

12th July 2017

This is the dramatic moment a shopkeeper confronted a knife-wielding would-be robber

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Forty one schools launch water safety message

11th July 2017

Forty one schools across County Durham and Darlington are taking part in a water safety initiative launched by Durham Constabulary.

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Crime doesn't pay - court confiscates more than £700k

11th July 2017

​More than £700,000 has been confiscated from a Durham man convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs

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Biker critical after colliding with lamppost

10th July 2017

​A BIKER is critically ill in hospital after colliding with a lamppost.

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‘Garden of respite’ opened by volunteers

8th July 2017

​​A new community garden has been opened with the support of Durham Constabulary.

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Home sealed-up and tenants moved on over anti-social behaviour

7th July 2017

​A home associated with anti-social behaviour has been sealed up and the tenants moved on.

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

7th July 2017

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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Sneak-in burglar disturbed by occupant

6th July 2017

​A burglar has made off with cash after being disturbed by the female occupant of the home

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'Reassuring' increased police presence in Durham

6th July 2017

​You can expect to see an increased police presence in Durham on Saturday for the Miners’ Gala

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Quad bike passenger seriously injured

6th July 2017

The passenger of a quad bike has suffered a broken leg/ankle following a crash

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Two people seriously injured after crash

6th July 2017

Two people were seriously injured after a crash in North Bitchburn, Crook, yesterday.

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Man left with fractured jaw after alleged assault

4th July 2017

​A MAN was left with a fractured jaw following an alleged assault.

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Durham Miners' Gala road closures

4th July 2017

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

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FIRE UPDATE: Police treating fire at home as arson

3rd July 2017

POLICE are treating a fire at a home in County Durham as arson.

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Big Newcastle United fan dies in second fatal collision

3rd July 2017

​THE family of a teenager who died in a crash have described him as a “lovely lad.”

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Man charged following armed robbery in Durham

3rd July 2017

​A MAN has been charged with a number of offences in relation to an armed robbery at the weekend.

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Family’s tribute to “much-loved” teen who died in crash

3rd July 2017

Tribute has been paid to a “much-loved” teenager who died in a car crash.

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Appeal for motorist in murder investigation

2nd July 2017

Appeal for driver who unknowingly drove past a fatal street stabbing

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Family pay tribute to man killed in street attack

2nd July 2017

Michael Lawson's family tell how he was "an inspiration to us all"

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Murder investigation launched

1st July 2017

A MURDER investigation has been launched in Darlington after a man was found in a street

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Restorative justice for teenage arsonists

1st July 2017

ARSONISTS who destroyed a popular play area have helped to fund new equipment as part of their punishment.

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New moblie app to combat cyber-crime

30th June 2017

A NEW mobile app to educate people on cyber security has been launched by Durham Constabulary.

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Cyclists gearing up to compete in the area

30th June 2017

British Cycling’s Elite Road Series returns to Northumbrian Water’s Derwent Reservoir this weekend

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Emergency services race to the finish

29th June 2017

The emergency services are known for their quick response times… but out of the police, fire and ambulance who is the quickest?

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CCTV appeal following Durham burglary

29th June 2017

THE suspect was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a dark green hoodie and a black body warmer when the incident took place on June 8.

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Motorist dies in crash

29th June 2017

Police appeal after fatal collision on country road

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Elderly man attacked and left on floor after burglary

29th June 2017

​AN elderly man was attacked and left lying on the floor in the rain after burglars raided his home.

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Chief to take leap of faith for charity

29th June 2017

MR BARTON will take to the skies on Tuesday, July 11 as he takes part in a charity skydive with the Red Devils at their airfield in Nottinghamshire.

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Appeal following unprovoked assault

27th June 2017

THE assault took place at the Bay Horse pub, in Bishop Auckland, at around 6pm on Friday, May 26.

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Police appeal after woman robbed in Durham City

27th June 2017

Officers investigating a robbery are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Summer driving campaign tackles rural speeding

26th June 2017

The safety camera van attended two locations on the A689 and caught eight vehicles speeding. A further eight were also caught speeding through Community Speed Watch events.

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Drug dealers jailed for more than 18 years

23rd June 2017

​A GANG of drug dealers have been jailed for more than 18 years for supplying heroin.

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Cow sculpture joins Police HQ's herd

22nd June 2017

​A COW sculpture has joined Durham Constabulary’s herd of animal artwork.

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Mile With a Smile raises funds for charity

21st June 2017

​More than 100 police officers and staff pulled on their running shoes and ran a ‘mile with a smile’ to raise funds for charity.

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Forty drivers caught intoxicated since launch of summer campaign

20th June 2017

Forty people have been found to be intoxicated whilst driving during the first two weeks of a summer drink and drug driving campaign.

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Little Tern eggs stolen from conservation site

19th June 2017

​Eggs from one of the UK’s rarest seabirds have been stolen from a conservation site.

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Renewed appeal following petrol station robbery

15th June 2017

Detectives investigating a robbery at a petrol station have released further CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Summer driving campaign launched

15th June 2017

​​A crack-down on dangerous and careless driving in rural County Durham has been launched by police.

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Alco ices spark police warning

14th June 2017

As the weather warms up, police are reminding drivers about the alcohol levels in flavoured ice lollies

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Man seriously injured after car leaves road

13th June 2017

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after his car left the road in the early hours of this morning.

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Appeal after deer killed in Weardale

12th June 2017

Police are appealing for information after a number of wild deer were killed and butchered in Weardale.

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Lorry driver in A1 crash dies in hospital

9th June 2017

The truck driver, from Tyneside sadly died in hospital on Thursday evening

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War veteran's life savings stolen in burglary

9th June 2017

​A SECOND World War veteran and his wife have had their life savings stolen after burglars broke into their home.

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Two in hospital after separate crashes

8th June 2017

A lorry driver and a biker are in hospital after being involved in two separate incidents on the A1(M) and the A1086 Coast Road

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Officer dragged along by car at drink-drive check

7th June 2017

A police officer narrowly escaped being injured at a drink-drive checkpoint near Durham

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Appeal following West Cornforth fire

4th June 2017

​Police are appealing for information following a house fire this evening.

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London attack update

4th June 2017

We are aware that people will be concerned following the terrible events in London last night, and our thoughts are with those affected.

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Man dies after falling from flat window

3rd June 2017

A man has died after falling from a flat window in Darlington.

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Potential assault witnesses urged to come forward

3rd June 2017

​Two witnesses of a potential assault are being urged to come forward by police.

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Summer drink-drive campaign begins

1st June 2017

Roadside breath tests will be carried out across Durham and Cleveland to support the month-long campaign

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Calendar boys raise thousands for good causes

1st June 2017

More than £5,000 was raised through sales of the Police Interceptors 2017 calendars

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New quad station opens in Barnard Castle

31st May 2017

The building houses police plus fire, ambulance and the local mountain rescue team

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CCTV released of robbery suspect

31st May 2017

​CCTV has been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a robbery at a petrol station.

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Job alert: Information analyst vacancy

31st May 2017

We are looking for a talented individual to join us as an Information Analyst (Data Modeller) at Durham Constabulary - the best performing force in England and Wales.

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Grandad dies on tractor rally

30th May 2017

Robert Hanson was killed when his vintage tractor left the road

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Family pay tribute to dad killed in collision

30th May 2017

Christopher Janson described by family as having a "huge heart"

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Response to 'critical' threat

24th May 2017

What 'critical' threat means to County Durham and Darlington

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Grieving fiancée backs biker safety campaign

24th May 2017

A GRIEVING fiancée has released harrowing footage of the moment her partner was killed in a bid to prevent similar tragedies.

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Terror update

23rd May 2017

The national threat level currently remains at 'severe' and there is nothing to suggest there is any specific threat to our communities

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PC wins Pride of North East award

22nd May 2017

OFF-duty officer who tackled armed robbers wins regional honours

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Pensioner recovering after Teesdale incident

22nd May 2017

​​A pensioner whose car left the road leaving her trapped inside is recovering in hospital

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Man in court charged with Darlington rape

20th May 2017

​A man accused of raping a woman in Darlington has been remanded in custody after appearing at court.

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Man arrested following Police stand-off

18th May 2017

A man has been arrested following a stand-off in which he threw petrol bombs at police.

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UK Police Memorial Fund is launched

17th May 2017

A national fundraising campaign is under way for a permanent memorial in honour of police officers and staff who died in the line of duty

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Witness appeal after two car crash

16th May 2017

A young driver was seriously injured after her car collided with another on a road in Teesdale on Monday evening

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Hero cops nominated for national award

15th May 2017

Two Consett police officers have been nominated for a National Police Bravery Award after rescuing two men from a house fire in December 2015.

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Police act to tackle rogue traders

12th May 2017

Police and other agencies have combined in a crackdown on the activities of rogue traders across the north east

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Drugs suspect arrested as police swoop

10th May 2017

A man was arrested for possible drugs offences after police stopped his car on the outskirts of Durham early this morning

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Behind Bars - Martin Miller

9th May 2017

A dangerous driver has been jailed for nearly two years after leading police on separate pursuits in east Durham

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Motocross bike death - new police appeal

8th May 2017

Police are asking anyone who attended the event to come forward as they continue enquiries into the death of Thomas Brown, 27

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Crash brings motorway traffic to a halt

4th May 2017

A collision on the A1(M) near Durham halted traffic for the best part of two hours

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Motocross rider formally identified

2nd May 2017

Police have named a man who died on Sunday when he came off his trials bike and crashed at a motocross event

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Firearms licensing team offer expert advice

2nd May 2017

Staff from the force's firearms licensing team will be at a major shooting event this weekend to offer guidance and advice

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Motocross event closed after rider dies in crash

30th April 2017

A motorbike rider has died and another has been seriously injured in separate incidents today at an event near Sedgefield

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Man charged with Eurochange robbery

28th April 2017

Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at a foreign exchange store in the centre of Durham

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Police issue warning over speeding

27th April 2017

A WEEK-long crackdown on speeding drivers saw almost 80 drivers per day caught going too fast across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.

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Police actions curb funfair trouble

26th April 2017

A series of measures were put in place after a number of incidents relating to the popular Easter fair in Durham

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'Super' PACT to be held in Darlington

25th April 2017

Darlington Police will be holding a Super PACT meeting at Pease Monument, Darlington between 12- 2pm on Friday 28th April.

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Horden collision leaves driver with serious injuries

24th April 2017

​Police are appealing for witnesses after two cars collided on the A1086, Thorpe Road, Horden.

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Behind Bars - Lee Chapman

21st April 2017

Chapman, from West Auckland has been jailed for leading police on a pursuit while driving a stolen car

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Pedestrian critically injured in 'hit and run'

19th April 2017

Police are trying to trace the driver of a car which may have been involved in an incident which left a man seriously hurt

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Man charged following 'contracts' letter

18th April 2017

Police have charged a man from Lanchester in connection with a malicious letter aimed at local councillors

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Pensioner badly hurt in two-vehicle crash

18th April 2017

An elderly driver is in a 'critical' condition after his car was involved in a collision last Thursday

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Speeding crackdown starts Easter Monday

13th April 2017

Police across Cleveland and Durham will be targeting speeding drivers next week as part of a Europe-wide campaign

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​Man charged following roof-top stand-off

13th April 2017

A 26 year old man will be at court today following a five hour stand-off with police at a house in Peterlee on Tuesday night.

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First episode airs of Reported Missing

13th April 2017

First programme proves to be an emotional watch

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Tributes to biker who died in Weardale crash

12th April 2017

Family pays tribute to Frazer Golden - "a real gentleman and a thoughtful family guy"

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Motorcyclist dies after crash in Weardale

10th April 2017

A motorbike rider has died after his machine collided with another motorcycle on a rural road yesterday

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Durham Constabulary recruits PSCOs

10th April 2017

Don't miss your chance to jon the country's top performing police force

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Witness appeal after motorbike and car collide

7th April 2017

Police are investigating a crash in Darlington which left a motorbike rider with serious injuries

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Chief to review the news for BBC

6th April 2017

Mike Barton will be on screen this Saturday morning doing another stint as the newspaper reviewer for BBC Breakfast

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Community mentors scheme looks to expand

5th April 2017

New volunteers are being sought to join a scheme which supports vulnerable and isolated people

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Police and fire services launch arson campaign

4th April 2017

A joint campaign to tackle the growing number of arson attacks is underway involving the police and fire services

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Durham Police to feature in new BBC1 series

3rd April 2017

A three-part series starting next Wednesday gives an insight into the police work involved in locating missing people at risk

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Woman assaulted in Chester-le-Street hotel

31st March 2017

Detectives are trying to trace a man in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in Chester-le-Street earlier this month

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Behind Bars - Bailey Dicaprio

30th March 2017

Three young men have been sentenced for their actions during a night of violence in Sacriston and Witton Gilbert

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Phone Fraud - crime prevention steps you can take

29th March 2017

There are various options you can take to reduce the number of cold calls you receive and to block the fraudsters

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Risk to lives highlighted by seatbelt campaign

28th March 2017

It is 'unacceptable' for motorists to risk their lives by not wearing a seatbelt, says senior officer

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Top cops sleep 'rough' for charity

27th March 2017

Chief Constable Mike Barton and Chief Supt Kerrin Smith will sleep rough for charity

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Phone fraud - be on your guard

27th March 2017

Police are urging people to be on their guard against the growing menace of telephone fraud

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Police welcome drop in mobile phone offences

23rd March 2017

Road policing chiefs have welcomed a fall in the number of motorists caught using a phone while driving

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Westminster attack - Durham Police statement

23rd March 2017

Be alert but not alarmed, says the force's deputy chief

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Man injured during Spennymoor incident

22nd March 2017

A man from Spennymoor was seriously injured when he was struck by a car in the early hours of the morning

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PCSO scoops national award

21st March 2017

PCSO Michelle Williamson, has won a national Pubwatch award for her outstanding contribution to making the night-time economy safer in North West Durham.

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Behind Bars - Darren Chawner

17th March 2017

A man from Stanley has been sent to jail for 14 years after he stabbed his girlfriend in the neck in an unprovoked attack

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Horden raids tackle suspected drug dealers

15th March 2017

​Police have targeted four addresses in Horden this morning in a crackdown on suspected drug dealers.

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New ANPR camera in Weardale

14th March 2017

​A new scheme has started to extend the reach of an important camera crime fighting tool to help protect an isolated rural community.

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Seatbelts save lives

14th March 2017

Roads policing officers across Cleveland and Durham are supporting a national week-long seatbelt campaign launching this week.

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Man in court after pub attack

10th March 2017

A man has appeared in court after being charged with a serious assault in a pub in Murton earlier this week

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Meet the Interceptors in Consett!

9th March 2017

Fans of the Channel 5 show 'Police Interceptors' can meet some of the officers who feature at an event in Consett later this month

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Woman charged with murder of Mark Shaw

9th March 2017

A 19-year-old woman has become the second person to be charged with the murder of Mark Shaw in December last year

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Wanted sex offender arrested after Crimewatch appeal

8th March 2017

Convicted sex offender arrested after featuring on BBC’S Crimewatch programme

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Make Nothing Happen - counter-terror week begins

6th March 2017

Members of the public are being urged to report anything suspicious to help defeat terrorism

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Force says goodbye to PC Gavin Smith

3rd March 2017

Durham Constabulary today said goodbye to roads policing officer PC Gav Smith, who sadly died a few weeks ago

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Force 'outstanding' for third year in a row

2nd March 2017

An independent report has classed Durhgam Constabulary as an 'outstanding' police force - for the third year in a row

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Attempted armed robbery in Darlington

28th February 2017

Detectives are trying to trace a suspect who attempted to hold up a Post Office on Geneva Road Darlington at 4.15pm yesterday.

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A 'zero tolerance approach’ for drivers using phones

28th February 2017

Cleveland and Durham’s Specialist Operations Unit will be taking part in a nationally co-ordinated week-long operation to enforce new penalties for using a mobile phone while driving.

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Shildon man hurt in road accident

27th February 2017

A man suffered a broken leg after he was involved in a collision with a car on Friday afternoon

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Knifeman holds up village store

24th February 2017

A man armed with a knife threatened the female owner of a general store before escaping with a large amount of cash

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Police appeal after playground arson

23rd February 2017

An arson attack on a children's play park in Darlington has caused more than £20,000 worth of damage

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Store fined for selling booze to youngsters

21st February 2017

A store in the Chester-le-Street area was fined for selling whisky to a 16-year-old, as part of a multi-agency operation in the town

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Agencies get dangerous vehicles off the roads

20th February 2017

A multi-agency operation has resulted in a number of potentially dangerous vehicles being taken off the roads of the north east

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WOW! award for volunteer couple

17th February 2017

A retired couple from Staindrop have been praised for their volunteer work on a campaign designed to cut the number of bicycle thefts

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Illegal waste dumped in Tow Law

16th February 2017

The Environment Agency and Durham Police are warning landowners to be vigilant after waste is dumped on private land.

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Force mourns death of officer

15th February 2017

​DURHAM Constabulary is mourning the death of one of its officers, PC Gavin Smith.

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Car stolen after '2 in 1' burglary

14th February 2017

Burglars broke into a house near Spennymoor at the weekend, stole a set of car keys and made off in the owners' VW Passat car

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Not all heroes wear capes!

14th February 2017

Heroic police officers and members of the public were honoured today at Police Headquarters by the Royal Humane Society and St John’s Ambulance.

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Pedestrian dies following collision on A690

14th February 2017

Jason Stephenson, aged 26 from New Brancepeth was walking on the A690 when a Ford Focus collided with him just before 11.30pm on Friday, February 10.

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Over one hundred drivers caught with phones

13th February 2017

During a week long campaign, which began on Monday 23rd January, a total of 133 motorists were apprehended across Cleveland and Durham.

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A Valentine from police!

9th February 2017

Prolific criminals in Bishop Auckland will soon be receiving Valentine's and birthday cards from their local police

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Drugs haul found after car fire arrest

8th February 2017

Good work by a police sniffer dog has led to thousands of pounds worth of drugs being found and a man arrested

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Woman fights off muggers in Stanley

7th February 2017

A woman out walking her dog in Stanley bravely fought back against three teenagers who tried to rob her

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Quest to save force funding

7th February 2017

​A DELEGATION from Durham Constabulary travelled to London yesterday to hold talks with the Policing Minister in an attempt to safeguard funding for the force.

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Police arrest 12 after early morning raids

6th February 2017

Twelve suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in co-ordinated raids across Darlington, Barnard Castle and other areas

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Pensioner dies in hospital after Stanley collision

6th February 2017

A pedestrian in her 80's has died in hospital, two days after being struck by a vehicle not far from her home

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Family tribute to A183 crash victim

3rd February 2017

The family of crash victim Paul Mellor say he was a 'unique' character who will be sadly missed

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Durham secures health and wellbeing award

2nd February 2017

The force has been given a bronze award in the North East Better Health at Work Award.

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Medomsley investigation - three years on

2nd February 2017

Detectives have sent 32 advice files to the Crown Prosecution Service and expect decisions on charging to be made sometime later this year

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Want to work for us?

1st February 2017

We have a vacancy for a Senior Media Advisor in our HQ Media Team

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Taxi driver robbed in Shildon

31st January 2017

A taxi driver was assaulted and had his mobile phone stolen after he picked up a fare in Durham city

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Man dies after his car crashes into wall

30th January 2017

A man in his 40's died when his car went off the busy A183 road on the outskirts of Chester-le-Street on Sunday

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Behind Bars - Graham Smith

27th January 2017

A man from Easington village has been jailed for 20 months after he assaulted a woman late last year

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Three charged after robbery at bank

26th January 2017

A joint investigation between police in Durham and Greater Manchester has led to three men being charged

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Two charged after Bishop Auckland incident

26th January 2017

Two men are appearing in court later today after being charged in connection with an incident in Bishop Auckland which saw a pensioner attacked and burgled in his own home

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Police name fatal collision victim

24th January 2017

​Police are now in a position to name a woman who died following a collision in Seaham, yesterday.

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Driver dies in fatal collision

23rd January 2017

A WOMAN has died following a collision near Seaham.

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Pensioner attacked in Bishop Auckland

23rd January 2017

A PENSIONER was attacked and had his life savings stolen in a raid on his home.

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Crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

20th January 2017

Road policing cops across Durham and Cleveland are supporting a national campaign targeting the menace of drivers not being in control of their vehicles

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Car stolen in '2-in-1' burglary

19th January 2017

Just before 3pm on Tuesday 17th January burglars forced their way into a house on the Whitworth Park estate, Spennymoor and stole a Skoda Octavia.

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Police warning after cold calls to pensioners

19th January 2017

The police and fire services have advised elderly and vulnerable people not to be swayed by 'high pressure' cold calls offering security alarms

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Volunteer hailed for her 'tireless' work

18th January 2017

A police volunteer has been praised for her fantastic 'can do' approach and her work on behalf of a local policing team

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WOW! award for 'magic' officer

17th January 2017

A children's entertainer who lost a vital prop for his magic act after it was thrown into a river has thanked the officer who was instrumental in getting it back

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Mentor scheme needs more volunteers

16th January 2017

KIND-HEARTED residents that are keen to give back to the community are being sought to help vulnerable and isolated people.

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Meet two new canine crime fighters

16th January 2017

The two Labrador puppies have become the latest recruits to a north east police dog unit.

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Durham City up for national award

13th January 2017

AN awards scheme for Durham City pubs and clubs is in the running for a national prize.

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New Police Interceptors lifts lid on drug dealers

13th January 2017

A 'Drugs Bust' special edition of Channel 5's Police Interceptors is on screen this coming Monday

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Man killed in Darlington collision

12th January 2017

The family of a man killed in a collision in Darlington have paid tribute to him.

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Drink-drive campaign sees 173 arrested

11th January 2017

A month-long crackdown saw more than 170 drivers arrested for being under the influence of either drink or drugs

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Contact us about the Herbert Protocol

10th January 2017

THE Herbert Protocol is a new scheme recently introduced by Durham Constabulary to help protect vulnerable missing people

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PCVC seeks public views on funding

9th January 2017

Durham's Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner is asking the public for their views on police funding

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Mum who collapsed in busy store meets her saviours

6th January 2017

A mum of three who collapsed in a busy Durham store on Christmas Eve has today thanked the 'Arnison Angels' who saved her life

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Behind Bars - John Regan

5th January 2017

Ex-farm labourer John Regan is beginning a 24-year jail sentence for historical sex abuse on two schoolgirls

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Exciting new job opportunity

4th January 2017

New year, new job? We've got just the thing for you...

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New 'ransomware' alert from Action Fraud

4th January 2017

Fraudsters are posing as government officials in order to trick people into installing ransomware which encrypts files on the victim's computer.

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Get those brand new bikes security marked!

4th January 2017

Owners of new bicycles in Seaham and Crook are being urged to get their new machines security marked for free

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Man dies after New Year's Eve road accident

3rd January 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision with a taxi in the vilage of Tudhoe, near Spennymoor

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Replica gun stolen during burglary

29th December 2016

Burglars made off items including a replica handgun after breaking into a secluded property near Edmundbyers

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Police giving out festive gifts

23rd December 2016

Officers and staff from across the force have joined in the 'Give a Gift' project to hand out some festive cheer to those in hospitals and care homes

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BBC Breakfast in Durham

22nd December 2016

Durham Constabulary has been in the national spotlight this week as part of the BBC's 'Policing Britain' series

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Force-wide drop in anti-social behaviour

22nd December 2016

There has been a big fall in the number of reported incidents of anti-social behaviour across County Durham and Darlington in the last 12 months

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Mark Shaw: man at court charged with murder

21st December 2016

A teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of Mark Shaw in Grange Villa last weekend

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HGV driven into house in Darlington

20th December 2016

A HGV was deliberately driven into a house in Darlington last night. The incident happened on Yarm Road at just after 6.30pm.

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Murder victim died after 'prolonged' assault

19th December 2016

The man who died in Grange Villa at the weekend was subjected to a 'prolonged and viciious assault' say detectives

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Murder investigation launched

18th December 2016

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead in a house near Chester-le-Street

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Cops more efficient thanks to mobile devices

16th December 2016

Frontline officers are taking advantage of hand-held technology, as the first phase of a mobile data project comes to an end

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Warning over iTunes scam following £3,000 fraud

15th December 2016

Durham Constabulary are asking the public to warn their elderly relatives and friends about an iTunes gift card fraud after a couple from Consett were scammed out of £3,000.

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Raids target suspected drug dealers

15th December 2016

Six people are to appear at court today after raids on suspected drug dealers in Stanley on Wednesday

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Fraudster jailed for stealing pensioners' life savings

13th December 2016

A financial adviser who went on the run after fleecing his victims of their life savings is now facing more than six years behind bars.

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Police appeal after man badly injured by car collision

13th December 2016

Accident investigators are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured as he tried to cross a busy dual carriageway

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Arrests after police raids in Horden and Peterlee

12th December 2016

A number of suspected drug dealers were arrested in Horden and Peterlee following a major police operation

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Wolsingham crash victim named

9th December 2016

Twenty-one year-old Dean Iley from Wolsingham died after his Renault Clio left the road near to the Harperley Hall roundabout.

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Man dies after his car crashes on A689

9th December 2016

A man has died after his car left the road and crashed late last night near Wolsingham

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Force gets 'good' rating from police watchdog

8th December 2016

The body which inspects the police service has given a Durham a 'good' rating in its latest report

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Arrests made as part of #festivefear campaign

8th December 2016

A major police operation across rural areas yesterday saw police and volunteers working together to combat countryside crime

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Darlington murder investigation - woman charged

8th December 2016

A woman is to appear at court this morning charged with murder, after an incident earlier this week in Darlington.

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Interceptors get in the festive spirit

5th December 2016

Some of our police interceptors were at Durham's Christmas festival on Saturday.

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Awards for bike theft innovators

2nd December 2016

Two officers who have pioneered a scheme to cut the number of bicycle thefts have been honoured for their work

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Police launch Xmas drink-drive campaign

1st December 2016

Police across Durham and Cleveland are reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they have been drinking the night before

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Interceptors join campaign for Kieran

30th November 2016

The Police Interceptors were out in force in Heighington last night as a community brought Christmas forward for inspirational young man Kieran Maxwell.

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Family's tribute to road crash victim

29th November 2016

The family of a Darlington woman, who died in a road accident at the weekend have today paid a moving tribute to her

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Chester-le-Street death not suspicious

29th November 2016

​The death of a man whose body was found in Chester-le-Street yesterday morning is being treated as non-suspicious.

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Teen hurt by off-road bike which failed to stop

29th November 2016

A 13-year-old boy was knocked off his pedal cycle by an off-road biker who failed to stop at the scene

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Road policing operation targets foreign crime gangs

29th November 2016

Officers across Cleveland and Durham checked more than 100 foreign-registered vehicles as part of a nationwide operation

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Woman dies after road collision near Darlington

28th November 2016

A two-vehicle collision on the outskirts of Darlington on Saturday night has resulted in the death of a passenger

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Police appeal after arson attacks

25th November 2016

An arson attack in Bishop Auckland destroyed a shed and threatened the safety of animals kept in a stable

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Warning over 'Met Police' email

24th November 2016

Members of the public are being warned to beware of an email claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police offering crime prevention advice

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Crackdown on shoplifters begins in Bishop Auckland

24th November 2016

Police and retailers in Bishop Auckland are looking to drive festive shoplifters away from the town

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Bus driver charged after fatal accident

24th November 2016

A bus driver has been charged with two offences in relation to a fatal collision in Darlington this summer

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Students join police in 'Hawkeye' operation

23rd November 2016

A local college joined forces with police in the east Durham area to warn motorists not to leave valuables on display in their cars

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Police warn 'yobs' enough is enough

23rd November 2016

DESTRUCTIVE and mindless yobs who are making residents’ lives a misery are being warned ‘enough is enough’.

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Van damaged in suspected arson

22nd November 2016

A van has been left badly damaged after a suspected arson in Sherburn Village. Police are appealing for information.

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Behind Bars - Kerry Richardson

21st November 2016

A woman from Chester-le-Street has been sent to jail for six years after she attacked her partner

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Fatal collision victim named

21st November 2016

Police have named a pedestrian who died following a collision on the A1(M) in the early hours of Saturday, November 19.

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Launch of scheme to protect the vulnerable

18th November 2016

The Herbert Protocol is a new scheme being introduced by Durham Constabulary.

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Driver left shaken following attempted car jacking

18th November 2016

The man's car, an Audi A3, was parked in Chester-le-Street when he was approached by another man who allegedly attempted to steal it.

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Police and retailers crack down on shoplifters

17th November 2016

Police in Durham have joined forces with local retailers to tackle the Christmas shop thieves

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Masked armed robber targets Darlington store

16th November 2016

A man armed with a knife has robbed a newsagents in Darlington. Officers have released CCTV images with an appeal for information.

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Drink drive workshop for North East businesses

15th November 2016

More than 50 health advocates from over 30 North-East businesses took part in a drink and drug drive awareness workshop at Durham Constabulary today.

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Copper thief may have been left seriously injured

14th November 2016

The person responsible for the attempted theft of copper piping from a retail unit in Darlington may have suffered significant injuries during the break-in, and officers are urging them to come forward.

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Behind Bars - Kevin Brodie

14th November 2016

A prolific offender has been put in jail for 10 years after members of the public helped catch him in the act

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Don't use your mobile phone while driving

14th November 2016

That's the message from road policing officers as they begin a week-long crackdown across the north east

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Magician left distraught by birthday drunk

11th November 2016

A veteran magician has been reunited with one of his props which a drunken reveller had thrown into the River Wear

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Widow pays tribute to 'fun-loving' husband

10th November 2016

​​The widow of a man who died in a road collision in east Durham at the weekend has paid tribute to her “fun-loving” husband.

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Man charged after fatal collision

7th November 2016

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal collision in Shotton Colliery at the weekend.

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Remembrance events

7th November 2016

This weekend we are proud to be supporting two Remembrance events in Durham City. The Durham Cathedral Festival of Remembrance on November 12 and Durham City Remembrance Parade on November 13.

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Have a safe and happy bonfire night!

4th November 2016

Stay Safe on Bonfire Night, remember remember the 5th of November and some key safety tips

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CCTV images released of attempted robbery suspect

4th November 2016

Police would like to speak to this man in the images in relation to an attempted robbery and suspected assault in Newton Aycliffe.

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Durham keeps its accolade as best performing force

3rd November 2016

​Durham Constabulary continues to be the top performing Force in the country after receiving the highest possible grade by inspectors.

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Renewed appeal for witnesses to fatal collision

2nd November 2016

We are keen to trace a possible witness to a fatal collision that happened in Bishop Auckland last week.

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Man injured by firework through letterbox

1st November 2016

A man was injured after a firework was pushed through the letterbox of his house. The incident happened at around 7.40pm on Monday, October 31 on Leyburn Close in Ouston.

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Attempted robbery in Darlington

28th October 2016

A 75-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted robbery in Darlington last night.

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Uninsured vehicles targeted in week long operation

28th October 2016

86 uninsured vehicles were taken off Cleveland and Durham’s roads during a week of action targeting those flouting insurance laws.

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Collision victim named

28th October 2016

Police are now in a position to name a man who died following a collision yesterday.

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Man dies following collision in Bishop Auckland

27th October 2016

A man has died after being struck by a car on Newton Cap Viaduct, Bishop Auckland this morning.

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69 Driving Offences Discovered During Week of Activity

27th October 2016

​Driving offences including fraudulent use of tachographs and vehicles with excessively heavy loads were discovered during a recent week of activity.

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Local superhero event in Shildon

25th October 2016

​Ron Hogg, the Police Crime and Victims' Commissioner is hosting a super heroes event later this week.

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New service for victims with mental health needs

21st October 2016

A new advocacy service has been commissioned to support victims of crime with mental health needs.

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Appeal to trace driver following collision

21st October 2016

​Police are appealing to trace a driver of a car who left the scene of a collision near Bishop Auckland.

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iTunes card fraud warning

19th October 2016

We have had reports in the last few days from a number of people targeted by fraudsters pretending to be from HMRC.

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Shops safer thanks to new computer system

19th October 2016

Retailers have new armour in the fight against shop thieves as a joint system between shops and police sees its first result.

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Emergency services unite for young drivers scheme

17th October 2016

The police, ambulance and fire services have joined forces to educate the young drivers of tomorrow and improve road safety

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Landmark for Special Constabulary

14th October 2016

The Special Constabulary was formed 185 years ago this weekend - here we feature the work of our dedicated volunteer police officers

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Vehicle pursuit results in two arrests

13th October 2016

The real-life Police Interceptors were involved in a pursuit which led to the arrest of two men for a string of suspected offences

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New inspector for Newton Aycliffe

12th October 2016

Newton Aycliffe has a new neighbourhood inspector. Sarah Honeyman took up the neighbourhood policing post earlier this month.

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Tributes paid to crash victim

12th October 2016

A pensioner who died in a road accident earlier this week has been described as a 'one in a million' by his family

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School run drivers putting young lives at risk

7th October 2016

More than 140 people were caught not wearing a seatbelt in a week-long safety campaign across Durham and Cleveland

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Clown follows children walking to school

7th October 2016

A so-called 'Killer Clown' has followed four children walking to school in Chester-Le-Street leaving them distressed but unhurt.

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Cyclist badly hurt in early morning collision

6th October 2016

A collision on the A167 on the outskirts of Durham has left a pedal cyclist with serious injuries

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Greenfield school

5th October 2016

Two youths have been detained following an incident at Greenfield School in Newton Aycliffe this morning. An air weapon has been seized. No one has been injured and all pupils are safe.

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New deputy chief for Durham

4th October 2016

Jo Farrell, currently an assistant chief constable with Northumbria Police is the new second-in-command at Durham Constabulary

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Man armed with machete holds up off licence

4th October 2016

Police have arrested a man after an armed robbery at an off-licence in Peterlee last night

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Stolen games console returned to boy

3rd October 2016

A PlayStation stolen during a burglary was returned by officers to its young owner this weekend.

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Unprovoked assault in Consett

30th September 2016

A 33 year-old man has been punched in the face in an unprovoked attack in Consett.

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Chief's contract extended

29th September 2016

Our Chief Constable Michael Barton QPM, will have his contract extended for a further three years, it was announced earlier today.

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Burglary in Darlington

29th September 2016

A number of items of jewellery have been stolen in a burglary in Darlington.

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Man arrested for aggravated burglary

28th September 2016

A man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a couple were burgled in Bishop Auckland in the early hours of yesterday.

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