News Archive

Seven arrests as protest camp operation is completed

20th April 2018

SEVEN people have now been arrested after the completion of an operation to clear a roadside protest camp at the entrance to a planned opencast site.

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Arrests during police operation at protest camp

19th April 2018

THREE people have been arrested following an operation to clear a roadside protest camp.

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Predatory paedophile jailed for 24 years

18th April 2018

​A PREDATORY paedophile who abused young boys over more than 20 years has been jailed for 24 years.

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Anti-social behaviour reports falling in Bishop Auckland

18th April 2018

​Reports of anti-social behaviour in Bishop Auckland are falling thanks to partnership work between the council and police.

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Commendation for woman whose video footage of assault helped jail attacker

18th April 2018

​A WOMAN whose video footage of a vicious assault helped to put a man behind bars for 16 years has been awarded a Chief Constable’s Commendation.

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Darlington bus crash: Driver given suspended sentence

17th April 2018

​A BUS driver who killed an 82-year-old woman when he crashed at a bus stop has been given a suspended sentence.

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Police are appealing for information following a serious assault

17th April 2018

Officers were called to an address on Woodland View, West Rainton, at around 11.45am on Sunday (April 15) following reports a serious assault involving weapons had taken place.

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Prolific offender given jail term for Spennymoor burglaries

16th April 2018

​A PROLIFIC offender has been handed a three-year jail term after committing a string of burglaries.

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Police warn dog owners after lamb attack

13th April 2018

​POLICE are warning dog owners to keep their pets on leads after two lambs were killed and 10 seriously injured in an attack.

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Police take part in university event

13th April 2018

​DURHAM Constabulary has taken part in an event to examine the opportunities and challenges created by a growing university.

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Police launch crackdown on speeding drivers

13th April 2018

​A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday, April 16.

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Latest Operation Relentless success in Darlington

12th April 2018

​We’re continuing our crack down on prolific local criminals with #OpRelentless – here’s our weekly roundup of recent results…

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Police dogs set for happy retirement after cops' challenge

11th April 2018

​More than £1,000 has been raised to give police dogs who put their lives on the line a happy retirement once they have put their ‘paws up’ 🐾

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CCTV appeal following violent disorder in Darlington

11th April 2018

​POLICE have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with a violent disturbance at a pub in Darlington.

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CCTV image released after attempted robbery

9th April 2018

POLICE have released an image of two suspects they want to trace in connection with an attempted knifepoint robbery on a garage forecourt.

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Cops on a mission to give canine colleagues a happy retirement

9th April 2018

​Police dogs that put their lives on the line are the reason behind two cops’ mission to raise as much money as possible to give their canine colleagues a happy retirement.

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An ambulance driver has been threatened whilst on duty

9th April 2018

The incident happened at around 5.20pm on Saturday (April 7) on the A181 Westbound at Wheatley Hill.

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Six arrests following violent disorder

9th April 2018

​SIX men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following early-morning strikes.

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This week's Operation Relentless update

6th April 2018

​OFFICERS are continuing their crackdown on prolific Darlington criminals with further arrests and charges this week.

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Officers to receive Royal Humane Society honours for saving man's life

6th April 2018

​Two quick-thinking police officers who helped save a motorist after he suffered a life-threatening bleed have received national honours.

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Mother & PC plead for teen's ashes to be returned

5th April 2018

​A MOTHER and police officer have pleaded for a teenager’s ashes to be returned after they went missing from a memorial site.

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Police to visit Menin Gate in tribute to fallen officers

5th April 2018

​FALLEN police officers who served in the First World War will be honoured in a poignant remembrance ceremony in Europe this weekend.

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More than 120 motorists found to be risking lives in seatbelt crackdown

3rd April 2018

​More than 120 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long campaign.

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Man jailed for knifepoint robberies in Darlington

29th March 2018

​A MAN has been jailed for six years for committing two knifepoint robberies in Darlington.

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Plea to motorists as biker season begins

28th March 2018

The number of bikers injured in road collisions during the last five years has seen a marked decrease – but biker fatalities are still a problem on North East roads.

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Statement regarding school email threats

28th March 2018

​POLICE can confirm that email threats sent to schools in our region are not considered to be credible.

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Biker seriously injured following collision with car

26th March 2018

​A BIKER suffered serious injuries following a collision with a car.

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Cake campaign aims to raise awareness of autism

26th March 2018

​TASTY treats are being used to raise awareness of autism.

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Women speak out about nasty assault

26th March 2018

​TWO women have spoken out about a nasty assault in a bid to catch their attacker.

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Anti-shoplifting scheme to be extended across County Durham

23rd March 2018

A GROUNDBREAKING system which has seen solved rates for shoplifting soar during an 18-month pilot programme is being extended across County Durham.

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Witness appeal after city centre crash

23rd March 2018

A DRIVER has suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision.

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Man admits armed robbery at Darlington Post Office

23rd March 2018

​A MAN has admitted carrying out an armed robbery at a Darlington Post Office.

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Jail for burglar who broke into elderly woman's home as she slept

22nd March 2018

​​A BURGLAR who broke into an elderly woman’s flat while she slept in her living room has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

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Durham Constabulary rated Outstanding for third year running

22nd March 2018

DURHAM Constabulary is celebrating an extraordinary hat-trick of success after once again being rated ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors.

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Latest on Operation Relentless in Darlington

22nd March 2018

​A MAN has appeared at court charged with a string of burglaries.

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Three men who carried out a number of armed robberies have been jailed for 63 years

21st March 2018

THREE men who carried out an armed robbery at a County Durham bank have been jailed for a total of 63 years.

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Arson campaign launched to tackle sharp rise in deliberate fires

20th March 2018

Yesterday, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Durham Constabulary and Durham County Council launched the ‘Enough Is Enough’ campaign aimed at tackling deliberate fires on the east coast.

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14 arrests after dawn raids in County Durham

19th March 2018

​POLICE have today arrested 14 people in a series of early-morning raids targeting suspected Class A drug dealers across County Durham.

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Charity football match to bring community together

16th March 2018

A CHARITY football tournament designed to bring the community together is being held in Durham later this month.

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More than 200 suspected stolen items recovered in Darlington

16th March 2018

​OFFICERS have recovered more than 200 suspected stolen items from a house in Darlington.

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A warning to motorists after driver pulled over by someone claiming to be Police

16th March 2018

​POLICE have issued a warning to motorists after a woman driver was pulled over on the motorway by someone claiming to be a police officer.

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Man in court following Trimdon Station burglary

16th March 2018

​A MAN accused of stealing thousands of pounds worth of sentimental jewellery from a house in Trimdon has appeared at court.

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More Operation Relentless success in Darlington

15th March 2018

​MORE criminals have been caught during a major crackdown on persistent offenders in Darlington.

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing woman

15th March 2018

POLICE were called to an address on Edward Avenue, Bowburn at around 5.30pm last night (March 14)

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"Thank you for your kind words and professionalism" #WowAwards

13th March 2018

Did you know our staff receive Wow! Awards? These are nominations for outstanding customer service.

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Crackdown on drivers not wearing seatbelts

12th March 2018

​ROADS policing officers across Durham and Cleveland will crackdown on drivers and passengers who do not wear seatbelts this week.

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A pedestrian is in hospital with serious injuries after being knocked down by a car

12th March 2018

A 19-year-old man remains seriously ill in hospital following the incident which took place on New Front Street in Annfield Plain

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Prolific criminals targeted during Operation Relentless

9th March 2018

​A CRACK-DOWN on prolific local criminals in Darlington has seen around 20 people arrested in its first week.

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Police are re-appealing for information after 92-year-old woman was burgled

9th March 2018

Margaret Holmes (Peggy) was asleep whilst the suspects broke into her home in Sacriston, searched her bedroom and stole a number of items.

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Comic book campaign launched to encourage children to "Trust and Tell"

6th March 2018

Durham Police and local schoolchildren are joining forces to launch the campaign, giving children the confidence to report abuse to a trusted adult.

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A cash machine has been targeted at a Post Office in Langley Park

5th March 2018

The incident happened at around 3.45am this morning (March 5) at Langley Park Post Office on Quebec Street.

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Woman devastated after sentimental jewellery stolen in burglary

3rd March 2018

​A WOMAN has been left devastated after burglars broke into her home and stole thousands of pounds worth of high value, sentimental jewellery.

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National award for retired Durham motorcycle sergeant

2nd March 2018

​A RETIRED police officer has won a national award for his work inspiring a generation of young motorcyclists.

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Motorists advised against non-essential travel

2nd March 2018

​POLICE are still advising against any non-essential travel as freezing temperatures remain across County Durham and Darlington.

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Yet another rare hen harrier goes missing

1st March 2018

DURHAM Constabulary and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier near Middleton-in-Teesdale.

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Car dearlership helps keep police on road in wintry weather

28th February 2018

​A GENEROUS car dealership is helping police keep Darlington safe during the inclement weather with the donation of a 4x4.

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Motorists advised not to travel during inclement weather

28th February 2018

MOTORISTS are being advised not to travel unless absolutely essential.

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Partnership aims to reduce demand and improve standard of care of emergency services

27th February 2018

​A PARTNERSHIP between police and the ambulance service will aim to improve the standard of care provided to people who come into contact with emergency services and reduce demand.

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Man to stand trial over armed robbery and attempted armed robbery

27th February 2018

A MAN accused of an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery in Darlington is due to stand trial.

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Second man charged with murder

27th February 2018

A SECOND man has been charged with murder following the death of County Durham man Michael Price.

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Durham hosts national POP conference

26th February 2018

​POLICE officers and staff from across the country have descended on Durham for a national problem-oriented policing conference.

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Man banned for two years from Durham City

23rd February 2018

Lee Cooke, 29, has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order from Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court.

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Police appeal following a one-vehicle collision at Bowburn

23rd February 2018

The incident happened at around 3pm yesterday on the A1(M) at junction 61 – 60 southbound, Bowburn Interchange and involved a red Seat Ibiza.

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Father speaks of heartache over burglary

22nd February 2018

​A FATHER has spoken of his heartache after a burglar stole a remembrance card given to him by the British Army following his son’s death.

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Two men charged following a four-hour rooftop disturbance

20th February 2018

​TWO men have been charged following a four-hour rooftop disturbance in County Durham.

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A joint police and fire investigation is launched into the cause of a house fire

20th February 2018

​A joint police and fire investigation has been launched into the cause of a house fire in Darlington.

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Man arrested following knifepoint robbery

19th February 2018

​A MAN has been arrested following a robbery at a convenience store.

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Police appeal after a man was attacked in an alleyway

19th February 2018

The assault happened at around 11.30pm on Saturday, February 17 next to the High Crown Pub in Chester-Le-Street.

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Man charged following armed robbery at Post Office

19th February 2018

​A MAN has been charged following an armed robbery at a Post Office.

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Prince Charles receives warm welcome

16th February 2018

​Police officers, young and old, were honoured to escort His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales during a day-long visit to Durham.

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Post Office targeted in robbery

16th February 2018

​A POST office has been targeted in a robbery.

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Man arrested after Class A drugs found at property

15th February 2018

A MAN has been arrested after two ounces of Class A drugs were found at a property in West Cornforth.

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Update on Darlington cash machine explosion

15th February 2018

​TWO men have been arrested in connection with a cash machine explosion in Darlington.

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Durham rated Good for recording crime by watchdog

15th February 2018

VICTIMS of crime can have confidence that Durham Constabulary will take their report seriously, independent inspectors have concluded.

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Residents face a stark choice between cops or a copse

14th February 2018

​Residents of Barnard Castle face a stark choice between cops and a copse, Durham’s Chief Constable has warned.

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Further appeal for witnesses a week after tragedy

14th February 2018

A WEEK after the death of a Durham University student outside a nightclub, a website has been activated for witnesses to upload mobile phone footage of the moments leading up to the tragedy.

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Thieves blow up cash machine in Darlington

14th February 2018

​A CASH machine has been blown up in Darlington.

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Appeal following two vehicle collision

13th February 2018

​POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle collision.

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Dangerous goods vehicle operation stops 82 drivers in Cleveland and Durham

13th February 2018

​An operation aimed at vehicles carrying dangerous goods saw officers stop more than 80 vehicles on the strategic road networks around Cleveland and Durham.

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Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by a car

13th February 2018

​A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car.

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Appeal for witnesses after car overturns

12th February 2018

​POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a one-vehicle collision.

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We are joining other forces in support of the message #StopKnifeCrime

12th February 2018

Operation Sceptre is a national week of action (February 12-16) against knife crime and aims to highlight the risks that carrying a bladed weapon can bring, as well as targeting offenders who use and carry knives.

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Man in court following Darlington robberies

12th February 2018

​A MAN has appeared at court in connection with two knifepoint robberies in Darlington.

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Devastated parents pay tribute to Durham student Olivia Burt

12th February 2018

THE parents of a university student who died in an incident outside a nightclub in Durham last week say they are “totally devastated and heartbroken” by the loss of their “beautiful daughter”.

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Chief Constable: “We’re not going soft on drugs, we’re going sensible"

9th February 2018

LAST weekend’s Mail on Sunday criticised Durham Constabulary over our policy on possession of cannabis. In an open letter to the newspaper, Chief Constable Mike Barton replies that what is needed is a sensible approach to drugs.

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Family-run drinks firm 'devastated' after break in

9th February 2018

​THE managing director of a family-run business has spoken of his devastation after thieves broke in and stole a five-figure sum of money.

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Police investigate death of university student

8th February 2018

​OFFICERS are investigating the death of a student.

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Hunt to trace man in connection with murder inquiry

8th February 2018

​DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a County Durham man have warned that anyone shielding a suspect is putting themselves at risk of prison.

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Police confirm name of student who died following incident in Durham

8th February 2018

​A STUDENT who tragically died following an incident in Durham last night has been named.

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Disqualified driver arrested as part of #OpDragoon

7th February 2018

A disqualified driver was arrested after we received information that the male was regularly driving a red Citroen C5.

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Almost 30 drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel

6th February 2018

Twenty eight drivers were caught using their mobile phones behind the wheel during the latest police crackdown.

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Police support Safer Internet Day

5th February 2018

​A CAMPAIGN to keep users safe on the internet is being supported by Durham Constabulary.

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Tributes paid to Ferryhill teenager who died following fatal collision

4th February 2018

THE family of a teenager who died in a collision have paid tribute to her, describing her as a ‘much-loved daughter and granddaughter who will be sadly missed by everyone.’

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Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision

3rd February 2018

​OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision.

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Burglary at elderly couple's home - men arrested

2nd February 2018

​TWO men have been arrested following the burglary of an elderly couple’s home.

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Second man in court following Spennymoor robbery

1st February 2018

​A SECOND man has appeared at court following a robbery at a Spennymoor jewellers.

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Teen arrested after rooftop stand-off in Seaham

1st February 2018

​Durham Constabulary were called to reports of a 16-year-old male who had climbed on tothe roof of a house in Ryton Crescent, Seaham.

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Robbery at vulnerable man's home - CCTV released

1st February 2018

POLICE investigating a robbery at a vulnerable man's home have released CCTV images of two suspects they want to identify.

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Appeal after man stabbed in Brandon

31st January 2018

​POLICE are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Durham.

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Man at crown court charged with murder

29th January 2018

​A MAN has appeared at crown court charged with murder.

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Force launches Police Community Support Volunteer scheme

29th January 2018

​A BRAND new volunteering scheme is being launched by Durham Constabulary.

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Man charged following robbery at Spennymoor jewellers

28th January 2018

​A MAN has been charged following a robbery at a Spennymoor jewellers.

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Man charged with murder of Michael Price

27th January 2018

​A MAN has been charged with the murder of Michael Price.

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Man in court charged with murder of Michael Price

27th January 2018

​A MAN has appeared at court charged with the murder of Michael Price.

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Two masked robbers target Spennymoor jewellers

26th January 2018

Two-masked robbers have targeted a Spennymoor jewellers.

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Takeaways targeted in joint operation

26th January 2018

​Seven takeaways have been visited by authorities in a joint operation tonight.

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Had a phone call from ‘HMRC’ asking you to buy iTunes vouchers?

25th January 2018

Trading Standards are warning people of a bogus phone call where fraudsters contact victims claiming to be from HMRC.

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Murder inquiry launched as man dies 11 days after assault

25th January 2018

​DETECTIVES have launched a murder inquiry after a County Durham man died in hospital 11 days after being seriously injured in an assault.

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Hunt to trace man wanted on recall to prison

24th January 2018

​POLICE are hunting a man who has been recalled to prison.

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Latest #OpDragoon results are in

24th January 2018

Some updates from our road policing unit.

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New CCTV system saves time and money

24th January 2018

Time and money is being saved thanks to a new system which gives police quicker access to CCTV, speeding up investigations.

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Police investigate "lost" graffiti in Durham

22nd January 2018

​Durham Constabulary have received a number of reports over recent weeks of criminal damage occurring in Durham City Centre, Claypath & Gilesgate.

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Cyber security to come under spotlight

22nd January 2018

​CYBER security is to come under the spotlight as police demonstrate a live hack to encourage businesses to protect themselves.

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Lives being put at risk despite increased penalties for drivers using phones

19th January 2018

Police across Cleveland and Durham are taking part in a national a clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones, beginning Monday 22nd January.

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Victim named - A19 crash

19th January 2018

​Police have named a man who died following a collision on the A19 yesterday.

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Appeal after driver injured in Darlington

18th January 2018

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a driver lost control of her car and crashed into a tree.

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Operation Seabrook: Seven men appear at crown court charged with abuse

16th January 2018

​SEVEN former prison officers have appeared in court following an investigation into allegations of abuse of young men at a former detention centre.

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Armed robbers wearing clown masks attack man in his own home

16th January 2018

​A CASH reward has been offered to catch three armed robbers wearing clown masks who seriously assaulted a homeowner.

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Operation Dragoon results in Darlington revealed

16th January 2018

The latest Operation Dragoon results in Darlington have been revealed.

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

16th January 2018

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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Man charged following Chester-le-Street disturbance

15th January 2018

​A MAN has been charged following a disturbance in Chester-le-Street over the weekend.

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Man critical following Chester-le-Street disturbance

14th January 2018

​A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital following a disturbance in the Victor Street area of Chester-le-Street yesterday morning (Saturday, January 13).

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Young woman jailed for causing death by careless driving

12th January 2018

A YOUNG woman who used her phone moments before crashing into a car and killing a man has been jailed for seven months.

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Durham Constabulary set to recruit new police call handlers

11th January 2018

​DO you have what it takes to make critical decisions in emergency situations?

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Police reveal number of drink & drug drivers

11th January 2018

​Police have revealed the results of a drink and drug drive crackdown across Cleveland and Durham.

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Man jailed for assaulting partners, leaving them fearing for their lives

10th January 2018

​A MAN who assaulted two of his partners causing them to fear for their lives has been jailed for nine years.

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Police appeal for information after five cars set on fire in Horden

10th January 2018

At around 1:05am yesterday morning (January 9, 2018), police were called to reports of a Hyundai on fire at Seventh Street, Horden.

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Have you seen Peter Taylor?

9th January 2018

​POLICE are re-appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who failed to attend court in relation to a number of fraud offences.

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Appeal following unprovoked assault in Darlington

8th January 2018

​POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an unprovoked assault.

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Operation Dragoon results over the weekend

8th January 2018

What have our road policing officers been up to...

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Man charged following serious assault in Darlington

4th January 2018

​A MAN has been charged following a serious assault in Darlington.

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Interceptors help raise over £9,000 in memory of colleague

4th January 2018

The money was raised at an afternoon tea event in aid of Butterwick Hospice which 350 fans attended on January 2.

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Man suffers severe facial injuries following an altercation in Bishop Auckland

3rd January 2018

The incident happened on Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, at around 1am on December 27, 2017.

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Three arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following assault

3rd January 2018

​THREE people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man suffered serious injuries following an assault.

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Police appeal after pedestrian receives injuries in one-vehicle collision

3rd January 2018

​Police are appealing for witnesses following a one-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Lanchester Road, Durham.

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Durham staff recognised in New Year's Honours list

29th December 2017

​ONE of Durham Constabulary’s most experienced detectives and the force’s assistant chief officer have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.

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Police are advising businesses to be on their guard for tool sharpening scam

28th December 2017

​‘Traders’ are attending industrial premises around the country and are pushing for business in regards to tool sharpening services.

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Appeal after firearms stolen during burglary

28th December 2017

​OFFICERS are appealing for information after firearms were stolen during a burglary.

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CCTV appeal following armed robbery in Darlington

24th December 2017

​OFFICERS investigating an armed robbery have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Tributes to pedestrian who died in Spennymoor collision

24th December 2017

A PEDESTRIAN who tragically died following a collision with a car yesterday morning has been named as John Taylor from Spennymoor.

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Police step in for Santa to deliver gifts to elderly care home residents

22nd December 2017

​OFFICERS and staff at Durham Constabulary stepped in for Santa this week to deliver Christmas presents to elderly care home residents.

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Staff raise more than £1,250 in memory of PC Gavin Smith

22nd December 2017

​KIND-HEARTED staff at Durham Constabulary have helped to raise more than £1,000 for a cancer charity in memory of their colleague, PC Gavin Smith.

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Car and house set on fire in Darlington

21st December 2017

​​​POLICE were called to an incident in Yarm Road, Darlington, at around 8.20pm last night (Wednesday, December 20).

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Appeal after elderly woman attacked in Pelton

21st December 2017

​OFFICERS are appealing for information after an elderly lady was attacked and had her handbag stolen.

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Dancing Durham officer takes to stage in ITV Christmas special

19th December 2017

​A DANCING Durham police officer who touched the hearts of millions will take to the stage this week in a one-off ITV show celebrating the emergency services.

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Operation Seabrook: Seven men appear in court charged with abuse

19th December 2017

​SEVEN men have appeared in court following an investigation into allegations of abuse of young men at a former detention centre.

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High value 4x4 stolen from farm

18th December 2017

​A HIGH VALUE 4x4 vehicle has been stolen from a farm near Newton Aycliffe.

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Do you know where this man is?

15th December 2017

​Peter Taylor, 58, has been charged with numerous offences including high-value fraud and perverting the course of justice.

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Man assaulted in racist attack

15th December 2017

​A MAN has been assaulted in a racist attack.

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Police urge owners of keyless entry cars to protect themselves

13th December 2017

Durham Constabulary says that keyless entry car theft is gaining proliferation nationally as criminals exploit technology to steal high value vehicles.

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Three masked robbers assault man

13th December 2017

​Three masked robbers have assaulted an elderly man and ransacked his home.

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Thieves have caused more than £30,000 worth of damage to a church

13th December 2017

St Edmunds Church in Sedgefield was targeted sometime between October 1 and December 9 when a large amount of lead was stolen causing damage both internally and externally.

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Cleveland and Durham Police launch Op Dragoon

12th December 2017

​Cleveland and Durham Police’s joint specialist operations unit will launch ‘Operation Dragoon’ to target dangerous drivers.

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Armed robbers threaten couple in their home

11th December 2017

​Armed robbers have threatened a couple in their own home.

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Police investigate a disturbance at hotel in Darlington

11th December 2017

The disturbance took place at The Springfield Hotel, Salters Lane South, Darlington at around 6pm on November 26.

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Thieves have stolen a motorbike from an address in Stanley

8th December 2017

The black Keeway Superlight motorbike was taken from the outside of an address on Liberty Terrace, Tantobie, Stanley between 7pm on Wednesday, December 6 and 7am the next day.

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Police will tackle the rise on shoplifting at Peterlee in the run up to Christmas

8th December 2017

Officers from Peterlee Neighborhood Policing Team will be targeting shoplifting and anti-social behavior around Peterlee town centre.

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Could you be a victim of a 'Romance Fraud'?

8th December 2017

Officers from NERSOU (North East Regional Special Operations Unit) are advising members of the public to be aware of ‘Romance Frauds’.

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Man handed life sentence for murder of Darlington man

7th December 2017

​A MAN who killed his former lover’s new partner has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Family's tribute to pedestrian killed in crash

7th December 2017

​THE family of a man who tragically died following a collision with a car have paid tribute to him.

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Woman threatened during armed robbery

7th December 2017

​THREE men armed with a samurai sword and a hammer threatened staff at a newsagents before taking cash and cigarettes.

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Three arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following Darlington raid

6th December 2017

THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of committing modern slavery offences.

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Motorist receives serious injuries after losing control of his vehicle

6th December 2017

A Peugeot Partner van left the road, overturned and collided with a tree on the nearside of the road trapping the driver inside the vehicle.

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Police appeal for witnesses after driver flees the scene of a collision

4th December 2017

​Police were called to a collision involving two Vauxhall Corsas on Chilton Lane, Ferryhill, at about 1.30pm yesterday (Sunday).

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Appeal after man dies following collision

4th December 2017

​A MAN has died following a collision near Ferryhill.

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Officer suspended and charged with serious sexual and physical abuse offences

1st December 2017

​A DURHAM Constabulary officer has been suspended and charged with committing serious sexual offences and physical assaults.

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Police clamp down on drink & drug driving

1st December 2017

​Police will clamp down on drink and drug driving this Christmas.

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Man jailed for ten years for arson attack

1st December 2017

​A MAN who left a householder with serious injuries following an arson attack has been jailed for ten years.

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People urged to be on their guard when buying a dog

1st December 2017

​People are being urged to be on their guard when buying a dog.

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Thieves steal thousands of pounds worth of jewellery leaving victim devastated

1st December 2017

​POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a burglary victim has been left devastated after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

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Grieving family warns against mixing drink and drugs with driving

30th November 2017

​The heartbroken family of a teenage girl who died at the hands of a drink and drug driver are throwing their support behind a road safety campaign to keep people safe this Christmas.

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Lifesavers honoured with top awards

30th November 2017

​POLICE officers and members of the public who saved two people’s lives have been awarded top lifesaving honours.

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Consumers warned of latest phone fraud to hit Durham

30th November 2017

Consumers are being warned of a growing scam in which criminals are posing as law enforcement to take money from victims.

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Problem property sealed up and tenants moved on

29th November 2017

A HOUSE that has blighted a community with antisocial behaviour issues has been sealed up and the tenants moved on.

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Five in court following drug raids

29th November 2017

​​FIVE people have appeared in court in connection with the supply of heroin following drug raids yesterday morning (Tuesday, November 28).

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Three people arrested on suspicion of committing modern day slavery offences

29th November 2017

​Three people have been arrested on suspicion of committing modern day slavery offences.

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Crackdown on shoplifting over festive period

28th November 2017

​Police will crack down on shoplifting in Bishop Auckland in the run up to Christmas.

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Seven arrests in morning anti-drug raids

28th November 2017

POLICE have today arrested seven people in a series of early-morning raids across County Durham.

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Appeal after tools stolen from van

27th November 2017

​OFFICERS are appealing for information after a number of tools were stolen from a van.

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Police officers ask people to look out for stolen tools

27th November 2017

POLICE officers are asking people to be on the lookout for stolen power tools.

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More than 60 firearms handed in during surrender

27th November 2017

​MORE THAN 60 firearms have been handed in to police in Durham as part of a national campaign.

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People urged to be vigilant following reports of telephone fraudsters

24th November 2017

​PEOPLE are being urged to be vigilant following a report of a telephone fraudster pretending to be from the police.

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Appeal after attempted theft of cash machine from supermarket

24th November 2017

OFFICERS investigating the attempted theft of a cash machine from a supermarket have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Farmer speaks of 'devestating' barn fire

24th November 2017

​A FARMER has spoken of a ‘devastating’ barn fire which police are investigating as an arson attack.

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Burglary victim speaks out about anger and heartache

23rd November 2017

The victim of a burglary has spoken out about her anger and heartache after thieves stole money raised in aid of a charity close to her heart.

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Police dogs put their best paws forward

23rd November 2017

​Twelve police dogs have put their best paws forward for a new charity calendar.

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