News Archive

Warning to cat owners in village after pet is shot

24th August 2018

CAT owners in a County Durham village are being urged to be vigilant after a family pet was shot in the head.

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Motorcycle campaign aims to reduce road deaths

24th August 2018

​A national campaign aimed at motorcycle safety is being launched across Cleveland and Durham this Bank Holiday.

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Handling stolen goods is not a "victimless crime"

24th August 2018

Police have issued a reminder to the public that handling stolen goods is not a “victimless crime” following the theft of shirts from a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) last night.

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Broadcasting legend praises Durham Police

24th August 2018

​BROADCASTING legend Nick Ross praised Durham Constabulary’s innovative approach to policing during a visit to meet frontline officers and backroom staff.

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Appeal after till stolen from Houghton-le-Spring deli

23rd August 2018

​Police are appealing for witnesses after a till was stolen from a shop in Houghton-le-Spring.

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Warning over scam letters in Chester-le-Street

23rd August 2018

​Police in Chester-le-Street are warning about the dangers of lottery scam letters after an 88-year-old man lost £5,000.

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Suspected arson at Esh play area

23rd August 2018

​Police are investigating a suspected arson after a play area suffered significant damage in a blaze.

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Appeal after elderly couple burgled

23rd August 2018

​Police are appealing for witnesses after the bungalow of an elderly couple was burgled while they were asleep inside.

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Police appeal for missing Darlington man

21st August 2018

Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a Darlington man.

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Man appears in court after assault in Peterlee

20th August 2018

​A MAN has appeared in court charged in connection with an assault in Peterlee.

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Boy, 15, arrested following Peterlee burglary

20th August 2018

The incident happened in Basingstoke Road at about 3am yesterday (August 19) when a trespasser entered a property before the victim woke up and chased the suspect out of the house.

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Ferryhill man sent to prison for 15 years for harrowing rape

17th August 2018

​A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

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Phone scammers in Bishop Auckland pose as police

17th August 2018

PHONE scammers posed as police officers to try to trick householders into handing over their bank details.

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Police release CCTV images of man following public order incident

17th August 2018

​Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a suspected racially aggravated public order incident.

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Crime-fighting detectives raise funds for suicide prevention charity

16th August 2018

​A TEAM of crime-fighting detectives who climbed the Three Peaks in 24 hours have raised £1,800 for a suicide prevention charity.

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Attempted robbery in Stanley

16th August 2018

​Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery on a 24-year-old woman as she walked alone in an underpass.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a car left the motorway

16th August 2018

​The collision happened just before 7am yesterday (August 15) between junction 58 and 59 at the Burtree interchange on the A1M.

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A Day In The Life of... A Response Officer

15th August 2018

​It’s 7am: the start of another shift for PC Martain Anderson and A-Relief at Consett response team. First up is a briefing from the duty sergeant.

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Police try to solve horse problem in Bishop Auckland

15th August 2018

Police are keen to hear from horse owners who are interested in discounted microchipping.

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Did you witness an assault in Darlington on Monday?

15th August 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man suffered serious injuries in an assault in Darlington.

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Kind offer to repair damaged baby graves

15th August 2018

​A STONEMASON has offered to repair damaged baby graves for free.

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Arrest following serious assault in Darlington

14th August 2018

It is believed the suspect launched an unprovoked attack, punching the injured man to the floor, knocking him unconscious.

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Man arrested on suspicion of affray following incident in Crook

13th August 2018

Police were called to the Market Place at around 3am yesterday morning (August 12) to reports of a disturbance.

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Girl, 4, saves mother's life with 999 call

10th August 2018

​A BRAVE young girl dialled 999 and saved the life of her unconscious mother who lay bleeding from a head wound after a fall in the family home.

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New police operation educates drivers how to overtake cyclists

10th August 2018

​A NEW police operation has educated drivers on how to overtake cyclists at a safe distance.

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Three charged after drug raids in Horden and Peterlee

10th August 2018

THREE people have been charged in connection with the supply of drugs following raids carried out in east Durham last week.

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Police appeal for witnesses after young boy was knocked of his bike

10th August 2018

The incident happened on the A181 between Wheatley Hill and Wingate and involved a 12-year-old boy.

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Search is on to find green-fingered thief

9th August 2018

A SERIAL plant pincher is being sought in connection with a number of thefts from gardens in a County Durham village.

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Man to appear in court charged in connection with stabbing in Darlington

9th August 2018

Christopher Fothergill, of Paddock Lane, in Darlington will appear before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe later today.

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Concerns over missing 14-year-old boy

9th August 2018

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a 14-year-old boy who has been missing from his home in Tow Law for more than a week.

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Have you seen this scooter?

9th August 2018

It was stolen from outside of an address on Heaviside place, Gilesgate in Durham on Monday

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Police put on family activities for free

6th August 2018

A WHOLE host of family fun activities are on the way to Chester-le-Street – and they’re all FREE.

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Barnard Castle welcomes new bobby to the beat!

6th August 2018

PC Mark Gilchrist is picking up the reins from PC Stephen Purchase who has moved into prison handling within the force.

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Jail for cricket club treasurer who fleeced friends out of life savings

3rd August 2018

A CONMAN who fleeced his friends out of more than £300,000 and helped himself to cash from a cricket club has been jailed for seven years.

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Stars of Police Interceptors rev up for race

3rd August 2018

​Stars of the hit TV show Police Interceptors are revving up to raise money for charity in a 24-hour go-kart race.

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Campaign launched to target speeding drivers

3rd August 2018

A week-long campaign targeting speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday 6th August.

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Man who urinated on bus spat in drivers face when asked to leave

2nd August 2018

At around 8.20pm, the driver of the X10 was travelling a long Burnhope way, Peterlee when he noticed the suspect urinating into a bottle.

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Operation Seabrook: 11 men to face no further action, six remain under investigation

1st August 2018

​ELEVEN men who were under investigation following allegations of abuse at a former detention centre are to face no further action.

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Jail for prolific Darlington burglar

1st August 2018

​A PROLIFIC criminal who burgled a Darlington care home has been jailed for more than five years.

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Sixteen arrests following early morning raid across Peterlee

1st August 2018

At 7.30am, teams of officers swooped on properties in Peterlee and Horden in a crackdown on suspected drug dealers.

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Operation Seabrook - Medomsley Detention Centre

1st August 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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Police step up patrols at Stanley golf club

31st July 2018

​Police will step up patrols at a Stanley golf club following a string of anti-social behaviour (ASB) reports.

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Life sentences for pair who murdered County Durham man and ‘left him for dead’

31st July 2018

TWO men who viciously assaulted a man and left him for dead have been handed life sentences.

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Help police tackle nuisance off-road bikes in Darlington

30th July 2018

​POLICE in Darlington are appealing to the public to help stop off-road bikes causing a nuisance in the town.

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Teenagers arrested following police pursuit

30th July 2018

​TWO teenagers have been arrested after a car was stopped on the A688 in Bishop Auckland in the early hours of this morning following a police pursuit.

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Detectives appeal after young girl is robbed in Bishop Auckland

27th July 2018

The teenager was left upset after being attacked as she walked towards Bracks Farm housing estate in Bishop Auckland.

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Police forces reveal latest drink and drug driving results

26th July 2018

Cleveland and Durham police have revealed the results of their latest drink drive campaign.​

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Men charged with kidnap and modern day slavery following Shildon incident

25th July 2018

Both men appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court today (July 25) where they have been remanded in custody.

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'Thank you' to trauma teddy knitters

25th July 2018

COMPASSIONATE crafters who have knitted more than 100 trauma teddies to comfort young children have been thanked for their efforts.

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Crackdown on deliberate fires in Stanley

24th July 2018

Emergency services have teamed up to crack down on deliberate fires in Stanley.

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Home Secretary visits Durham Constabulary

23rd July 2018

HOME Secretary Sajid Javid today visited Durham Constabulary to see how the force is tackling a number of key policing issues.

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Police concern for welfare of man seen with blood on wrists

18th July 2018

Concerns have been raised by a member of the public who saw the man at Burnip Road, Murton at about 8.30am today.

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Fraudster jailed for seven years for £8million investment con

18th July 2018

​A FRAUDSTER who played a key role in a multi-million pound con which duped investors out of nearly £8million has been jailed for seven years.

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Missing teenager found safe and well

16th July 2018

We’re pleased to report that 15-year-old Alzebeta Daniella Kapurova has been found safe and well.

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“He will live forever in our hearts” say the family of a boy who died in a collision

16th July 2018

​“He will live forever in our hearts” say the family of a boy who tragically died after being struck by a van.

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Biker cops gear up for BikeWise

16th July 2018

​DURHAM’S biker cops are gearing up for one of the North-East’s biggest family fun days.

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Police praise for crowds at annual Durham Miners' Gala

14th July 2018

​POLICE have thanked the tens of thousands of people who attended today’s Durham Miners’ Gala after the annual event passed off without incident.

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Human skull found in Darlington dates back to Iron Age, police confirm

13th July 2018

HUMAN remains found in the garden of a property in Darlington date back to the Iron Age, police can confirm.

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Young people warned not to drink by rivers

13th July 2018

The warning is being issued by Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary and a local angling club on the back of an incident in Chester-le-Street

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Police Minister hosts bravery awards reception at no10

13th July 2018

Courageous officers from England and Wales praised for commitment to duty.

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Police prepare for busy weekend across County Durham and Darlington

13th July 2018

​POLICE are preparing for a busy weekend as a number of events get underway across the county.

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Grand opening of Peterlee Community Garden

13th July 2018

​Land damaged by anti-social behaviour has been turned into a blossoming community garden in Woodhouse Park, Peterlee.

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Tributes paid to Stanley man who died following collision

13th July 2018

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

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A 'thank you' to fans following trouble-free World Cup semi-final

12th July 2018

​POLICE have thanked football fans after England’s devastating World Cup defeat passed without trouble.

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Training agreement with Bahrain

11th July 2018

DURHAM Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner and Durham Constabulary have this week signed an Agreement with the Ministry of the Interior in Bahrain to deliver training in forensics to the Bahraini Police Force.

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Street wardens injured: police appeal for information

10th July 2018

TWO council wardens were injured when their van windows were smashed during a disturbance.

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Appeal following Land Rover theft

9th July 2018

​DETECTIVES are appealing for information following the theft of a Land Rover.

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Police investigate suspected arson following allotment fire

9th July 2018

​Police are investigating a suspected arson following a fire at an allotment in Catchgate.

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Football fans urged to enjoy Wednesday's semi-final safely and responsibly

9th July 2018

AS THE World Cup semi-final approaches, police are urging fans to enjoy the