News Archive

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Six men arrested in connection with firearms incident in Wingate

23rd November 2017

Durham Police were called to Coronation Road at 6.20pm on Tuesday (November 21), where a 4x4 had driven through the front gates of a property

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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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Men to be prosecuted as part of historic abuse investigation

21st November 2017

​SEVEN men have been summonsed to court in relation to allegations of abuse of young men at the former Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett.

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Underage drinking tackled in Bishop Auckland

17th November 2017

Police officers tackling underage drinking in Bishop Auckland are warning parents not to buy alcohol.

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Driver involved in a collision is being sought by police

16th November 2017

The incident happened on Haughton Road, Darlington on Saturday (November 11) at around 1pm

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Family of man missing for two days thanks emergency services for help in search

16th November 2017

​THE family of a man who went missing for two days has thanked police for their help in the search.

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Burglary victim left upset after thieves steal £7000 worth of horse equipment

15th November 2017

The burglars broke into a garage on Low Station Road, Leamside, in Houghton-Le-Spring between 8.30am and 4pm on November 8.

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New wheels for Christmas? Check the laws.

15th November 2017

Police are reminding members of the public who may be planning to buy vehicles such as motorcycles, mini motos and quad bikes as Christmas presents to check the laws before buying.

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Twenty new PCSOs will take to the streets of County Durham and Darlington

14th November 2017

Twenty new PCSOs will take to the streets of County Durham and Darlington in the coming weeks.

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Tributes paid to cyclist who died in High Shincliffe collision

14th November 2017

​THE family of a cyclist who tragically died following a collision last week have paid tribute to him, describing him as a ‘devoted husband, wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend.’

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DCI awarded SIO of the year 2017

14th November 2017

​DCI Michael Callan who recently retired from Durham Constabulary after 35 years of exemplary police service has been awarded National Senior Investigative Officer (SIO) of the year 2017.

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CCTV released following suspected theft

13th November 2017

POLICE investigating a suspected theft have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Detectives investigating sexual assault re-appeal for public’s help to identify man

10th November 2017

​Detectives investigating a sexual assault are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Durham police officers receive award for going the extra mile

10th November 2017

​Two Durham police officers have won an award for going the extra mile.

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Appeal following armed robbery at Peterlee

10th November 2017

​Officers attended reports of an armed robbery at a Post Office on York Road, Peterlee this morning (November 10).

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Durham Constabulary ‘outstanding’ for third year running

9th November 2017

DURHAM Constabulary has been graded as outstanding across all areas of efficiency for the third year running.

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Durham Constabulary takes part in national firearms surrender

9th November 2017

​POLICE in Durham are urging people to hand over any unwanted guns and ammunition as part of a national firearms surrender.

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Don't get bitten by a loan shark this Christmas

8th November 2017

​Durham Constabulary are working with the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) to steer residents away from borrowing from loan sharks in the lead up to Christmas.

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Police urge owners to take care when de-icing cars following theft

8th November 2017

Police are urging car owners to take extra care when de-icing cars following the theft of a van this morning.

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Motorbike damaged whilst parked on a driveway

8th November 2017

On Friday, October, 20 between 3pm and 4pm, a motorbike was damaged while parked on a driveway in Chilton.

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Man indecently exposes himself in Darlington

7th November 2017

The incident happened between 9am and 10am in the woodland area in Merrybent, Darlington on Thursday (November 2).

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Charity collection tins stolen from store in Bishop Auckland

7th November 2017

The incident occurred at Global Education Trust on Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland.

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Remembrance events

7th November 2017

​WE ARE proud to be supporting two Remembrance events in Durham City this weekend.

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Elderly woman left with head injury after being robbed in Darlington

7th November 2017

The 67-year-old woman was walking along Eastbourne Road from Neasham Road last night (Monday, October 6) at around 8.20pm when a man on a bike approached and grabbed the lady’s handbag from her shoulder.

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Darlington rapist jailed for 12 years

6th November 2017

​A RAPIST who attacked a stranger on a riverbank has been jailed for 12 years.

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Historical explosive devices handed in at Police Station

6th November 2017

HISTORICAL explosive devices were handed in at Durham City Police Station. The devices were brought to the front desk at about 2:50pm today (November 6).

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Purse stolen as lady falls asleep on bus

6th November 2017

POLICE investigating the theft of a women's purse have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Quadbike stolen from a shed in Consett

6th November 2017

The burglary took place on Iveston Lane, Consett between 9pm October 1 and 6am October 2.

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Burglary victim devastated after thieves steal sentimental jewellery

3rd November 2017

​A BURGLARY victim has been left devastated after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of sentimental jewellery.

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Officer speaks of ‘humbling’ experience after being deployed to British Virgin Islands

1st November 2017

A DURHAM Constabulary officer who travelled to the hurricane hit British Virgin Islands to help with the relief effort has described it as ‘the toughest and most humbling job he has ever done.’

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Trick or treaters - take heed of this useful advice!

31st October 2017

​Trick or treaters! Take heed of this useful advice... 👻

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Appeal following violent disturbance in Darlington

31st October 2017

​OFFICERS are investigating a violent disturbance at a pub in Darlington.

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Police warn stolen drugs could prove fatal

31st October 2017

​POLICE have warned that drugs stolen from a pharmacy overnight could prove fatal if taken incorrectly.

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Inspirational officers and staff celebrated at annual conference

30th October 2017

INSPIRATIONAL people from across Durham Constabulary were honoured at an annual award ceremony last week.

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Fraudster who preyed on grieving families jailed for ten years

27th October 2017

​A FRAUDSTER who conned grieving families out of tens of thousands of pounds has been jailed for ten years.

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Investigation after suspects blow up cash machine

26th October 2017

​​A cash machine has been blown up in an attempt to steal money this morning.

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A Motorist and their passenger have been seriously injured

25th October 2017

​A MOTORIST and their passenger have been seriously injured after a collision with another car.

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Allotment holder upset after his white ducks were found dead

25th October 2017

​AN ALLOTMENT holder has been left upset after a number of his white ducks were found dead and scattered around his plot in Stanley.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision with a car

23rd October 2017

​A MOTORCYCLIST has been seriously injured after 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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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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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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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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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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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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Have you seen Chloe?

10th October 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alcohol seized from underage drinkers

4th September 2017

​POLICE have seized alcohol from underage drinkers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cyclists injured in A689 collision

21st July 2017

​A CYCLIST has been seriously injured following a crash.

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Appeal for motorist in murder investigation

2nd July 2017

Appeal for driver who unknowingly drove past a fatal street stabbing

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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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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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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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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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Motorist dies in crash

29th June 2017

Police appeal after fatal collision on country road

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Appeal following West Cornforth fire

4th June 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grandad dies on tractor rally

30th May 2017

Robert Hanson was killed when his vintage tractor left the road

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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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​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