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Two jailed for physical abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre

18th April 2019

​Two men have been jailed for physically abusing young men at the former Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett.

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Teenage boys left with serious injuries in motorcycle crash

15th April 2019

TWO teenage boys have been injured after the motorcycle they were riding on was involved in a collision with a car at the weekend.

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Tributes paid to devoted father after fatal motorcycle crash

15th April 2019

TRIBUTES have been paid to a devoted father who died in a motorcycle crash last week.

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Cops catch up with shopper who was moments from death

12th April 2019

Edward West, 48 from Darlington was shopping in the Cornmill Centre on Monday afternoon when he found himself going into cardiac arrest.

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A motorcyclist has died in a collision last night

12th April 2019

The collision occurred at around 3.30pm on the A68 at Allensford Bank, Consett.

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How do authorised firearms officers make decisions?

11th April 2019

An investigation into how authorised firearms police officers make decisions in high stress situations is being carried out by researchers from Aston Uni and Uni of Nottingham.

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Police arrest 16 in crackdown on drug dealers

10th April 2019

At about 7.30am this morning, teams of officers simultaneously swooped on 21 properties across Darlington and Newton Aycliffe.

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WATCH the moment officer brings pursuit to an end

10th April 2019

Judge Prince praised the bravery of PCs Andy Garside and Naomi Anderson as he awarded them a judicial commendation for putting their own lives at risk to protect the public.

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Thank you from family of crash victim

9th April 2019

Mother-of-two Shantelle Kirkup was crossing the road with her husband and two children at a pedestrian crossing in Darlington when Shantelle and her son were hit by a Ford Focus.

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Father encouraged by steps to tackle stalking

8th April 2019

Following their daughter’s death in 2016, the parents of Alice Ruggles have been working to raise awareness about the dangers of stalking through their charity, the Alice Ruggles Trust.

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Did you witness a collision near Blackhall?

4th April 2019

The incident occurred at around 9pm last night (April 3) on the B1281, Hesleden Road outside of Hardwick Hall Manor Hotel.

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Joint charity ball raises over 3K for good causes

4th April 2019

The event raised £3,600 for Durham Agency Against Crime and The Fire Fighters Charity.

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Former Medomsley Detention Centre officers jailed for physically abusing inmates

4th April 2019

THREE men have been jailed for more than 14 years for physically abusing young men at the former Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett.

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Nuisance bikers to receive Easter cards from police

2nd April 2019

​EASTER cards from the police will be delivered to nuisance bikers telling them to behave as the weather warms up or face the consequences.

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Witness appeal after biker seriously injured in collision

1st April 2019

​OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to a collision which left a biker with serious injuries.

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Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run: police appeal for witnesses

1st April 2019

A PEDESTRIAN has been left with serious injuries after a hit-and-run incident.

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Appeal after attempted break-in at Peterlee supermarket

31st March 2019

POLICE are appealing for information to help trace the burglars who carried out a failed ram raid at a supermarket.

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Man charged with murder after stabbing in Durham

31st March 2019

A MAN is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with murder.

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Appeal after burglars disturbed during attempted break-in

29th March 2019

BURGLARS were disturbed by a householder as they tried to break into his home in broad daylight.

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Durham problem-solving initiative named best in the country

29th March 2019

​A PROJECT which supports vulnerable people and reduces demand on frontline emergency services has been crowned the top problem-solving initiative in the country.

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Police launch crackdown on speeding drivers

28th March 2019

​OFFICERS are once again cracking down on speeding drivers during a week-long campaign across Cleveland and Durham.

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Police officer to take on London Marathon for charity

28th March 2019

​A DURHAM officer is going the extra mile for charity – by taking on the London Marathon.

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Clampdown on anti-social behaviour in Sedgefield

28th March 2019

​Officers will be taking a zero tolerance approach to any youths found drinking and causing anti-social behaviour in Sedgefield.

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Did you witness a collision near Bowburn on Saturday?

27th March 2019

It is believed the driver of the fiesta moved into lane two and collided with the motorbike throwing the rider into the central reservation point.

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Did you witness a serious assault in Chester-le-Street?

26th March 2019

The incident occurred on Saturday (March 9) at around 6.45pm outside of The Wicket Gate on Front Street.

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Police urge residents to remain vigilant following burglary increase

26th March 2019

We are noticing that the burglaries have been occurring very early in the morning, on Chester-le-Street Front Street and surrounding areas.

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Man jailed for role in Class A drugs conspiracy

26th March 2019

​A COUNTY Durham man has been jailed for his part in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across the North of England.

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Appeal for vehicle sightings after Darlington cash machine raid

25th March 2019

DETECTIVES investigating a cash machine raid are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two suspect vehicles in the area more than three hours before the theft.

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Body found in River Wear confirmed as Timothy Stephenson

25th March 2019

The body was found by a member of the public at around 12.40pm yesterday (March 24).

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