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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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