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Tasers to be made available to all frontline officers

21st August 2019

In a move designed to offer more protection to both the public and the police, all frontline officers are being offered upgraded Tasers.

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Former army officer appointed as new Deputy Chief Constable

20th August 2019

Dave Orford, who has held the position temporarily for the last three months, has now been appointed to the post on a permanent basis.

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Eleven charged following protest at County Durham quarry

20th August 2019

Officers attended Field House Quarry, near West Rainton, in the early hours of yesterday morning (August 19) after around 30 demonstrators entered the site to protest against coal mining.

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Over £300 raised for vulnerable old lady from Newton Aycliffe

19th August 2019

Elizabeth Adams, 82, from the Simpasture area of Newton Aycliffe lost her pension when out shopping in the town centre earlier this month.

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Restorative Justice brings closure to victim

16th August 2019

When Mark Dobie was driving home on September 29, the last thing he expected was to be involved in a head on collision which would leave him with such serious injuries he would be in an induced coma for four weeks and have to undergo years of recovery.

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Man found guilty of manslaughter

15th August 2019

A MAN has been found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing his brother three times in the chest.

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Burglar who tricked his way into elderly man’s home appears in court

15th August 2019

​A man who tricked his way into the home of an elderly vulnerable man and stole his wallet has been convicted.

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John Littlewood murder: family appeals for justice

14th August 2019

​Two weeks on from John Littlewood’s death, his father and step-mum have issued a heartfelt appeal urging anyone who knows anything about their son's tragic death to come forward and speak to police.

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Young mother praises services for What3words rescue

12th August 2019

A young mother has praised the police and the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team (TWSMRT) for coming to her aid after a forest walk went wrong.

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Durham officer takes part in poignant Roma Holocaust memorial ceremony

8th August 2019

​A Durham Constabulary officer has taken part in a poignant remembrance ceremony to honour the hundreds of thousands of Roma Gypsies who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

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Woman who died in collision is named by police

8th August 2019

​A woman who died following a collision on the A1(M) has been named as 68-year-old Mary Graham.

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Speeding crackdown launched across Cleveland and Durham

5th August 2019

Officers across Cleveland and Durham are taking part in a national campaign aimed at tackling speeding drivers.

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Van driver in court following fatal collision

5th August 2019

​A man has appeared at court following a collision in which a woman sadly died.

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Further witnesses sought in Blackhall Colliery murder investigation

5th August 2019

​Detectives investigating the murder of a man have reassured witnesses that any information given will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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Man left with broken jaw following assault in Chester-le-Street

2nd August 2019

​Officers are appealing for witnesses to an assault which left a man with a broken jaw.

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Teesdale's latest Young Hero revealed

2nd August 2019

​A teenager is leading the way as Teesdale’s latest Young Hero.

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Three arrested in Blackhall Colliery murder investigation

2nd August 2019

Detectives investigating the murder of John Littlewood have today arrested three men in connection with the incident.

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“He has given me a bit of life back and I just wanted to say thank you to this amazing man…"

2nd August 2019

Police volunteer Stephen Maitland has received a Wow! Award nomination for his help in helping a member of the public feel at ease in a new area.

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Murder investigation launched after body found in Blackhall Colliery

1st August 2019

​Police have launched a murder investigation after a man’s body was found in a house in Blackhall Colliery.

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Burton siblings are Weardale's first Young Heroes

31st July 2019

Quick-thinking children saved the life of their two-year-old sister after her dress caught fire while she hugged their new puppy.

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“When a community was giving up hope, these officers did not.”

31st July 2019

WELL done to PC Johnny Ruddick, who received a Wow! Award nomination from a grateful member of the public for his help regarding a nightmare neighbour.

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Man charged with murder after Chester-le-Street stabbing

25th July 2019

​A MAN will appear in magistrates’ court tomorrow charged with murder.

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