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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Classic Mini Nomad stolen in burglary

8th August 2017

​​A RARE classic car has been stolen from a garage.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cyclists injured in A689 collision

21st July 2017

​A CYCLIST has been seriously injured following a crash.

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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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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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