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Police appeal for witnesses following disturbance in Cockfield

21st February 2019

The incident, involving four women happened outside of The Kings Inn at around 1am on Saturday morning.

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Police issue warning to dog owners after a sheep was injured

20th February 2019

The incident is believed to have happened on Friday morning after the sheep was discovered with an injured ear.

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Warning after laser shone at plane

20th February 2019

WE ARE warning people of the dangers of shining laser pens at aircrafts after a plane was targeted near Darlington.

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Jail for prolific burglar and car thief

20th February 2019

​A PROLIFIC thief who committed 83 offences across the north of England has been jailed for eight years.

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Another success for Operation Tramline

19th February 2019

​Four days of action targeting large goods vehicles resulted in fines for 26 large goods drivers for not wearing their seatbelts.

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Do you recognise these men?

19th February 2019

Police are investigating a burglary at a pub in Chester-le-Street.

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Bikes and mopeds seized in crackdown on nuisance riders

19th February 2019

FIVE off-road bikes and mopeds have been seized by police as part of a crackdown on nuisance riding in Darlington.

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Pair charged following a robbery in Horden on Saturday

18th February 2019

​The incident occurred on Third Street at around 11.30am on Saturday morning (February 16).

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Appeal to trace Eastern European men following burglary

18th February 2019

​WE'RE appealing for help to trace four Eastern European men who are suspected of a burglary.

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Masked burglars steal cash and jewellery from woman

16th February 2019

MASKED men stole cash and jewellery after smashing their way into a house and robbing a woman as she prayed in her bedroom.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision near Chilton

15th February 2019

The incident occurred outside of the Eden Arms (A167) on January 15 at around 4.15pm.

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Man sentenced to life after stabbing motorbike owner

15th February 2019

A jury at Newcastle Crown Court today convicted Richard Alexander Lee of the murder of Ryan Thompson, who died after being stabbed through the chest in Sacriston last year.

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Horse injured following a collision at Lanchester

15th February 2019

The accident happened at around 4pm on Monday night (February 11) and involved a HGV.​

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New taxi payment scheme aims to cut crime

14th February 2019

​​Taxi drivers across County Durham are being allowed to request payment in advance if a journey is likely to cost more than £10 thanks to a new scheme which aims to reduce crime.

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Unsung control room heroes shortlisted for national award

12th February 2019

​A team within Durham Constabulary’s control room have been named as finalists for the team of the year award at this year’s APD Control Room Awards.

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Shildon vehicle fires were targeted, police say

12th February 2019

OFFICERS investigating an arson in which a number of vehicles were set alight believe it to be a targeted attack.

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Warning after woman scammed on online dating site

11th February 2019

​WE ARE urging people to be vigilant when using online dating sites after a woman was conned out of tens of thousands of pounds.

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Elderly woman’s purse snatched while waiting for the bus

11th February 2019

​AN ELDERLY woman has had her purse snatched from her handbag while waiting for the bus.

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Warning on dangers of taking drugs following man's death

10th February 2019

POLICE have issued a warning about the dangers of taking drugs after a man died this weekend.

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Appeal after man dies after being struck by car

10th February 2019

​POLICE are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a car in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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Girl, 11, seriously injured after being struck by car in Darlington

8th February 2019

A GIRL is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being knocked down by a car.

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Police welcome decision to remove Durham restaurant licences

8th February 2019

​POLICE have welcomed the decision to strip a restaurant chain of two licences over concerns about the employment of illegal workers.

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Police forces join together for rural crime clampdown

8th February 2019

​A MAJOR operation targeting rural crime, involving six police forces across the north of England, took place last night.

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Couple rob from pregnant lady in New Brancepeth

6th February 2019

The incident occurred on Prospect Terrace, in New Brancepeth at around 8.40pm last night (February 5).

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Appeal after homeowners threatened in Stanley

6th February 2019

Officers are appealing for information after four men armed with baseball bats broke into a flat and threatened the occupants.

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Sports sessions introduced in Peterlee to tackle anti-social behaviour

6th February 2019

Efforts to get youths off the streets are being taken at a Peterlee shopping centre in collaboration with local partners and Police.

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Judge praises officers who caught child rapist

5th February 2019

​TWO police officers and a civilian member of staff have been commended by a judge for their work in bringing a child rapist to justice.

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Cannabis farm found in Evenwood

5th February 2019

​Police have uncovered a cannabis farm in a house in Evenwood.

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Top cop retires after completing 30 years’ service

5th February 2019

Hartlepool lad, Chief Superintendent Paul Beddow is bowing out after an impressive career spanning three decades.

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A driver has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the wheel

4th February 2019

The 66-year-old man was driving a Skoda Fabia car along Quebec Street, in Langley Park when the crash happened.

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133 drivers a day found speeding across Cleveland and Durham

4th February 2019

​A campaign to tackle speeding motorists found 133 drivers speeding per day across Cleveland and Durham.

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More than 300 plants seized from Stanley cannabis farm

1st February 2019

​MORE THAN 300 cannabis plants were seized from a property in Stanley earlier this week.

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Arrest after man seriously assaulted in Easington Colliery

1st February 2019

​POLICE investigating a serious assault in Easington Colliery have arrested a suspect.

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Luxury jewellery, vehicles and cash seized in the fight against organised crime

31st January 2019

Four Rolex watches, a bag stuffed with £125,000 cash and a five-berth motorhome have all been seized in the past year because it is believed they are linked to serious and organised crime.

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Police appeal after man injured in Sacriston

31st January 2019

A 73-year-old man was injured at the traffic lights on Plawsworth Road sometime between 5.30-5.45pm yesterday.

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Pedestrian who died in crash near Stanley is named

31st January 2019

​A pedestrian who died following a collision on the A693 near Stanley on Monday night has been named.

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Police advice: De-icing cars

31st January 2019

​Durham Constabulary are urging drivers not to leave their car unattended with the engine running as it defrosts during the current cold spell.

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Darlington Street Friends launched to keep people safe on a night

30th January 2019

​KIND-HEARTED volunteers have come together to help people stay safe on the streets of Darlington.

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‘Unsung heroes’ of the force are praised for their continued support

30th January 2019

Jim Taylor and Margaret Toward, from the Welfare team were presented with WOW Awards at a ceremony last week.

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Male voice choir celebrates 70th anniversary

30th January 2019

​The Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a concert at Spennymoor Town Hall, on Saturday, April 27, at 7pm.

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A pedestrian has died following a collision on the A693 at Stanley last night

29th January 2019

The accident happened at around 6.30pm on the westbound carriageway between East Stanley and Beamish roundabout.

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Community officer recognised for assisting a vulnerable lady

29th January 2019

Brian came to the aid of an elderly lady whose house was targeted on Halloween.

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Three jailed for ‘sustained and repeated’ attack

28th January 2019

​THREE men have been sentenced to more than six years in prison following an assault which left a man with a ruptured spleen.

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A man caught exposing himself to vulnerable women has been sentenced

28th January 2019

Jayson Kent appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Friday (January 25) for sentencing.

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Mother and son duo recognised for their outstanding efforts

28th January 2019

​Sergeant Katrina Meisuria, from Bishop Auckland response team and Mini Police officer Zack Meisuria, 11 were presented with WOW awards at a ceremony last week.

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Drugs gang jailed for more than 100 years

25th January 2019

A LONG-RUNNING investigation into organised crime has dealt a major blow to drug dealing in County Durham with 17 people being convicted for their parts in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

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Driver seriously injured after car hits tree near Lanchester

25th January 2019

A DRIVER has been left with serious injuries after his car left the road and hit a tree.

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A cafe ran by cops?

24th January 2019

Officers are inviting residents to their very own ‘blue light’ café which will open in Spennymoor town centre this month.

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Generous cops come together to help out teen

23rd January 2019

Chloe Keogan, from Witton Gilbert, was taking part in a charity bag pack at Consett B & M bargains in December when one of her buckets containing a sum of money went missing from the checkout.

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