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Posted on Thursday 14 September 2023
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Eight people have been arrested as part of Durham Constabulary’s relentless pursuit of prolific offenders.

The six men and two women were arrested on suspicion of offences, including drugs and licence breaches during a day of action yesterday for Operation Trident, which is the force’s response to tackling neighbourhood crime.

Officers were out and about across County Durham and Darlington giving suspects unexpected and unwanted wake-up calls.

Several addresses in Darlington, Peterlee and Chester-le-Street were targeted using warrants or by simply just knocking on the door.

A quantity of Class A drugs and cannabis were recovered during house searches.

Superintendent Lee Gosling, of Durham Constabulary, said: “If people are prepared to commit crime, then they need to be prepared to accept that we will catch them and make them face up to the consequences of breaking the law.

“We know our communities will not and should not accept this kind of criminality and we thank them for their continued support.

“We are here 24/7, 365 days of the year for our community and anyone who commits a crime can expect a visit from us day or night.

“Anyone with any information regarding potential criminality in your area should report it to us – we will always act on intelligence submitted to us.”

Information about suspicious activity happening in their area can be shared via our live chat on our website at

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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