Boy, 7, killed in Beamish accident

An inquest today returned a verdict of accidental death in the case of Karl Doran, who was killed in Beamish in July 2012

Karl Doran

Child who died at Beamish named

Police confirm the engine involved in an incident in which a boy died at Beamish was being driven by his father.

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Police seek "vital witnesses" to fatal crash

Police are looking for two drivers who may have witnessed a crash in which a man died.

Ian Brown, 45, was driving a Suzuki Swift along the A693 near Beamish on 9th February, just before midday. His car was involved in a collision with four other vehicles.

Durham Police officers want to speak to two people who may have seen what happened:

  • Male driver of a blue car, possibly a hatchback, heading east towards Chester-le-Street. The car was driving behind the cars involved in the crash and turned and drove away.
  • Driver of a small silver car, similar to a Citreon Berlingo, which was heading west towards Stanley.

Neither of the drivers is suspected of involvement in the crash, but police say they are "potentially vital" witnesses.

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa gives his reindeer a rest and hitches a ride on a Sea King Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It might still be five and a half weeks until Christmas, but that didn't stop Santa Claus making a dramatic arrival in County Durham this weekend. Saint Nick gave his reindeer a rest by flying into Beamish Museum on a Sea King helicopter. He'll be there every weekend until Christmas.

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