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Air gun fired at shop in County Durham

Durham Police are appealing for information after an air gun pellet was shot through a window of a shop.

The damage occurred to the Holland and Barratt Store, Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, sometime over the weekend Saturday February 27 to Sunday February 28.

The pellet has caused the glass to crack causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage and I would ask anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in this area to contact me."

– PC John Turnbull, Durham Constabulary

Pedestrian left with serious injuries after Bishop Auckland collision

Durham Police are appealing for information after a serious road traffic accident. It happened at 6am on December 23 on the A6072, West Auckland Road - Tindale Crescent, Bishop Auckland, near to it junction with the A688.

A Suzuki had entered the A6072 from the A688 and was travelling east when it hit a pedestrian who had emerged from slow moving traffic. The man suffered serious head injuries and has been transported to the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

The driver and the occupants of the Suzuki, a local man and his family, were uninjured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


County Durham gymnast delighted with World Championship bronze

A County Durham gymnast has expressed her delight after winning Great Britain's first ever women's team medal at the World Gymnastics Championships.

Amy Tinkler, from Bishop Auckland, was one of seven girls to clinch bronze for Team GB at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow last night.

The achievement was extra special for Amy as it came on her 16th birthday.

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