Police have issued a warning to motorists after a woman driver was pulled over on the motorway by someone claiming to be a police officer.Read the full story ›
A man has been charged with the murder of another man who died following an assault in Chester-le-Street.Read the full story ›
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after an incident in which he went to the aid of a police officer during a disturbance in Chester-le-Street, County Durham.
The man, aged 36, suffered severe head injuries during an incident in the Victor Street area on Saturday morning.
He remains in a critical but stable condition at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Christopher Hills, 30, of Gregory Terrace, Houghton-le-Spring, has been charged with assaulting a police officer and assaulting a member of the public.
Three other people – a 30-year-old man and two women aged 35 and 36 – who were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent - have been released under investigation.
"We believe this was a targeted assault and that all parties were known to each other.
“Officers will remain in the Victor Street area of the town over the next few days as enquiries continue.
“I would like to appeal to anyone with any information on an incident occurring in Victor Street between 12am and 5.30am on Saturday morning to come forward.”
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The Community Peer Mentor scheme is expanding across more towns and villages throughout County Durham and Darlington.Read the full story ›
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Police are appealing for the public's help to locate missing man Paul Kylo.
Paul, aged 43, was reported missing on Monday, May 8 from Hopewood Park Hospital and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a navy parka-style jacket and trainers.
He is described as 6' tall, of slim build with dark brown hair. His last known home address is in the Chester-Le-Street area.