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Man taken to hospital after suspected explosion in Darlington

Wordsworth Road Credit: @CDDFRS

A man has been taken to hospital after a suspected explosion in Darlington.

Police officers, fire fighters and the ambulance service are at the scene.

Police were called to reports of a gas explosion at a property on Wordsworth Road.

The fire service set up an exclusion zone as a safety precaution.


Durham police 'extremely concerned' for missing man

CCTV captures some of the last known movements of Kevin Hauxwell Credit: Durham Police

Police searching for a missing man have released CCTV images of some of his last known movements.

Kevin Hauxwell who is 50 was captured on CCTV footage in Darlington town centre yesterday (27th January)

Officers say the last reliable sighting of him was at 9.30pm on Saturday.

We hope that the CCTV footage of Kevin may jog somebody’s memory and assist us with our ongoing enquiry. We are extremely concerned for Kevin’s welfare.

We are interested to hear from anyone who saw Kevin yesterday evening.

– Durham Police
Kevin Hauxwell hasn't been seen since Saturday 27th January Credit: Durham Police

Kevin is described as 5’10” and is believed to be wearing jeans, a navy blue coat with brass buttons and ox leather orange shoes.


North East MP to take on the London Marathon

Jenny Chapman, the Darlington MP (Labour) Credit: ITV

The Darlington MP Jenny Chapman is to take on the challenge of running the 2018 London Marathon.

She made the announcement on her Twitter page.

The run takes place on the 22nd of April.

Jenny Chapman MP made the announcement on her Twitter account Credit: @JennyChapman

If you're in training for the 2018 London Marathon let us know! We'd love to hear your stories - why you are running and who you are raising money for.


Serious assault in Darlington

Police are investigating a serious assault which resulted in a man being admitted to Darlington Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The incident took place in Darlington in the early hours of this morning.

The victim remains in a serious but stable condition.

In connection with the ongoing investigation, Powlett Street, Darlington is currently closed.

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