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Disabled woman robbed at knife-point in Darlington

Detectives are appealing for information after a disabled woman was robbed at knifepoint in Darlington.

The woman was on her mobility scooter when she was approached by a man who threatened her with a knife before taking her purse.

The incident took place between 5pm and 5.30pm on October 3, on the footpath which runs from the McMullen Road and Haughton Road junction, through to the Red Hall estate, parallel to the River Skerne.

“This was a cowardly attack on a vulnerable and defenceless woman, who has been left badly shaken by the incident.

“I would urge anyone with any information to come forward.”

– Acting Detective Inspector John Hoar, from Darlington CID

Café owner: Arson attack in Darlington is 'soul destroying'

A café owner from Darlington says finding her business had been destroyed in an arson attack was "soul destroying".

Rosie Hodgson and her husband opened Cozy Coffee in 2015, but on Friday morning they woke to find their business had been burnt down.

Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, Rosie says the once busy cafe was the "hub of the community":


Darlington golf club staff held up at gunpoint

Police are appealing for information. Credit: ITV News

Two men, armed with a shotgun and a hammer, have conducted an armed robbery at a golf club in County Durham.

Staff at Blackwell Grange Golf Club, in Darlington, were threatened by the raiders in a terrifying ordeal at around 10.30pm on Saturday.

The robbers made off with a 'substantial', but undisclosed, amount of money.

“While this was a distressing incident for those involved, I would like to reassure the community that thankfully, crimes of this nature are extremely rare.

“Nobody sustained any injuries during the incident and the victims are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

“I would like to appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.”

– Det Sgt Stew Walker, Durham Police
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