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Five men bailed after 'sheep rustling attack'

The men have since been released on bail

Five men, who were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery yesterday evening, have been released on bail. It follows reports a woman was attacked by two men who were trying to steal her flock of sheep. She is said to be in a serious condition in hospital.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to Crathorne on July 25 after the victim was assaulted with a large piece of wood. She was treated at the scene before being flown to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Two charged with attempted robbery at Darlington corner shop

Seema News and off-licence Credit: Google Street View

Police have charged two people in connection with an attempted robbery at a corner shop in Darlington.

A masked gunman burst into Seema News and off-licence on North Road and threatened a shopkeeper on the night of July 23. The offender left empty handed and no-one was injured.

Lee David Roberts, 34, and Lucy Brack, 24, of Eldon Street in Darlington have both been arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery.

The pair will appear before magistrates at Newton Aycliffe this morning.


Man charged with attempted murder after Darlington restaurant stabbing

Police officer outside Shapla Tandoori Restaurant on Northgate, Darlington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A man has been charged with attempted murder after two men were stabbed in an Indian restaurant on Thursday evening.

Durham Constabulary said that a 43-year-old man has been charged after the attack at Shapla Tandoori Restaurant in Darlington in County Durham.

A 17-year-old man was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with serious abdominal injuries where his current condition is described as serious but stable.

A 39-year-old man was also taken to hospital and treated for injuries to his arm.

Girl, 13, in hospital after being knocked off her bike

​A 13-year-old girl is seriously ill in hospital after the bicycle she was travelling on was hit by a car in Darlington.

A white Toyota Avensis was involved in the incident at around 6.30pm on July 20, outside the May Flower Court Care Home on Yarm Road.

The girl was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough with serious head injuries.

The 45-year-old local man driving the Toyota was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

No trains between Newcastle and Darlington

All services have been suspended on CrossCountry between Darlington and Newcastle.

It's after a lightning strike damaged the signalling system.

Trains are unable to run on any of the lines and so all First Transpennine Express, Northern and Virgin Trains East Coast services are also cancelled at the moment.


First photo of Darlington bus crash victim released

Elieen Brennan who died in Darlington Credit: Durham Constabulary

The family of Eileen Brennan, 82, who died when a bus crashed into a bank in Darlington town centre have paid tribute to her.

The great-gran was killed when the Arriva bus crashed into the Halifax bank, in Northgate.

In a statement her family said she was a "beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed."

"We're deeply saddened by Thursday's events" - Arriva release statement

Arriva have released a further statement following Thursday's (7th July) fatal bus crash in Darlington.

Eighty-two year old Eileen Brennan died after an Arriva bus left the road and crashed into the Halifax Bank on Northgate in the town.

“We’re deeply saddened by Thursday’s events, our immediate thoughts are with the families of those involved.

Whilst an investigation is being carried out it’s too early to speculate and identify any future changes.

Once the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident have been established we can look at what changes, if any, could be made.”

– Nigel Featham, regional managing director
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