Smithy the puppy has been adopted by Durham Constabulary to honour PC Gavin Smith, who died of cancer in February aged just 34.Read the full story ›
Mental health practitioners will work with police officers to assess the mental health of people who have come into contact with police.Read the full story ›
From Monday 11 September, officers will stop vehicles where drivers or passengers are not wearing their seat-beltsRead the full story ›
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a collision in St Helen Auckland on Tuesday 22 August.Read the full story ›
A 22-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing.
Kieran Smith, of Tenth Street, Horden, has been charged with attempted murder after a man was found with life-threatening injuries in Horden.
It happened in Warren Square at around 6.50pm on August 9.
The 38-year-old victim suffered critical chest injuries and remains in hospital.
Mr Smith is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on August 12.
A 23-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released under investigation.
Two more men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in County Durham
Police were called to reports of an assault at around 6:50pm on Wednesday 9 August.
A man was left with life threatening injuries after the stabbing in Warren Square in Horden.
Two men, aged 22 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are being interviewed by police.
A 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released under investigation.
The victim suffered critical injuries and remains in hospital.
Any witnesses to the incident, or anyone with any information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101, quoting incident number 383 of August 9
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Drivers across Cleveland and Co Durham are being warned about the penalties for being caught using mobile phones behind the wheel.Read the full story ›
People are being urged to come forward with information after the remains of eight deer were discovered in County Durham.
Two were found on farmland, the others had been left in bin bags at a picnic area.
Police say they need help from the public in order to combat a spate of crimes, which they say are on the increase: