The family of a County Durham man who died in police custody have taken the difficult decision to release CCTV of the moments after he died
A police officer from the Durham force has been found guilty of gross misconduct by a disciplinary panel.
Police are appealing for help from the public in their attempts to trace a woman missing from the Trimdon area.
A man who went missing from Durham has been found safe and well. Peter Hodgson was located in Scotland.
Durham Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of an elderly man who has gone missing.
Peter Hodgson, 76, was reporting missing from his home on Hylton Road, in Newton Hall at 7:30am on Wednesday.
Sergeant Bridget Orton, who is coordinating the investigation, said:
– Sgt Bridget Orton, Durham Police
"We are eager to trace Peter as soon as possible as he is reliant on specific medication which he does not have with him. He also may be confused and his family are very concerned for his welfare. Peter has links to both the Morpeth and Edinburgh areas and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him."
Anyone who knows of Mr Hodgson's whereabouts is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.
Police are searching for an elderly man who has gone missing in Durham.
Peter Hodgson, 76, was reported missing from his home on Hylton Road, in Newton Hall at 7:30am on Wednesday. He is believed to be with his dog, a King Charles Cocker Spaniel and driving a red Volvo C30 R-design.
Mr Hodgson is described as being 6ft tall with short white hair, clean shaven, of medium build. He was last seen wearing an anorak, a fawn crew neck jumper and either navy blue or fawn coloured trousers with black shoes.
A driver from Sunderland has died after being involved in a crash on the A1(M) in County Durham.
The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway between J60 at Bradbury and J61 near Bowburn, at around 1:15am on Sunday. A Red Renault Clio collided with a white articulated HGV towing a trailer.
The driver of the car, a 45-year-old man from the Sunderland area, was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital and died of his injuries. The lorry driver, a 59-year-old man from Chester-le-Street, was uninjured but treated for shock.
Any witnesses to the crash are being urged to contact Durham Police on 101.
Police are investigating a serious collision on the A1(M) in County Durham.
A car collided with a HGV towing a trailer on the northbound carriageway between Junction 60 and 61 near Bowburn at around 1:15am on Sunday.
Officers are appealing for witnesses due to the serious nature of the crash.
A1(M) is closed northbound due to an earlier fatal crash between J60, A689 (Bradbury) and J61, A177 (Bowburn) in County Durham. Diversion in operation.
Burglars have tied up a 71 year old man in his home in County Durham, and then escaped with jewellery and silverware.
It happened at around 9pm last Thursday, although details have only just been released by Durham Police.
Two men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the victim’s home, a large detached property in Gainford which is between Barnard Castle and Darlington.
They then tied up the pensioner and left him in the kitchen, before searching the premises and making off with various items.
These include a pair of candelabra, ornaments including wooden elephants and glass figurines, several antique gold pocket watches, a silver plated inkwell and a collection of commemorative coins and medals.
The pensioner was discovered by a neighbour, still tied up, 13 hours later.
The police have released cctv footage showing the raiders entering and leaving the property.Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Police.
A man's been jailed for handing petrol to his friend who then used it to set himself on fire in an attempted suicide bid.
Kevin Howe, 20, was given a 12-year sentence at Durham Crown Court.
His friend, Stephen Walker, now 31, suffered 95% burns during the incident in May.
Durham Police have confirmed that the death of a man, found buried in woodland near Darlington, is being treated as murder.
The dead man has not been formally identified, but the discovery is being linked to the disappearance of Alan Youngson, aged 25, who has been missing for almost two months.
Police searching for missing County Durham man Alan Youngson have cordoned off a section of woodland, near Jedburgh Drive, Darlington.