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:
Retailers have now been told it is safe for them to return to work. The owner of the car was found and handed a parking fine.Read the full story ›
Durham police have cordoned off part of the Market Square in the city centre to investigate an incident.Read the full story ›
Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road accident in which a motorist tragically lost his life.
It happened on the A689 between Harperley Roundabout and Wolsingham around 22:30 on Thursday 8 December.
It is understood that a black Renault Clio has joined the A689 at Harperley Roundabout and headed West towards Wolsingham before the driver lost control of his car and left the carriageway to the nearside.
The motorist subsequently died from his injuries.
Durham Constabulary would like to speak with anybody who may have seen the Renault Clio at or around the time of the collision.
The force is one of two, out of 43, to be rated as outstanding by the inspecting bodyRead the full story ›
The Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, Michael Barton QPM, will have his contract extended for a further three years.
- Initially appointed to the role in February 2013, Mr Barton’s term of office was due to end in February 2018.
- Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, who appointed Mr Barton, has decided to extend the contract to February 2021.
“I feel honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to extend my stay at such an outstanding force.
“The key ingredient to our success at Durham Constabulary is the people; the family of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to make County Durham and Darlington a safer place to live and work.
“There will be challenges ahead as we work hard to maintain our position as the country’s leading force, but I am delighted to continue to be a part of the team that meets those challenges and continues to improve.”
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.
A 17-year-old boy was among two people taken to hospital after being stabbed at an Indian restaurant in DarlingtonRead the full story ›
Helen McMillan has become the first female Chief Officer in Durham Constabulary’s 177 year history.Read the full story ›