A Seaham man who tricked children into sending nude selfies then blackmailed them into sexually abusing others has had his sentence extendedRead the full story ›
The family of a County Durham grandmother have spoken of their grief after a coach driver was found guilty of death by careless driving.Read the full story ›
A rescue operation was launched after a member of the public reported a parachutist in the sea. It turned out to be a Spider-Man balloon.Read the full story ›
James Simpson, of Hawthorn Square in Seaham has been handed a suspended prison sentence and left over £9,500 out of pocket.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses following a multi-vehicle collision near Seaham.
Four vehicles crashed at 7.15pm on 8 August, on the A19 northbound, approximately a quarter of a mile north of the B1404.
Someone from one of the vehicles was hit by a car in the carriageway. Two people who were inside a car suffered serious injuries and are both in the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
The road was closed for six hours and police are appealing for any witnesses to call 101.
The family of a Seaham soldier who died at Deepcut barracks has been given the go-ahead to apply for a fresh inquest.Read the full story ›
Durham Police say they are concerned for an unknown man after clothing which they believe are his, were found on a beach in Seaham.
Police have released a photo of the man in question and are hoping to find his identity and address.
Anyone with information are asked to contact Durham Police, Tel 101 re log DHM-29052017-0106.
A fire broke out at a County Durham pub in the early hours of the morning.
Four crews were called to tackle the blaze at the Avenue at just after 1.25am.
A spokesman for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said: “The damage was quite extensive but we managed to stop the fire from spreading further.
"Investigations are continuing."
Durham Police say a house fire in Seaham, which killed one person, is not being treated as suspicious.
The police investigation has concluded and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
The fire service will continue investigations into the exact cause of the fire.
The process to identify the deceased continues.
A joint fire and police investigation is underway after one person was killed in a house fire in County Durham.Read the full story ›