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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.
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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.
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One person has died after a house fire in County Durham.
Firefighters rushed to the scene on Gregson Terrace, Seaham, at 3.30am on Thursday.
Three fire engines, two from Seaham and one from Peterlee, arrived and a body was discovered on the first floor of the property.
The identity of the person has not yet been confirmed.
No one else was trapped or injured in the fire.
A spokesperson for Durham Police says crews remain at the scene and a joint fire and police investigation will begin as soon as possible to establish the cause of the blaze.
A woman has been taken to hospital following reports of a cliff fall on Seaham seafront.
Emergency services, including the Great North Air Ambulance, were called to the scene at around 11.30am on Monday.
The woman was taken by road ambulance to hospital in Newcastle. The extent of her injuries is not known.
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