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Four vehicle collision near Seaham

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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Fire fighters battle blaze in Seaham pub

Bar Avenue in Seaham Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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."

Extensive damage to the roof of the bar Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Extensive damage to the roof of the bar Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Bar Avenue in Seaham Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Seaham house fire 'not suspicious', say Police

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.

– Durham Police
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