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Concern for 'vulnerable' missing man from Stanley

Steven Matthison. Credit: Durham Police

Durham Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a man from Stanley who has been missing for 'some time'.

Steven Matthison, 53, is classed as vulnerable due to a medical condition.

He may not have medication with him.

He is described as around 5' 8" tall, large build and is currently thought to have curly hair and a beard - unlike the most recent photograph which has been shared by the police.

He may also be wearing spectacles.

Anyone who knows where Steven is is urged to call Durham Police on 101.


Pedestrian, 89, recovering after being hit by a car in Stanley

An 89-year-old pedestrian is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Stanley.

A grey Citroen Berlingo was travelling on the A693 when it hit an 89-year-old shortly before 6.30pm on 2 February, outside the East Stanley Methodist Church.

The pedestrian is in a ‘comfortable’ condition in the RVI at Newcastle.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Durham Police on the non-emergency number 101.


Woman dies in Stanley house fire

A woman has died in a house fire in Stanley, County Durham.

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a house fire in Tweed Terrace, just before 9pm on February 29.

The fire did not involve neighbouring properties.

A joint police and fire service investigation is now being carried out.

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