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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.

Post office armed robbery in Stanley

A post office has been targeted in an armed robbery in County Durham.

It happened at 7 the Nisa store on Park Road in Stanley.

Northumbria Police said a quantity of cash was handed over by a cashier after they were threatened with what was thought to be a firearm and the robber then escaped.

A man, aged 20, has been arrested and is being questioned.

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