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Appeal for witnesses to 'mindless act'

The bottle was thrown at a car along this stretch of road Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A nine year old girl needed hospital treatment after a bottle was thrown through the window of a car she was travelling in, showering her with glass.

Abbie Keers was being driven along the A693 in Stanley when she was injured.

Police have described it as a 'mindless act' and are appealing for witnesses.

The area where the bottle was thrown Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees


9 year old scarred after bottle thrown at car

A nine year old girl has been left scarred after a bottle was thrown at the car she was travelling in.

The girl was in the front seat of the car, as it made its way along the A693 through Stanley on Friday 14th February.

A bottle was thrown from a nearby subway which shattered the car window, spraying glass onto the girl.

She was taken to hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses to what they are describing as a 'mindless act.'


Witness appeal after suspicious Stanley fire

Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has issued this statement as officers appeal for information about the suspicious fire in Stanley.

“We would especially like to speak to any delivery drivers or people on their way to work at this time in the morning who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area to the rear of Front Street down to the bus station. This is the second large fire in Stanley in a matter of weeks but I would like to reassure the community that there is no link between them and the first fire at the Elite buildings in November was non-suspicious."

– DI Gavin Heckles

Fire service statement follows Stanley fire

Firefighters strike tonight between 6pm and 10pm. Today, a fire has broken out in Stanley and since then, Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has released this statement:

"We have robust resilience arrangements in place, which means that we are able to cope with this fire should we need to continue our work at the scene past 6pm when the FBU strike will begin. We would however advise people to take extra care this evening to avoid fire risks and other emergency incidents on our county’s roads.”

– Andy Hopkinson, Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
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