Police have identified two men who were killed in a collision near Barnard Castle, Co Durham, in the early hours of Saturday, 16th August.
21-year-old Grant Benson from Bartlemere and 27-year-old Gordon Nicky Davidson from Leekworth Gardens in Middleton-in-Teesdale were killed when the Audi A4 they were travelling in collided with a tree on the road near Barnard Castle at around 3:15am. Both men were declared dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.
The family of both men have paid tribute to them. Mr Benson’s family said Grant was a "beautiful, caring and loving person" and Mr Davidson's family said of Nick: "We were all so very proud of him and have been utterly devastated by this."
Sergeant Andy Sutherland from the roads policing unit is asking for anyone who may have seen the car in the time leading up to the collision to get in touch:
I am especially keen to hear from anyone who saw either Grant or Nicky out in Barnard Castle on the Friday night. Collision investigators are continuing to work hard to piece together the events of the night and to establish the cause of collision.
Police officers and volunteers who work together to fight crime in rural areas have been given an award for their hard work. The 'Farmwatch' scheme sees teams go out at night, to catch burglars, poachers and scrap-metal thieves.
'Farmwatch nights' are organised at the last minute, and held on random evenings to catch criminals unaware.
Police officers and volunteers who work together to fight rural crime have been given an award for their hard work. Teesdale and Weardale's 'Farmwatch' scheme sees teams go out at night, to catch burglars, poachers and scrap-metal thieves.
Operations are organised at the last minute, and held on random evenings to catch criminals unaware. It's part of a wider Farmwatch network across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.