Detective Chief Inspector Victoria Fuller, from Durham Police, describes how events unfolded during an armed robbery at a cashpoint near Tesco on North Burns in Chester-le-Street on Sunday afternoon.
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The colours red, white and blue have been projected onto the monument following yesterday's terrorist attack at Westminster.
After Wednesday's downpours things are looking more settled.
Durham PCC, Ron Hogg is urging members of the public to "stay strong and stay together" by sharing intelligence to defeat terrorism.