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Man carrying suspected firearm arrested in Crook

A man seen walking with a suspected firearm has been arrested in Crook. Credit: Durham Constabulary

Police in County Durham have arrested a man after he was spotted with what was believed to be a firearm.

The man was seen carrying the weapon around Crook last night.

Police discovered it was an airsoft weapon - the type used in paintballing.

Body found in street in Crook, County Durham

Police have set up cordons in Crook, County Durham. Credit: ITV News

A man's body has been found in a street in County Durham.

The discovery was made by a woman on Flanders Way, Crook, on Sunday morning.

Crook CID, who are leading the investigation, said the death was being treated as "unexplained".

They have cordoned off Flanders Way, where the body was found on Sunday morning, and a white tent has been erected.

The man is believed to have been in his 30's or 40's.

"At around 6.50am today a woman discovered a man in Flanders Way, Crook. She called emergency services and both police and paramedics attended. Sadly, the man, who we belive to be in his 30s or 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A Home Office post mortem is due to be carried out later today and we are currently treating this death as unexplained. Formal identification of the man has not yet been carried out. We would appeal for anyone who may have any information which could help us with this investigation to contact police on 101.

– Det Supt David Ashton, Durham Police


Motorcyclist dies in County Durham

A motorcyclist has died after his bike left the road and hit two road signs in County Durham.

The biker, believed to be a man in his mid-50s, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on the A689 towards Crook, shortly after 5.30pm yesterday when it left the road.

The vehicle left the A689 West Road to the offside at a left hand bend near High Woodfield West Farm.

The motorcyclist was confirmed dead at the scene.

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15-year-old boy charged after a crash in Crook, County Durham

Durham Police have released pictures of a car which crashed after it failed to stop for officers.

The car ended up on its roof. Credit: Durham Road Policing Unit

Police say officers were carrying out drink-drive tests in Crook when one vehicle failed to stop.

Amazingly, no-one was badly hurt in the crash.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking, possession of bladed article, careless driving, having no licence or insurance and failing to stop.

After being righted, the damage was clear to see. Credit: Durham Road Policing Unit


Man arrested in Willington murder investigation

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in a field in Willington, near Crook.

The body of a 42-year-old man was discovered by police in a field behind Willington High Street at 1am on September 12. They were responding to a report.

A 22-year-old man from Murton is in custody.

Cumberland Terrace, Willington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

“I can confirm we have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in the early hours of this morning. We do believe this is an isolated incident and we currently have a suspect in custody. Over the coming hours there will be much police activity in Willington, I would ask for the patience of residents in that area while the scene preservation remains in place”

– Detective Superintendent Kevin Weir
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