Major police investigation into incident at village post office in Cockfield, County Durham

The Northern Echo: CRIME SCENE: The scene outside the post office in Cockfield this afternoon CRIME SCENE: The scene outside the post office in Cockfield this afternoon

POLICE launched a major investigation into an incident which took place at a village post office this afternoon.

Speculation among villagers in Cockfield, near Barnard Castle, County Durham, is that the post office has been the target of an attempted armed robbery, but police were unable to confirm this.

Police said the incident at the post office, in Front Street, took place at about 5.45pm.

Several officers, some with dogs, were sent to the scene. An ambulance was also sent to the post office and it is understood the force helicopter was deployed.

It is believed officers have been reviewing CCTV footage from the village.

One resident said he had never seen anything like it in Cockfield and added: "It's the talk of the village."

A spokesman for Durham Police said: "I can confirm there was an incident at the post office late this afternoon and police are investigating, but I can't confirm the nature of the incident."

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1:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

ian923 says...

So what,s the big secret about what happened here? Why can,t police give out accurate information.
So what,s the big secret about what happened here? Why can,t police give out accurate information. ian923
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3:05pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Copley23 says...

So what's the point of reporting a non-story then Northern Echo. We KNOW it happened.

Try again when you have something to say!
So what's the point of reporting a non-story then Northern Echo. We KNOW it happened. Try again when you have something to say! Copley23
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8:05pm Mon 31 Mar 14

kristal27 says...

It didn't happen though -he was arrested at the weekend for perverting the course of justice and stealing (allegedly) the money himself. I think the Police probably were suspicious from the start. And he had the cheek to lecture me about getting my tax disc two weeks late! totally miserable ****
It didn't happen though -he was arrested at the weekend for perverting the course of justice and stealing (allegedly) the money himself. I think the Police probably were suspicious from the start. And he had the cheek to lecture me about getting my tax disc two weeks late! totally miserable **** kristal27
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