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FARMWATCH: Detective Chief Inspector Neil Edgar, of Durham Police, who took part in a Farmwatch operation

Rural criminals targeted as Teesdale farmer tells of life blighted by crooks

Two year sentence for East Cleveland pervert, but he may not have been prosecuted had he not spoken up

Two-year sentence for East Cleveland pervert, but he may not have been prosecuted had he not spoken up

Drive-by shooting of takeaway worker Tipu Sultan is on Crimewatch tongiht

VIDEO: Drive-by shooting of takeaway worker Tipu Sultan is on Crimewatch tonight

SUCCESS: Durham Constabulary's poster campaign

Police tell parents: “We are not here to scare kids.”

OFFENCE: A Durham police officer catching speeding drivers in Ferryhill.

Dozens of off-duty police officers caught speeding

POLICE CAPTURED: The filming of the opening titles for the latest series of Channel 5's Police Interceptors which features Cleveland and Durham’s Road Policing Unit Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Region's cops to star in new series of Channel 5's Police Interceptors

BEAT: Police walking the beat in County Durham.

North-East bobbies disappearing from the beat, claims Police Federation

Foreign father who thrashed son with stick told police such beatings were used against children in his homeland

Foreign father who thrashed son with stick told police such beatings were used against children in his homeland

INVESTIGATION: Wayne Scott after his arrest

Probe into how rapist cop escaped detection will be published soon

DIED: Benji Bolsenbroek with his son

Seven jailed for violence at Middlesbrough pub after which man died

Classic car stolen after owner pulls into nature reserve

Classic car stolen after owner pulls into nature reserve

VIDEO: Can you identify this man wanted in connection with Teesside cycle thefts

VIDEO: Can you identify this man wanted in connection with Teesside cycle thefts

Rural crime impact comes under detailed scrutiny

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

Northumbria Police and Crime Commission backs calls to lower drink drive limit

Pensioner, 80, has bag snatched while out walking

Pensioner, 80, has bag snatched while out walking

IN COURT: Adam Johnson leaves court with girlfriend Stacey Flounders

VIDEO: Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson leaves court with girlfriend after facing child sex charges

Witness appeal after man racially abused by two women

Witness appeal after man racially abused by two women

FIND: Cannabis plants were discovered upstairs

UPDATED: Cannabis plants worth thousands seized in Bishop Auckland drugs raid

GUILTY: Clair Sowerby

Shildon woman found guilty of vicious bottle attack

RAID: A shopworker at The New Age, in Darlington, is arrested during the raids this afternoon

Two released on bail, another charged with assaulting police after raid on Darlington legal high shop

The Old Bailey

'Terror' charges father denied bail

John The Badge Roberts

Two men arrested over murder of John 'The Badge' Roberts released on police bail

Intruder threatens man with handgun after bursting into home

Intruder threatens man with handgun after bursting into home

HIDDEN AWAY: The hidden compartment holding counterfeit and foreign cigarettes at Multi Culti on Linthorpe Road after it was found by a sniffer dog.

Clampdown on illegal tobacco as sniffer dog finds off licence stash

Man stabbed outside shop

Man stabbed outside shop

COURT: Clair Sowerby outside Teesside Crown Court. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Shildon shop worker denies bottle attack which left teenager scarred for life

Do you recognise this bush?

Do you recognise this bush?

MISSING: Scott Fletcher

Police to search area of County Durham today following disappearance of Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher

Hunt for serial arsonist after cars torched

Hunt for serial arsonist after cars torched

MISSING: Craig Millward

Three witnesses may be able to help in tracing missing North-East man

Police probe stables fire

Police probe stables fire

Andrew Jackson

First crown court appearance for man accused of Richmond murder

CLEARED: Sue Sim

'I raise my voice, but I question motives and intent of those who made complaints against me,' says cleared Chief Constable

IN COURT: Mohammed Zaman

Restaurant owner in crown court over death of nut allergy customer

SPEED KILLS: A file photo of a police officer operating a speed gun.

Almost 90 drivers a day stopped for speeding during Durham and Cleveland campaign

ATTACK SCENE: Ravensworth Avenue in Bishop Auckland

Police hunt gang of seven who attacked man in Bishop Auckland

Two men bitten in East Cleveland assault

Two men bitten in East Cleveland assault

MUCH MISSED: Mohamed Rashwan in a photo from the GoFundMe page.

Manslaughter charge after death of popular man who left Egypt for Britain to provide for family

Girl arrested as another girl stabbed on Tyneside

Girl arrested as another girl stabbed on Tyneside

13-year-old arrested in connection with bogus caller incidents

13-year-old arrested in connection with bogus caller incidents

GUILTY: Craig Burrows

MBE missionary found guilty of sex charges

COURT: Paul Sutton.

Grief of daughter, six, for father killed in one-punch assault

CARING: Bishop of Durham, The Right Reverend Paul Butler on a recent visit to the visitors centre at Holme House jail, Stockton, with centre manager Hilary Askin (centre) and chief executive of Nepacs Helen Attewell (right).

Prison charity issues its own "manifesto for change" ahead of this week's General Election

ON SCENE: Police at the scene of the incident.

Seven-hour Bishop Auckland stand-off resolved

DRAMA: The man throws tiles off a roof of a building in Bondgate, Darlington, leading police to cordon off surrounding streets

Man in court over Darlington 'petrol bomb' attack and rooftop protest

CORDON: Police outside the Georgian Theatre Royal

Two in custody after brutal attack in Richmond

Arrests made after five suspicious fires started in Whitby on Sunday

Police at the scene in Richmond this morning

Two arrests after man seriously hurt in Richmond attack

Cleveland Police said four people have been charged over the incident

Four charged with attempted murder after Eston stabbing

CCTV: One of the victims lies unconcious in the road while Shaun Smith stamps repeatedly on the other victim and Jason Collins rains multiple punches on him

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Queen's guard and soldier friend walk free from court after stamping horror attack

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