Hartlepool drug dealer gets 18 year jail term over cocaine conspiracy

A Hartlepool drug kingpin is set to spend almost two decades behind bars for his part in a multimillion-pound conspiracy to flood the streets with cocaine and heroin.

Ron Hogg, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Two police forensic services merging into one

A new joint forensics unit - covering two police force areas - is to be launched with its headquarters in Peterlee.

Durham Road, Bishop Auckland (Photo: Google)

Couple tied up by raider armed with meat cleaver during County Durham burglary

A couple have been burgled by an armed man in County Durham.
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Teenagers who robbed paperboy back in court for breaching sentences

Two young men who robbed a paperboy breached their community sentences within months of being given them

Anne and John Darwin.

Ex-wife of canoe death fraudster John Darwin admits 'cruelest possible' act was making children believe their father was dead

The wife of John Darwin has told how she made her weeping children believe their father had died in a canoe accident as part of a six-figure fraud.
Teesside Crown Court

Driver spotted by police swerving on A19 found to have drugs in his system

A drugged driver was caught after police saw his car swerve and hit a kerb on a dual carriageway.

Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Hate crime on the rise in Hartlepool

Hartlepool experienced a spike in hate crimes over a 16 month period with the majority motivated by race.

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Toft's Farm Industrial Estate. Pic from Google Images.

Police warning after horses get loose on Hartlepool road

Cleveland Police are warning drivers to be careful after a spate of reports of horses loose on the roads.

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Teesside Crown Court

Cannabis farmer found growing 40 plants worth £17,550 in his home

A cannabis farmer was found to have dozens of cannabis plants in his home wth an estimated value of £17,550.

Liam Broadbent

Man stabbed love rival after being sent picture of him in bed with girlfriend

A man who was sent a photograph of his girlfriend in bed with another man has been jailed for more than eight years for stabbing his love rival in an arranged knife fight.


See the moment armed robbers launch their raid on bank

These were the scenes as a gang of three masked and armed men targeted a bank, leaving four women injured.
Low Newton Prison.

Women prison officer jailed after admitting sexual relationship with female inmate

A prison officer who kissed and fondled an inmate while they had a lesbian affair behind bars has been jailed for six months.
Police are appealing to trace the driver of a white van which failed to stop following a collision with a cyclist in Hartlepool.

Witness appeal after Hartlepool cyclist left lying in street following hit-and-run

Police are appealing to trace the driver of a white van which failed to stop following a collision with a cyclist in Hartlepool.

Phil Hepburn, Hartlepool Council Environmental Enforcement Team Leader, Garry Jones, the Councils  Team Leader, Operations, Grounds Maintenance, Councillor Paul Beck and Rob Kendon beside the damaged bandstand.

Vandals slammed after wrecking spree at play park

Angry residents have hit out at yobs who have caused extensive damage to a Hartlepool park.

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Staff and customers injured in armed robbery at bank

Three men have carried out an armed robbery at a bank.

Teesside Crown Court

Pervert found with sick images of children being raped

A 60-year-old man who downloaded more than 1,000 indecent images from a paedophile website denied having any sexual interest in children.

Teesside Crown Court.

Hartlepool ex-commando smashed up the wrong house

A mum and daughter were left devastated when a former commando smashed up their new home, believing he was targeting his ex-girlfriend’s house.

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Wall damage at the GP surgery in Sunderland Road Horden

Car smashed into GP wall during street disturbance

This was the damage left behind after a street dispute turned to damage.

Asda Marina Way Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Thieves used gaming machines in bid to launder £50,000 from Asda robbery

Two men and a woman used gaming machines in an attempt to launder cash stolen in a security guard robbery in Hartlepool.

The youngsters, aged between 11 and 13, are the first recruits to a brand new scheme piloted in County

Durham and Darlington.

Meet the new Junior Police Cadets at Durham Constabulary

A group of crime-fighting youngsters have been recruited as the latest cadets to join Durham Constabulary as part of a brand new scheme.
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