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Response officers were called to reports of a male driving whilst under the influence at Arnison Centre. The male was arrested for drink driving, no insurance, driving whilst disqualified and possession of an offence weapon. 


Sherburn NPT assisted an elderly lady who had fallen and suffered a head injury on Sherburn Rd. PCSOs took the lady to A&E and left her in the safe hands of her husband and hospital staff. The team would like to thank the members of public who were already assisting the lady when officers arrived on scene.


PCSOs attended Cassop Primary School to educate Y5/6 pupils on staying safe over the summer holidays and the effects and consequences of vaping.


PCSOs from Sherburn NPT conducted Speedwatch in Belmont, West Rainton & Kelloe following concerns raised by members of the public.


Officers from Fram NPT and Response attended a missing person report for a vulnerable person who is signed up to the Herbert Protocol. The person was located safely a short distance away in Crossgate Moor and officer were able to get further support from the relevant services. 


Officers from all three Durham NPTs dismantled 2x cannabis grows in the Gilesgate area.


Neighbourhood officers covering Bowburn are currently investigating numerous incidents of youth-related anti-social behaviour in the area.


PCSOs from Fram NPT held two Speedwatchs following concerns raised by residents. The first on Front Street, Pity Me, where 188 vehicles passed and 15 were going above the 30mph speed limit. The second on Sacriston Lane, Witton Gilbert, where 216 vehicles passed with 35 going above the 30mph. 


Traffic officers stopped a vehicle in the Neville’s Cross area. The vehicle was seized as there was no insurance held and the driver reported for the offence.


Last week we posted “known bike thief seen in city centre”. This week said bike thief returned; after reports of a male attempting to steal a bike he was spotted by Durham City PCSOs. Following a pursuit on foot, the suspect was arrested and is currently under investigation. Great result from Durham City NPT and Response teamwork. 


Durham Constabulary is committed to reducing the number of casualties and road collisions each year and as a result we are reminding drivers whom have been seen this week passing Durham City Police Station not to use their mobile device whilst driving.

Please remember that it is illegal to drive a vehicle while using a handheld mobile phone or similar device. Hands free phones are also a distraction, and you risk prosecution for not having proper control of a vehicle if the police see you driving poorly while using one.

Driving is using a motor vehicle on public roads and can include when a vehicle is stopped at traffic lights or during a traffic hold up. Therefore, you should not use that time to make or receive a call. Park safely and then use the phone (but not on the motorway hard shoulder).

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Kirsty Lawrence
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