Latest Durham Constabulary Rural Crime Alerts
Monday, 13 November 2023
Bishop Auckland man fined after fly tipping at night
A 27-year-old man has been issued with a fixed penalty notice after fly-tipping in the North East under the cover of darkness.
Friday, 3 November 2023
Eden Police and rural crime teams join to help to make arrests in Durham
Two people arrested in relation to quad bikes being stolen in a burglary
Tuesday, 24 October 2023
High value car and safe stolen in Co Durham farm and house burglaries
A teenager took part in two burglaries in a week, both said to have “professional hallmarks”, targeting a farmhouse and a property containing a safe, earlier this year.
Monday, 2 October 2023
County Durham villagers plagued by 'menacing' dogs that attacked sheep and killed lamb
A County Durham farmer has said their village is being plagued by "menacing" dogs which have attacked and killed sheep.
Thursday, 7 September 2023
Heather burning: The County Durham project harvesting energy from the moors
Heather is being harvested and used as fuel, instead of being burnt on moorland, as part of a pilot project in County Durham.
Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Two Bishop Auckland men fined over £400 for fly-tipping
Two County Durham men have been fined over £400 for fly-tipping offences after separate investigations from Durham County Council.
Friday, 19 May 2023
Three men convicted of poaching wildlife in Sadberge, near Darlington
Three men have been convicted of poaching after they were caught by specialist police camera equipment illegally hunting wildlife with dogs.
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Fly-tipper faces £1,400 bill after dumping rubbish on County Durham country lane
The court heard that in October last year, the council’s neighbourhood wardens were called to a fly-tip on a country lane between High Grange and Hunwick.
Sunday, 30 April 2023
Rowlands Gill residents asked to stay clear after suspected arson
Firefighters from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) are battling an ongoing farm fire, and have advised members of the public to stay clear of the area.
Wednesday, 26 April 2023
North East man sentenced after waste illegally burnt on land
A County Durham man has been sentenced to suspended jail time for repeatedly storing and burning waste in a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency.
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Langley Park father and son jailed after multiple shotguns seized
The pair were then handed a total of 42 charges by Durham Constabulary after the four-day investigation titled ‘Operation Mermaid’ saw the pair remanded into custody.
Monday, 24 April 2023
2000 Alert Milestone For The UK’s Number One Rural Crime Alert Network
County Durham based FarmWatcherUK has emerged nationally as a leading rural crime network. Now entering its tenth year, this volunteer run organisation works tirelessly to raise awareness of crime in rural areas by providing a network for farmers and rural businesses to share information and advice.
Saturday, 22 April 2023
Fish die-off in Richmond rivers attributed to vandals
Police have launched an investigation into what caused a pollution leak that killed thousands North Yorkshire fish last week.
Saturday, 22 April 2023
Two people hospitalised after double decker bus overturns on rural road
Two people have been hospitalised after the double-decker bus they were riding on toppled over on a rural road.
Saturday, 15 April 2023
Chester-le-Street fly tipper fined £348 for dumping waste on Delaval
CCTV footage of the area showed a flat bed van driving up the street, where a man got out of the vehicle and removed the waste before driving away.