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Ushaw Moor hit and run driver shouted abuse at boy she ran over – Today’s News – News – JournalLive

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

POLICE are hunting a hit and run driver who callously left an eight-year-old boy lying injured at the side of a busy road.

Matthew Surtees was hit by a car driven by a woman dressed in either a nurse’s or carer’s uniform.

But instead of helping him, she launched a tirade of abuse at the stricken youngster before driving off.

Last night, Matthew’s mum Kim described the woman as “the lowest of the low”.

Matthew had almost crossed Whitehouse Lane, which runs through his home village of Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, when he was struck by the car, believed to have been a Fiat Punto.

The youngster was knocked to the ground and hit his head on the road.

via Ushaw Moor hit and run driver shouted abuse at boy she ran over – Today’s News – News – JournalLive.


Ushaw Moor man attacked and robbed of £1,000 in own home From Durham Times

December 9, 2011 Leave a comment

A MAN has been attacked and robbed in his own home.

Two men wearing balaclavas burst into the house, on Hunter Avenue, in Ushaw Moor, County Durham, at about 7pm on Thursday night.

The householder was struck over the head and the robbers escaped with a safe believed to contain about £1,000.

The victim, a 48-year-old man, suffered a cut to his head and was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Durham, in Durham City.A Durham Police spokeswoman said he was not believed to have been seriously hurt.

A woman and a girl who were in the house at the time were uninjured.It is thought the crooks ran off towards Durham Road.

Police enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to call Durham City CID on 0345-60-60-365 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

via Ushaw Moor man attacked and robbed of £1,000 in own home From Durham Times.

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Gazette Live – News – Local News – Bike stolen from car minutes after parking

August 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Matthew, a 28-year-old IT technician, of Ushaw Moor, Durham, said: “The bike is very distinctive and means a lot to me.

via Gazette Live – News – Local News – Bike stolen from car minutes after parking.

Three arrested after failed cash machine raid (From The Northern Echo)

May 11, 2010 1 comment

THREE men were arrested after a concerted bid to remove a village store cash machine was aborted early today.

A gang using a mechanical digger and home-made ‘stinger’ devices attempted to remove the ‘hole in the wall’ machine from the Co-op food store, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham.

The store alarm was triggered when the attack began, at around 4.20am.

Neighbours reported seeing two men in a digger attempting to prise the cash machine from the outside wall of the store, in Broom Lane.

Police responding to the incident were confronted by the stingers, metal spiked devices placed across approach roads leading to the scene to delay their arrival.

A police helicopter was also deployed to assist the search for those responsible, as dawn began to break.

The digger was abandoned outside the store, alongside the badly damaged outer wall of the premises, and the men were seen running away through nearby fields.

A vehicle, possibly a small works van, believed to have been used to place the stinger devices on the nearby roads, was also found abandoned near the village.

Witnesses reported that the two men seen at the scene were wearing balaclavas, or ski masks, and one was using a mobile phone.

The three men arrested were said to be helping police inquiries, as investigations continued at the scene, which was sealed off by police tape either side of the targeted store.

Anyone with information about the raid is asked to ring police, on 0345-60 60 365.

via Three arrested after failed cash machine raid (From The Northern Echo).

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Suspected stolen goods recovered

POLICE are hoping to reunite power tools and other suspected stolen goods with their rightful owners.

The tools, along with socket sets and fishing equipment were recovered in the Durham City area on Thursday.

Beat officer PC Graham Ling said it is believed the equipment has been stolen from the Bearpark, Ushaw Moor and Broompark areas.

He added: “We suspect these items may have been taken from sheds or outhouses that have been broken into and their owners haven’t yet reported them missing.