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Please be mindful of 'sextortion' scam emails in circulation 👇👇Scam email alert!! 📧📧
We are receiving a number of queries regarding ‘sextortion’ scam emails. These emails can potentially cause some upset if you receive them, however you need to be mindful that it is a scam.
These emails will usually claim that you have been filmed committing a sexual act on your own device/computer, or that you have been accessing pornographic sites. The criminals will then attempt to blackmail you by stating that they will release this video of you to friends and colleagues, or on social media. The email will usually demand payment via Bitcoin, or another form of Crypto Currency.
Why did I receive this email?
These emails are a form of PHISHING. Phishing emails are untargeted emails sent out to thousands of email addresses that have been obtained by the criminals. It is possible that your email has been part of a data breach which has enabled you to receive this email, along with many other people.
What should I do if I receive one of these?
Don’t panic and seek advice: We have found a lot of people feel apprehensive to seek advice when they have received these emails due to the content. Our team and Action Fraud will be happy to advise on scam emails of this nature.
Don’t reply to the email or feel pressured to pay any money: If you reply you are confirming that it is a live email address, and potentially will make yourself a target for future scams. Never pay any money-that is what they want you to do and will try any tactic to pressurise you in to paying.
Delete the email or relocate it to your spam/junk folder. Do the same with any other scam emails.
Perform a password reset and run antivirus software/scans: Ensure that you have a strong password on your email account and utilise 2FA (Two Factor Authentication). You may be receiving these emails as a result of a virus, so run a scan to ensure that there is no malware lurking on your device.
Always install the latest software and app updates.
If you have received this email, report it to Action Fraud as a phishing email.
If you have received one of these emails and you have paid money, please report it to the police. ... Read MoreRead Less
4 days ago
Newton Aycliffe Police are keen to identify this male who is riding an off road motor cycle around the Jowett Way area of Newton Aycliffe. Do you know who he is or where the bike is from? Any ideas to PC 1168 Schofield on 101. Thank you. ... Read MoreRead Less
6 days ago
POLICE are appealing for information after a scooter rider suffered serious injuries in an accident near Newton Aycliffe.
The incident occurred just after 7.30am on Monday (April 15) on the southbound carriageway of the A6072 near Heighington Village.
It is believed the rider of a Sym Jet scooter was travelling along the carriageway when he lost control of the vehicle on a right hand bend and fell from his vehicle, colliding with the kerb.
The impact caused serious injuries to the rider, a 19-year-old from the Bishop Auckland area, who was taken to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage of the collision is asked to contact 101 quoting reference number 44 of April 15. ... Read MoreRead Less
Keep yourself safe and your information private when gaming online 🎮🎮🎮🎮Good news PlayStation owners! PlayStation owners are finally able to change their gaming ID, which is something long overdue. What is important about being able to change gaming ID’s, and why are Durham Cyber Security discussing this?
Believe it or not, your gaming name or ID can potentially give away personal information about you. When gaming online we urge everyone to protect their personal information, which includes things like real name, age, date of birth and location.
Having a gamer ID such as GAMERDAN09 gives away information such as a name (Dan) and an approximate age/year they were born. We urge people to double check what information have on display on your online gaming profile. If you have children, please check what information they are putting out online, and take any necessary steps to safeguard them
Don’t reveal any personal information about yourself. This includes in your gaming ID/name, or in any game bio’s that you have. Ensure this is the case on ALL online profiles, including Xbox, PC and Nintendo.
Ensure your account is secure with a strong password: This should be at least 8 characters long, and have a mixture of numbers, letters, capitals and lower cases, and symbols.
Monitor who you are chatting to: Be wary chatting with strangers online in games. Do not reveal any personal information about yourself, or any information linked to your accounts. If you are suspicious of an account, report and block it.
Utilise parental settings: All consoles have built in parental settings. Check the individual consoles instructions on how to set these up if you have children. Parental settings can limit things like chat, friend’s requests, in game purchases, and limit inappropriate content such as explicit games and websites.
For more information on how to stay while gaming online, please visit www.internetmatters.org. ... Read MoreRead Less
Some top tips on how to keep safe using public WiFi 👇👇👇Do you use free public Wi-Fi?
If the answer is yes, please be mindful of the potential security risks when using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Unauthorised people can intercept what you are doing online; this could include capturing your passwords and reading your private emails. Similarly, criminals can mimic nearby Wi-Fi hotspots so you do not know which hotspot you are logging on to.
How can you keep yourself safe?
Do not connect to unknown hotspots: Wherever possible, connect to well known, commercial hotspot providers such as BT OpenZone or T Mobile.
If you have to conduct any activity online that requires log in information or anything personal, use your 3G or 4G mobile network. These networks have in built security. If you need to use a laptop/tablet, you can always “tether” it to your mobile device and share your 3G/4G connection.
Use a VPN: VPN’s (Virtual Private Networks) are easy to download, and usually come in the form of an app/program for your device. This means that any data that is sent across the internet is encrypted and harder to be intercepted by criminals. Remember to only use VPN’s provided by reputable service providers.
Remember: Don’t conduct any activity that contains confidential information on a public Wi-Fi network. If you are concerned, wait till you get home and on your secure internet network.
For further advice on safe Wi-Fi use, please visit www.getsafeonline.org ... Read MoreRead Less
Does anyone recognise this male? He is suspected of Fraud in the Darlington area. If you know him, please contact PC 2241 Lawrence on 101 quoting crime number CRI00185107? Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
At approximately 1900hrs on Wednesday 10th April 2019 there was an incident outside of Tesco store Newton Aycliffe involving a male believed to be in his 40’s with a black Alsatian type dog. If you know the identity of this male please can you contact PC 1168 Simon Schofield at Newton Aycliffe Police Station reference CRI00190395. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
A multi-agency walkabout was conducted around the Shafto St Marys Ward today in Newton Aycliffe. A number of issues raised and actions created. Good to get out and hear your concerns. ... Read MoreRead Less
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Do you know what ransomware is??RANSOMWARE ALERT!!
Do you know that there are types of malware that give criminals the ability to lock a computer from a remote location? This piece of malware is called RANSOMWARE. A pop up will be displayed on the device screen which will usually inform the owner that the computer will not be unlocked until a sum of money is paid. The widest known varieties of ransomware that have been used in recent times are Crypto Locker and WannaCry.
Why might you get ransomware?
-Opening a malicious email or attachment.
-Click on a malicious link in an email, instant message, social networking site or other website.
-Visiting a corrupt website-often these are pornographic in nature.
-Opening infected files from web based digital file delivery companies (eg Dropbox).
-Opening corrupt macros in application documents (word processing, spreadsheets etc).
-Inserting corrupt CDs/DVDS
How can you avoid ransomware?
-Do not reply to, or click on links contained in unsolicited or spam emails from companies or individuals that you do not recognise.
-Only visit websites you know to be reputable.
-Always install updates to software and apps-including systems-as soon as prompted.
-Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus/antispyware software and firewall running before you go online.
-Regularly back up all your data, including to a USB connected device stored remotely from your computer. This is because some ransomware can also infect your cloud based storage.
If your computer has been locked by ransomware, do not pay the ransom, and see professional advice from a trustworthy source.
For more information please visit www.actionfraud.police.uk or www.getsafeonline.org.uk ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers are appealing for information following reports of criminal damage to a vehicle in Newton Aycliffe.
The incident occurred outside of St Mary’s Primary school on Burn Lane just before 5pm on March 20.
It is believed the suspect(s) damaged the vehicle parked outside of the school by unknown means before making off.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 320 of March 20. ... Read MoreRead Less
On Saturday 23rd March 2019, Nicole Holmes and Lauren Bulmer went to the rescue of a vulnerable female in Newton Aycliffe town centre and stayed with her until officers arrived. Their actions were highly commended by the beat team who were very impressed with the support they offered. Well done girls, you are ACE! Both will be rewarded by McDonalds who are sponsoring this initiative that recognises acts of community spirit in young people. ... Read MoreRead Less
An incident occurred in Clarence Green, Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at around 1600hrs where a male dog walker was abusive and threatening towards another dog walker. This male is described as white, approx 25 years old, 6' tall, stocky build and bald. He was wearing a grey tracksuit, black trainers and was walking a white/brown/black boxer type dog. Do you know this male? Did you witness this incident? Any information to PCSO Walls on 101 quoting crime number CRI00188643 please. Thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
PCSO Jen Atkinson and the St Marys Mini Police joined forces with the Civic Pride team on 'Operation Spruce Up' in Central Avenue, Newton Aycliffe last Thursday. This Durham County Council scheme is aimed at cleaning up towns and villages to make environmental improvements and foster civic pride. Well done team!! ... Read MoreRead Less
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Be on the lookout for the current TV Licensing Phishing campaign! 👇👇👇**Phishing alert-TV License Phishing Campaign**
We are aware of a current ongoing TV Licensing Phishing campaign which is in circulation at the moment. These emails have been reported to Action Fraud in high numbers. Victims who click on the link are led to a convincing looking TV Licensing website – where fraudsters can obtain bank account details and commit identity fraud.
Reports made to Action Fraud identify that the current TV Licensing phishing emails are part of a larger scam where criminals call individuals claiming to be bank employees.
This is how the scam works:
1. The victim receives a TV Licensing phishing email with links to a convincing-looking website that steals personal and financial details.
2. Within a week or two, victims will receive a phone call from a fraudster claiming to be from the fraud department of the victim’s bank. The fraudsters are able to convince victims they are genuine banking staff by providing some of the personal details that were obtained using the fake TV Licensing emails and websites.
Please follow the below advice on how to avoid being a victim of these types of scams:
Unsolicited emails, texts and calls:
Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.
Don’t assume a phone call or email is authentic:
Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name or address), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Remember, criminals can spoof the phone numbers and email addresses of companies you know and trust, such as TV Licensing.
Requests to transfer money:
Your bank will never call and ask you for your PIN, full banking password, or ask you to transfer money out of your account.
What to do if you’ve fallen victim:
Let your bank know as soon as possible and monitor your bank statements regularly for any unusual activity.
If you suspect your identity may have been stolen you can check your credit file quickly and easily online. You should do this every few months anyway using a reputable service provider and following up on any unexpected or suspicious results.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud at actionfraud.police.uk, or by calling 0300 123 2040. ... Read MoreRead Less
We are appealing for witnesses to a collision which left a biker with serious injuries.
It happened on Emerson Way outside the Iron Horse Hotel in Newton Aycliffe at 2.40pm on Saturday, March 30 and involved a KTM 350 motorbike and Volkswagen Golf.
Both vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when they collided.
The 36-year-old rider of the KTM was thrown from the bike and was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, with serious injuries.
The driver of the car – a 35-year-old man – received a minor injury.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information in relation to it, is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 260 of March 30. ... Read MoreRead Less
Today the beat team attended Stephenson Way school to carry out an assembly and speak to the children regarding various topics. We took along our friend Bobby the Bull and one of our motorcycle section. All the kids had a fab time and were given the opportunity to sit on the motorbike. We also took the opportunity to give an ACE Award to Oscar and Harvey. Im sure you all remember that at the Christmas Grotto the brothers came along and donated the contents of their piggy banks to Santa so he could buy presents for less fortunate children. We thought the boys deserved a little treat. Oscar and Harvey we think your ACE! ... Read MoreRead Less
POLICE are trying to trace two dog walkers who may be able to assist in an investigation in the Newton Aycliffe area.
Officers are investigating an incident which took place on Thursday, March 21 in a wooded area beside the disused railway path which runs from Travellers Green to Blue Bridge, an area which is popular with local dog walkers.
Officers are keen to speak to two potential witnesses, a man and a woman who were seen walking their dog in the area between 7pm and 9pm that night.
Detective sergeant Clare Hargreaves said: “This is an area which is very popular with dog walkers and in particular we are keen to speak to a man and a woman who were in the area on Thursday evening.
“They are not under investigation themselves, but they may have information which is extremely helpful to our inquiry and we would urge them to get in touch with us as soon as possible”.
Anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting reference DHM-22032019-0271. ... Read MoreRead Less
A litter pick took place in the Western Area of Newton Aycliffe today as part of a multi-agency Time Limited Project (TLP). The police are working with Livin, Durham County Council, Junction 7 and The Hub of Wishes to create a community garden and increase youth provision in an effort to reduce Anti-Social Behaviour. ... Read MoreRead Less
Does anyone recognise this male? He is suspected of stealing from Bargain Buys today (27/03/2019) in Newton Aycliffe. Please don't comment on here, contact PC 2946 Mackintosh on 101. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police are keen to trace this male who is suspected of theft in Aldi. Do you know this male? If so, contact Sgt Boyd on 101 quoting crime reference number CRI00182534. Please do not comment on here. Thank you. ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers are appealing for information after a young girl suffered a broken arm after being pushed off a swing.
The incident occurred in Byerley Park, Newton Aycliffe on February 26 at around 12.30pm.
It is believed the suspect approached the victim who was sitting on the swing from behind and pushed her off.
The female suspect is described as being in her teens with long brown hair.
The young girl sustained a broken arm and was taken to hospital.
PC Craig Carter from Bishop Auckland response said: “Anyone with information in relation to this incident please call us on 101 quoting reference number 106 of February 28.” ... Read MoreRead Less
PHISHING EMAIL ALERT 👇👇👇PHISHING EMAIL ALERT!
When checking our emails, we often come across emails which are trying to obtain information about us, scam us, or potentially release malicious software on to our devices. These emails are known as PHISHING emails. They are a form of untargeted attack and very often will claim you have won something, will receive something for free, or that you need to act quickly due to an issue or problem (eg bank/account issues).
Your spam folders will pick most of these up, but please remain vigilant and delete any scam emails that may make their way to your normal inbox. We have included some screenshots of recent phishing emails that our officers have received this last week.
Never click on any links or attachments from unknown senders: The links or attachments could release harmful software onto your device, or potentially direct you to a fake but real looking website.
Check the grammar and spelling in the email: Often phishing emails will be poorly written and have incorrect spelling and grammar. They will be addressed to “dear customer” or to your email address, rather than your name.
Check the senders email address: The sender may appear as “PayPal” but if you click on the sender’s name, it will reveal the full email address of the sender. If you do not recognise it, it is likely fake.
Look at what the email is telling you to do: We rarely get things for free, so double check what is being offered-if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is! If it claims to be from your bank and there are issues with your accounts, contact the bank or company yourself to verify the validity of the email.
Don’t contact the sender: Do not reply to the sender. This will confirm to them that it is a valid email account which is accessed by a person. Delete the email.
If you think you have fallen for one of these phishing emails, please report it straight away to Action Fraud so that it can be investigated. Contact your bank to also make them aware as they may be able to stop any financial transactions. You can contact Action Fraud either by 0300 123 2040, or via www.actionfraud.police.uk. ... Read MoreRead Less
Last night our Cyber Harm Reduction Officer Katie Cain was at Neville Parade Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe.
The residents association were there to attend a presentation on Cyber Security. Massive thank you for letting us come along!
Don't forget, if you are part of a business, community group or organisation that would benefit from Cyber security advice, please get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org ... Read MoreRead Less
On Friday 15th March at approximately 830pm on Woodham Way, Newton Aycliffe a male has been attacked by a dog. The victim has sustained injuries requiring surgery to his face and bruising to his arm. If anyone has seen the incident or is the owner of the dog please could they get in touch with PC 2884 CRUISE on 101 quoting DHM-15032019-0454 ... Read MoreRead Less
A burglary took place at a compound on one of the industrial estates off Whinbank Road, Newton Aycliffe 10/3/19-11/3/19. Along with a number of tools the attached Caucasian Shepherd dog, 4 months old was stolen. Any information to PC 2525Westerman on 101 quoting crime number CRI00184230 please. ... Read MoreRead Less
Handy advice from Durham Cyber Safety on keeping safe on games consoles 🎮🎮🎮We LOVE games consoles here at Cyber Safety HQ! We actively encourage parents to be involved with their children’s gaming habits and actively take an interest.
Whilst we do love games consoles, please remember to take sufficient steps to protect yourself and children when gaming online. There are still potential risks associated with consoles including privacy problems, personal information being left on consoles and PC’s, webcam worries, online predators, fraud, and hidden fees.
We actively urge parents to monitor their child’s activity when gaming online, and please bear in mind the following:
Age ratings: The Pegi ratings for games consoles are there for a reason. These will reflect what content is in the game, including bad language, violence and sexual content. The Pegi rating will also reflect the online capabilities of the game. Please only let your child play age appropriate games.
Online security: Ensure usernames and gamertags do not give out any personal information. This is the same for any information on your profile. Manage your online security settings on your console and any online profiles. Keep your personal information private!
Passwords: Ensure you use secure passwords for gaming accounts, particularly when they are linked to a paid for subscription such as Xbox live, or to a PayPal or bank account. Turn off purchases or make them password restricted for any children on the consoles. This can help prevent any unwanted fees or purchases!
Online chat: Check what the chat capabilities are for online games. If there is chat, there will be filters or ways to moderate and turn off the in game chat. If a child is playing a game with chat facilities, discuss with your child appropriate online chat and reporting. If necessary, disable any chat features for younger players.
Consoles settings: A common mistake parents do is register a console in their child’s name and AGREE that they are over 18 years of age when they are not. If you have anyone under 18 using a console, set up a parental account and then register the child on the console with their real age. All consoles have in built parental settings, and by setting up a parental and child’s account, you can monitor and restrict what they are accessing. This includes stopping them accessing anything that is age inappropriate, chatting to strangers, making unplanned purchases and so on.
For further advice on console security visit the corresponding console site, or visit the following sites:
www.saferinternet.org.uk ... Read MoreRead Less
Does your child play Roblox? Here are some tips below on how to keep them safe whilst gaming online 👇👇👇What is Roblox?
Roblox is a gaming platform whereby multiple players can interact and play online. It is a very popular gaming site, and has a collection of games aimed predominantly at 8-18 year olds. It should be noted however that players of all ages can use the site.
Roblox is currently available to play on PC, phone, tablet and Xbox one. Every game on Roblox has been created by users, and there is a wide variety of games to choose from. Many users like Roblox for its creative and social elements, and it can be a good platform for children to use providing they know about safe online gaming
What should parents be aware of?
Despite the games being aimed at 8-18 year olds, there are no age restrictions in place. This means that both adults and young people can potentially play and communicate with each other on the platform.
All of the games are multiplayer and are played online. They contain a text chat feature in game and this is visible to other players in that individual game.
As Roblox is a creative game, there is a section called the Roblox Studio where players can use their imagination to create their own games to share with others. As the content is user generated, some of the content is not suitable for children (eg may contain imagery of weapons, blood, sexual content etc).
There is in game currency called Robux. This can be bought with real money in the game and then can be used to purchase items in Roblox.
Stay engaged and have regular conversations with your child: We actively encourage parents to show an interest in what games your children are playing. Do this by having regular conversations and even play those games with your child. This is the best way to be aware of what they are accessing. If children know you are interested, they may feel more at ease talking to you about any issues they have when gaming.
Stress the importance of personal information: Make sure that your child understands the importance of keeping their personal information safe, such as real name, date of birth, and address. Ensure that their gaming name does not reveal any personal details, and that their bio on Roblox does not contain personal information either.
Stress that they speak with an adult straight away if the chat in game is inappropriate. Make sure your child knows how to block and report users.
Make sure that your child only has “real” friends in the friends list. Explain what friends are and the importance of “stranger danger”.
Set parental controls that are right for your family. Chat can be disabled, and parental PINs can also be put in place to stop children adjusting these settings.
There are additional safety features for under 13s, so it is important to check that your child’s account is registered with their correct age. Players under the age of 13 have a symbol next to their username at all times, although this isn’t visible to other players. This means they will only have access to games that are age appropriate for them.
For further advice on Roblox, please visit the Roblox site, www.saferinternet.org, or www.internetmatters.org. ... Read MoreRead Less
Are you aged between 11 and 19? Bored and need something to do? Come along to the Youth Club between 630 and 830pm. ... Read MoreRead Less
PACT meeting tonight at the Western Area Community Centre (Silverdale House) at 6pm. Come along and have a chat with PCSO Hill and discuss any concerns you may have. ... Read MoreRead Less
The team have been exceptionally busy these last few weeks conducting a range of talks and presentations across the force area. In our roles, we aim to educate and advise so that people do not become victims of cybercrime. This can see us working with businesses, schools, individuals and groups to ensure that they are sufficiently protected.
Highlights of the last couple of weeks have been:
A presentation to Governors and staff at Howletch Lane Primary School on Cyber security.
School safety carousel input at Longfield Academy, Darlington.
Cyber Security session for parents at Greenfields School, Jubilee Road Shildon.
Stall at the Spennymoor AAP It’s Up to you Event.
Cyber Talk at West Cornforth Primary School.
We have lots of upcoming events and talks booked in. Please look at our Facebook events page for any events that are available for the public. If you are a business, organisation or group that would benefit from an input from the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email at Katie.email@example.com. ... Read MoreRead Less
Guys, please can you all take a moment to respond to this post by our friends at LIVIN. Its all part of the ongoing work we are doing in the Western Area as part of a multi agency Time Limited Project to provide new community provisions. Your thoughts and feedback is very much appreciatedThanks to everyone who has taken part in the surveys and drop in to help us develop a new programme of activities for the Western Area Community Centre in Silverdale House. With a new look and new programme planned, we hope the building will become a hub of activities for the whole estate.
When we relaunch the building in the Spring, do you think it should have a different name and what would that be? Or should it remain as the Western Area Community Centre.
Please post your thoughts or message us. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police were in the Cobblers Plantation tonight in response to concerns over under age drinking and associated problems. A number of youths had drink taken from them and work will now be undertaken to educate them and their parents to prevent further issues. Sgt Boyd and PC Schofield were also out on foot patrol targeting ASB hot spots. ... Read MoreRead Less
Town centre PACT meeting Saturday 9th March 2019, 12:30-14:30 town centre shop opposite Savers. Pop in with any concerns or questions, also free bike/scooter security marking. ... Read MoreRead Less
It is with pleasure (it's a very pleasing day for the Centre today), that we can now announce that we have an official start date for the start of the YOUTH CLUB.
This club has been funded by GAMP, and will be overseen by Groundworks NE & Cumbria.
Start date: Wednesday 6th March 2019, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. ... Read MoreRead Less
An Iphone has been handed in at Newton Aycliffe Police Station, is it yours? Proof of ownership required. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
SSAFA are doing some cracking work in the community. If you have ever served in the Armed Services and you need any kind of advice or assistance, please get in touch on the number provided. ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers are appealing for information following an increase in criminal damage on Macmillan Road in Newton Aycliffe.
Residents are having ongoing issues with youths throwing stones at windows and running off.
The youths are known to disrupt the elderly residents and on one occasion have smashed the ground floor window of one of the properties.
PC Neal Jones of Bishop Auckland response said: “Newton Aycliffe should be a desirable location for the community to live, we will take all measures to ensure they know we will not tolerate this behaviour.
“We would also ask for support from parents to ensure they know where and what their children are up to in the evenings”.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Neal Jones on 101 quoting reference number 74 of February 20. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police would like to speak to this male in connection with a theft occurring on the 5th February 2019 in the Newton Aycliffe area. If you know this male, please contact us on 101 quoting crime number CRI00177092, please do not comment on here. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed outside of a cash-point in Newton Aycliffe.
The incident happened at around 12.30pm on Friday (March 1).
A woman was using the cash machine outside of Barclays Bank on Beveridge way when the male suspect approached her and took a sum of money.
A 44-year old man was quickly detained at the scene and later arrested on suspicion of robbery.
PC Natalie Winter, from Bishop Auckland CID said: “We would like to thank members of the public for their help in assisting the vulnerable lady.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident or with CCTV/mobile phone footage is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting reference 163 of March 1.” ... Read MoreRead Less
🎮🎮Stay safe gaming online🎮🎮🎮TUESDAY TOP TIPS-STAY SAFE GAMING ONLINE🎮
Most modern games now are played online, or have an online element to them such as in game chat or purchases. Many online games are great fun, offer an extra element to multiplayer games, and can improve communication between people. As much as we love online gaming, make sure that you protect yourself when gaming online.
1) In big multiplayer games (think Fortnite, Apex Legends or Black Ops 4) the presence of such a large online community can lead to unmoderated, unfiltered discussions, and can pose a variety of risks such as:
- Inadvertently giving away personal information, including passwords, email, home address or age.
- All the dangers associated with online chat
2) Be wary of criminals when buying in game currency, or currency that can be spent in online stores such as Xbox Live and PSN. Only buy from legitimate sellers or through the online console stores themselves. Be wary of people who approach you online with the promise of discounts and offers.
3) When PC gaming, only play games online when you have effective and updated antivirus/anti spyware software and a firewall running.
4) Verify the authenticity and security of files downloaded, and only purchase games/software from reputable sources.
5) Use strong passwords, and ensure that your real name is not given out online. Ensure that your gaming ID/gamertag does not reveal any personal information about you.
6) If children game online, check what they are playing is age appropriate. Ensure that they do not have any personal information on their games, and that they are only communicating with ‘real’ friends, and not strangers.
7) Utilise privacy settings on your gaming accounts: you can restrict chat settings, what other players can see on your gaming profile, and even what games can be played on certain devices.
8) ALL games consoles have parental settings built in: You can set parental accounts and manage your child’s activity whilst they are gaming. Please refer to the individuals console instructions on how to set these.
For further advice on safe gaming online, visit www.getsafeonline.org. ... Read MoreRead Less
TikTok-What is it? 📱📱📱
It’s a social media app that gives users the opportunity to share 60 second short videos with friends, family, or the entire world. The videos range from funny sketches to lip sync videos with special effects. It is very popular with users under 16 years.
The minimum age is 13 according to TikTok’s terms and conditions.
What are the risks?
When you download the app users can see ALL the content without creating an account, although they are not able to post, like or share anything until they’ve set up an account on the app.
By default, all accounts are public, so anyone on the app could potentially see what your child shares however only approved users can send them messages. There is the potential that users can be contacted by strangers on the app.
What can I do to keep safe on the app?
People should be aware of cyber bullying, and that any online platform can be a forum for this. Ensure you are aware of the reporting tools and how to delete users and report them.
Set your account to private: You can approve or deny users and limit incoming messages to followers only. However note that even with a private account, profile photos, usernames and bio’s are still visible, so ensure that these do not give away personal information or are inappropriate.
Children may be tempted to gain more ‘likes’ or ‘follows’ on the app by doing something inappropriate, so it’s important to have a conversation with your child about what they are sharing and who with.
Stress with any children using the app the importance of their digital footprint, and who they communicate with online. ‘Stranger danger’ is very much applicable in the online world as well as the physical world.
For further advice on keeping safe online, please visit www.internetmatters.org, www.getsafeonline.org. ... Read MoreRead Less
Sgt Boyd was out on foot patrol tonight assisting the team with a dispersal order in the town, dealing with under age drinking in Cobblers Hall park, and locating 2 youths who had been reported missing from home. If you didnt see him, here is where he got to. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police are keen to speak to the male in this photo with regards to an incident at Tescos, number DHM-21022019-0366. Is it you? If so, come and see us at your earliest convenience! ... Read MoreRead Less
Western Area Time Limited Project
On the back of a very successful engagament event at Silverdale House on Tuesday, the TLP members met to discuss an action plan around increased youth provision and a community garden. The project is gaining momentum and further updates will be placed on our page over the next few months This is a very exciting project which will reduce ASB and increase confidence. ... Read MoreRead Less
Congratulations to Skye- Marie; the latest winner of an ACE award. A scheme organised by Great Aycliffe Town Council and Durham Police; for when officers witness random positive behavior from young people around the town.
Skye- Marie used her own initiative to helped a Park Patrol member of staff to clear litter from a play area in West Park, Newton Aycliffe.
Thank you- You're ACE! ... Read MoreRead Less
Big thank you to everyone who attended the engagement event yesterday at Silverdale House in the Western area. This was an event organised to involve the community in coming up with ideas around a Community Garden, and youth provision in the community centre. There was a great turn out from the community, and lots of ideas shared with the project team. ... Read MoreRead Less
We've been contacted by Angie Harker Van Dijk asking for assistance with the following appeal:
This is about my mam
Appeal for witnesses
Can anyone who witnessed a pedestrian knocked over at the Eden Arms roundabout on Tuesday 15th January at 4:15pm please leave your contact details in a PM so I can reach you please.
The lady who was knocked over was wearing a dusky pink dufflecoat over a Sainsburys uniform and we are trying to find witnesses and/or the driver of the car, along with any other information or video, dashcam footage etc.
She has undergone surgery for a broken leg but is hopeful of a full recovery. I’m trying to find the lady at the scene who helped and the man who brought her home.
Please contact Paul Wright or myself if you have any info. Thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
Some top tips for parents/guardians on how to keep children safe on Snapchat 👇👇PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Are you familiar with Snapchat? If not, take a look at our quick guide with some tips on how to keep children safe on Snapchat.👇👇👇
Feel free to contact us via this page for any further advice! #staysafeonline #esafety #cybersafety ... Read MoreRead Less
Be mindful of Social Media Phishing 👇👇SOCIAL MEDIA PHISHING ALERT
Its common that emails, text messages and phone calls are used by criminals to approach people, however we also see that people become victims of crime due to SOCIAL MEDIA PHISHING.
Social media phishing can present itself as a link in a tweet, or a post on your social media or video hosting site. It can also be in a direct message advertising a gift or special offer, or ironically warning you to take action to avoid some kind of financial loss. These messages can be sent using common social media messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
How to avoid being a victim?
Do not click on links in posts, tweets or direct message unless you are 100% certain that they are genuine and well intentioned.
Ask yourself if somebody genuine would really contact you in this way with this information.
Recognise threats of financial issues or offers that seem too good to be true, for what they really are.
Even if the post or tweet seems to come from someone you trust, their account may have been hacked or spoofed. If the post seems out of the ordinary, it is likely that it has been hacked.
If the approach is via Twitter, note that accounts of legitimate businesses usually feature a blue ‘verified’ tick to indicate that the account is authentic. They will also never request login credentials.
If you are suspicious of the post, contact the company/person directly through different means such as a telephone number or email address. Legitimate organisations will be happy to advise if the post is legitimate.
If you have been a victim of social media phishing, report it to the social media network via the reporting mechanisms on the site or app. If you have lost money as a result of social media phishing, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 20 40, or via the website at www.actionfraud.police.uk. ... Read MoreRead Less
A male has been assaulted at around 2025 hours on Saturday 16th February 2019 in Kings Drive, near to Guthrum Place, Newton Aycliffe. Approximately 3-4 males have approached this male before one of them punched the victim to the floor and kicked him, he was left with cuts and bruises to his head. If you have any information in relation to this assault, please contact PC 2456 Booth on 101, quoting crime number CRI00179459. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
We are getting more complaints regarding people parking their cars on yellow lines outside of school gates. These lines arent there to slow down your commute on a morning (leave a little earlier!?), or to increase your daily exercise regime by having to walk an extra few hundred yards. They are there for your childs safety, please help us to avoid any needless accidents!? ... Read MoreRead Less
Come and join us and partner agencies at Silverdale House, Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday 19th February 2019 between 1500 and 1900hrs to discuss an exciting project for the Western Area, free food/drink and kids activities. ... Read MoreRead Less
Some great advice here for parents concerned about their kids use of the internet. ... Read MoreRead Less
PCSO Atkinson assisted the St Marys Mini Police and Tesco in a mock up shoplifting investigation today. The young officers had to identify what had been stolen and pass descriptions of the suspects. All made a positive contribution, thanks to Ryan, Ken (Tesco) and Miss Willis for making it happen and doing great things in the community. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police were tonight joined by Durham County Council, GATC, Livin and the Fire Service on a multi agency walkabout in Newton Aycliffe Town centre looking at problems associated with Anti-Social Behaviour. Further meetings are planned to find solutions. ... Read MoreRead Less
St Marys Primary School Mini Police were out in force on Wednesday 6th February in Central Avenue, Newton Aycliffe. They were assisting the beat team to advise motorists on their speed by displaying red and green signs depending on whether they were driving safely or not. Great job guys! ... Read MoreRead Less
Do you know the male in this image? He is suspected of stealing from Bargain Buys, Newton Aycliffe on the 30th January 2019. If you can identify him, please contact Durham Police on 101 and quote crime number CRI00176253, please do not name on here. Thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
You might remember Noah Fielding who was given one of our ACE awards by Park Warden Ed Birkett in November? Noah spent some time in the town park replacing seats and bins that had been overturned by youths. Well, at our last ASB (Anti-Social Behaviour) meeting the panel voted Noah as the monthly winner. Noah gets a two day pass to ROF59 as his reward, awesome job Noah! Do you know any youths in the community who are doing great things? If you do, get in touch? ... Read MoreRead Less
PCSO’s Abi Hill and Steven Kipling have been on Aycliffe Radio this evening on the community connect show with presenter Amy Harrison. They discussed what Newton Aycliffe beat team have been involved with over the Christmas and New Year period! ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Ayclilffe Police along with partners (Livin, Junction 7, DCC and Civic Pride) carried out a walkabout in the Western Area today litter picking as they went. This is all part of a project being carried out to reduce Anti-Social Behaviour, improve facilities for youth provision, and to engage with the community with a view to making improvements to design. There will be a community event coming to Silverdale House on Tuesday 19th February 2019, please keep your diarys free! ... Read MoreRead Less
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Looking out for victims of modern slavery is everybody’s responsibility. If you think someone is being exploited, report it through the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or call 999 if they are in immediate danger.
For more information on your rights as a worker, visit www.gla.gov.uk/i-am-a/i-am-a-worker/workers-rights-leaflets ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers from Newton Aycliffe Police conducted plain clothed patrols on the afternoons of Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January in the town centre. Two offenders were caught resullting in 4 crimes being solved. One of the offenders was remanded to court on Monday. Great result! ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers from Newton Aycliffe Police have been conducting foot patrols over the weekend in relation to reports of Anti-Social Behaviour. Pleased to report that there were no major issues! Did you see them, if not these are the areas covered? ... Read MoreRead Less
An incident occurred on Tuesday 15TH January at approximately 16:15 where a female pedestrian was hit by an unknown vehicle as she attempted to cross the A167 at Rushford Roundabout, Chilton. This resulted in the female suffering injuries to her leg. The driver of the vehicle did stop however details were not obtained by the female. Could the driver of this vehicle or anyone with any information please contact PC 2701 Cattermole on 101. Thank you. ... Read MoreRead Less
Our front counter staff took an interesting delivery earlier this week...
This Second World War ‘knuckle knife’ was handed in at the station by a couple who were moving house and had nowhere to safely store it.
It was owned by the man’s father who served in the Second World War with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He had acquired the knife from a German soldier.
The knives, which were also known as trench knives, were used in both the First World War and the Second World War and were intended for close quarter fighting in the field and in the trenches.
This particular knife will now be stored at the Barbican Armoury in Durham.
If anyone has any unwanted or illegally held knives or firearms, please contact police on 101. ... Read MoreRead Less
Introducing two new members to the beat team at Newton Aycliffe. PCSO Abi Hill will have responsibility for the Western Area of Newton Aycliffe and will support PC Michael Welch and PCSO Chris OBrien. PCSO Steven Kipling will cover Aycliffe North (Woodham) and Middridge and work alongside PC Lyndon Towler. Great to have them on board and they look forward to getting involved in community issues. ... Read MoreRead Less
Stay safe online everyone and be aware of some of the latest email scams in circulation 👇👇Its a cold one today! ❄️❄️As well as staying safe on the roads, be mindful to stay safe online.
We have had an example of a new scam email sent to us which is currently in circulation.
If you receive this email do not panic, and follow these tips:
1) Do not click on any links, attachments, or follow the instructions in the email. This will likely lead you to losing some money or personal information.
2)Delete the email and block the address if possible.
Do not reply to the email.
3) Run any antivirus software on your device/computer to scan for any vulnerabilities or threats that may be present in the background.
4) Check your spam filtering settings on your email. Ensure that spam filtering is on and this will automatically put most junk emails straight into a spam or junk folder.
5) Seek advice: If you are unsure if an email is genuine, speak with someone trusted ie Action Fraud or the police, and these can advise you further on what to do. ... Read MoreRead Less
Over the weekend of Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January a Dispersal Order was in place in the town centre at Newton Aycliffe. This was in response to a rise in Anti Social Behaviour. A number of youths were issued with these orders which prevented them from re-entering the designated area during the period of the order. We are now engaging with these youths to try and divert them away from further incidents. Furher problem solving initiatives are planned. ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers are appealing for information after the rear door of a takeaway in Trimdon was damaged on Tuesday (January 8).
The two men, described as being in their late 20’s entered the premises on Trimdon Grange at approximately 5.50pm, just prior to the damage.
They are then thought to have made off in a vehicle towards Salters Lane.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward, please call us with information on 101 quoting reference number 320 of January 8 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. ... Read MoreRead Less
3 months ago
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You’ll be the one running towards danger when everyone else is running away from it. You’ll see things that nobody else will see, and you’ll do things you never thought you’d do.
But you’ll finish your shift knowing you made a real difference to someone’s life.
You were there during their hour of need, when they had nobody else to turn to. You’ll make a genuine difference to your community, and you’ll help make your town a better place to live.
Applications open Friday, January 11, and close on Friday, January 25.
You must be over 18, have a full driving licence and be physically fit.
Find out more: www.durham.police.uk/Join-us/Pages/Recruitment.aspx ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police are working with partner agenices on a TLP (Time Limited Project) in the Western area of the town to reduce Anti Social Behaviour and create a nicer environment to live in. Partners including Livin, Durham County Council, Aycliffe Town Council, Junction 7 and The Hub of Wishes were out in the area today carrying out a survey to gather community opinion on how the area could be improved. Look out for further updates, and get in touch if youd like further details. ... Read MoreRead Less
Daisy Taylor in year 6 at Sugar Hill School was a winner in our school Christmas poster competition. Due to Christmas holidays we were unable to present her with her prize until yesteday. Pictured here with PCSO Walls and Mrs Forster, well done Daisy!! ... Read MoreRead Less
PCSO's Walls and Kipling were called to an incident this morning where two 10 year old females had discovered a clear plastic bag which contained a small amount of suspicious white powder. Concerned that someone may be harmed by it, they contacted the police. Pictured are Katie Keelan and Maisie Plumb with their ACE Awards and they will be rewarded by McDonalds. Great job girls......we think you are ACE! ... Read MoreRead Less
Got a new bike or scooter for Christmas? Bring it down to the town centre shop tomorrow between 09:00- 11:00hrs and we will security mark it free of charge. ... Read MoreRead Less
Got the #backtowork blues? Why not make 2019 the year you join the best performing police force in the country?
We’re recruiting new PCs from January 11.
Find out more at one of our information roadshows:
• Tuesday, January 8 – Durham Constabulary HQ, Aykley Heads
• Thursday, January 10 - Durham Constabulary HQ, Aykley Heads
All events start at 6pm.
Book your place by calling HR on 0191 3752123 or email Human.Resources@durham.pnn.police.uk ... Read MoreRead Less
Park Wardens Ed Birkett and Peter Corey were in the Town Park, Newton Aycliffe today at around 1345hrs when Tyler Veitch approached them and offered his services to litter pick. Great work Tyler, enjoy your reward, you're ACE! ... Read MoreRead Less
Good Afternoon. Guys if anyone is taking down there Christmas decorations and is choosing to throw them away to get new next year, please could we take them from you. We are planning ahead for our Christmas Grottos for next year which will be bigger and better than this years. We are going to be working alongside Nev and the team at Community Spirit. We are particularly keen to get hold of lights, and net lights. Thanks in advance ***Sorry guys forgot to say we are only wanting White christmas trees, but all decorations and lights will be greatly received*** ... Read MoreRead Less
HIGH value cameras and tools stolen in garage burglary.
The burglary occurred on Wilbore Croft, Newton Aycliffe on Wednesday (December 12) just before 10.30am.
The suspect gained entry to the electric roller garage and once inside removed a number of power tools along with a Leica M2 camera and an Olymus MJU zoom camera.
PC Emma Bartley from the Resolution team said: “I would urge anyone with information relating to this incident or who knows the whereabouts of the property to get in touch with us.
“The cameras hold a sentimental value to the victim who is desperate for them to be returned.”
Please call us on 101 quoting reference number 108 of December 12 with any information. ... Read MoreRead Less
Guys we would just like to take this opportunity to Wish you all a very Happy Christmas. As you can imagine the next few days tends to become quite busy for the teams, so we thought we would take this opportunity whilst we have a quick cuppa. We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a very prosperous New Year. Thankyou to each and everyone of you for your continued support. xxxxxx ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police have been running a school poster competition in their shop in the lead up to Christmas. The winners are Seth from Byerley Park, Macey from St Francis, and Ruby from St Marys. We also have an unknown winner from Sugar Hill (due to them breaking from Xmas yesterday) and was wondering if you recognise your childs artwork? Well done to all the winners, fantastic effort! Merry Christmas everyone! Prizes dontated by Police and Town Centre Management Team. ... Read MoreRead Less
We even captured Santa arriving on his sleigh this morning with Mrs Claus and his naughty elves. Weve been doing the maths (which isnt our strongest subject) and we believe that as a community we have raised £499.74. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou. #Proudtobeaycliffe ... Read MoreRead Less
Right guys we need your help. We need to try and identify these 2 boys below. They came along to visit Santa and handed over their piggy bank and its contents for Santa to give to charity. We would like to return their generosity by giving them a little something to say thankyou. What wonderful young boys xxx ... Read MoreRead Less
Thankyou to the boys below who went out their way to go and buy the team donuts and mince pies as a thankyou. They were delicious and we are extremely greatful. Thanks lads ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police is feeling blessed.
4 months ago
Evening guys. Wow what a day! Thankyou so much to each and everyone of you who came down to visit Santa and Mrs Claus. We had an unbelievable response and we have had over 1000 residents through the doors over the 2 days that we ran the grotto. Weve raised over £500 for local charities in providing Christmas dinner for those in our community who would ordinarily go without. We are very proud to Police Aycliffe and the community spirit you have shown is admirable. The raffle has been drawn and Jen is ringing the winners as we speak. Please feel free to add your photos on here. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts and we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year x ****Can we also ask that you leave some feedback on here as well please**** ... Read MoreRead Less
Evening guys, Just a quick reminder Santa, Mrs Claus and the naughty elves are coming to spend the day with us on Sunday 16th December between 11-4. The grotto is a free event and all the children will receive a free gift. The grotto is located in the shop opposite Savers in the town centre, you will be able to find it as Santa is parking his sleigh right outside!!!! There will be a raffle on the day with fantastic prizes and all money raised will go towards "feeding the lonely" providing Christmas dinner for those in our community who would be going without. Again this wouldnt be possible had it not been for our fantastic sponsors Honest John, Livin and Tesco. ***If your coming on Sunday, could you please just pop a little comment below so we have an idea on numbers*** Thanks again guys and see you all on Sunday x ... Read MoreRead Less
We have some fantastic raffle prizes on offer in our shop ranging from a Turkey Crown for your Christmas Lunch, 3 foot teddy, bottles of gin and vouchers for various stores across the town. Tickets are £1 per strip and all proceeds go to help feeding the lonely at Christmas, providing Christmas lunch for those in our community that would go without. Tickets are available from our shop in the town centre between 1-5pm tommorow and 11-4 on Sunday ... Read MoreRead Less