Rotarians in Newton Aycliffe have been given a big pat on the back for the work they do and the service they give to improve the lives of others, both in their community and abroad. One of the most senior Rotarians in North East England, Rtn Terry Long, Immediate Past District Governor, told them this week: “You are members of an absolutely fabulous and vibrant cub”. And he added: “If Rotary gave an award for the best club in this part of the world, you would be a leading contender.” The comments came when Terry re-visited Newton Aycliffe to talk about the highlights of his year in office and review some of the activities organised by Newton Aycliffe members during the past year. He was introduced by Newton Aycliffe’s Immediate Past President, Rtn Denese Cartwright, and thanked by Rtn Barry Knevitt. Terry is pictured (left) during the presentation of a Past President’s medallion to Denese (centre) by current President, Rtn Nora Scott.
Get In Touch
Contact Us : 01325 300212
For editorial and advertising contributions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aycliffe Beat News Feed
9 hours ago
Six people have been arrested today following an operation targeting the supply of drugs in the South Durham area.
Acting on intelligence from the local community, officers carried out warrants at seven properties in the Newton Aycliffe and Bishop Auckland areas early this morning.
Four men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs, while another man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis. They all remain in police custody.
A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank members of the public for coming forward with vital pieces of intelligence that led to today’s operation.
“Drug dealing is a blight on our communities and it will not be tolerated. We would encourage anyone who has any information on potential drug dealing, or any other criminality in their area, to report it to us – we will treat the information with the confidentiality it deserves, and will always act where we can.”
Please call Durham Constabulary on 101 with any information on criminal activity in your area, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police shared a post.
9 hours ago
Want to meet Isle of Man TT legend, John McGuinness?
Get yourselves down to Bikewise on Sunday where you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with one of the true legends of motorcycle racing.
John and his family will be heading over to Durham to show his support for the 25th Bikewise, which takes place at police HQ, at Aykley Heads, on Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at police HQ.
Cars can be parked at County Hall, which is only a few minutes’ walk from the site, or alternatively at Sniperly Park and Ride.
Disabled parking is at the Rivergreen Centre, near HQ.
Entry is £2 for adults and children under 16 go free. ... Read MoreRead Less
2 days ago
A woman is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision earlier today.
A silver Seat Ibiza and a red Renault Twingo were travelling in opposite directions on the A167 between Central Avenue, in Newton Aycliffe, and the Rushyford roundabout when the collision happened at 12.50pm.
The 23-year-old driver of the Renault was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, with critical injuries.
A 27-year-old woman who was driving the Seat was also taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious injuries.
The road remains closed in both directions while collision investigators work at the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage, is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 205 of July 15. ... Read MoreRead Less
3 days ago
Do you know this person? She is suspected of theft at Aldi, Newton Aycliffe on Saturday 6th July 2019. If you know her, please contact the Newton Aycliffe beat team on 101 and quote crime reference number CRI00207703. Alternatively, send us a private message on here. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police shared a post.
4 days ago
Telegram messaging app-what is it?🧐🧐
Telegram messaging app lets users send text messages, images, videos and other files for free, whilst also keeping the messages encrypted. When you send messages, you can set up a “self-destruct” timer so that messages deletes from the senders account, and also the recipients account after a certain length of time. The app is aimed at teens and is aged at 17+. It is fast becoming a popular alternative messaging app to Whatsapp, due to the message encryption.
For advice for parents on Telegram, please visit: protectyoungeyes.com/content/telegram-messenger-app-parent-review/ ... Read MoreRead Less
5 days ago
Do you know where your kids are on an evening?
Plain clothed PCSO’s found 4 youths sitting very close to the edge of the Quarry yesterday evening. This is without a doubt a very dangerous area and with the ground being wet it was made even more dangerous as they could have easily slipped and fallen off the edge. The pictures below show where the youths were found and the dangerous route which they took to get to that spot. Please tell your kids to be sensible and make sure you know where they are going on an evening! ... Read MoreRead Less
Seen on Bluebell Way on the 6th July 2019 at around 1430hrs. Do you know the identity of this male? If so, can you contact PCSO 7848 Walls at Newton Aycliffe Police Office on 101? Help us to stop this male before he hurts somebody!? ... Read MoreRead Less
Jarred Brayley was presented with an ACE award today in school. On the 25th June 2019 he happened to find a fair bit of money in Newton Aycliffe. Rather than keeping it for himself, he handed it into his school teacher who contacted the police. Jarred explained that he was worried that someone might have to go without if he had kept it. He is rewarded by McDonalds for his honesty and integrity and as a bonus, the money was not claimed by anyone and he got it back to keep! Honesty does pay!! Well done Jarred, you're ACE! ... Read MoreRead Less
PCSO Hill & PCSO Walls were helped by St Josephs mini police yesterday with carrying out speedwatch on Stevenson Way. Whilst there 3 vehicles were spotted going over the speed limit. The mini police had green and red circles which they held up to let motorists know if they were going under or over the limit. This exercise proved to be a great deterrent and hopefully will make motorists who saw them think twice about speeding in the future. ... Read MoreRead Less
Afternoon ladies and gents. I really need your help.Based on the huge success of last years Santas Grotto We are in the process of planning for this years and im wanting to see if there are any local companies or tradesmen/women who can assist in providing us with a large shed or helping us in making our very own grotto. We will then look at getting local groups and businesses involved to decorate the grotto and create a magical winter wonderland. If you know anyone who can help please can you contact PC 2696 Mike WELCH on the email email@example.com ... Read MoreRead Less
Advice from Durham Cyber Safety on common scam text messages that are in circulation 👇👇 ... Read MoreRead Less
At around 6pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 10 year old Lucas Acuna-Ocana contacted the police due to concerns he had regarding an escalating incident in Newton Aycliffe town centre. Due to his quick thinking, the police arrived on scene within a couple of minutes and a more serious incident was prevented. Thanks Lucas, you're ACE!! Lucas is rewarded by McDonalds who sponsor this initiative. ... Read MoreRead Less
In May 2019, Newton Aycliffe Police in conjunction with Gestamp, DCC and local councillors ran a Road safety week paying particular attention to issues around primary Schools in Newton Aycliffe. The aim was to educate and engage with the community in order to reduce traffic related issues around school premises to make our children safer when attending. We had an officer outside of every primary school during the week at opening and closing times, assisted by staff and mini police from each school, where we challenged persons parking inconsiderately/dangerously on the yellow zig-zags and driving without any consideration for the kids safety. During school hours we had various themes each day around road safety which included Community Speed watch, Operation Endurance (off road bikes and quads), DCC (licensing and Waste carriers), and Intelligence led patrols targeting disqualified drivers, drink drivers and drivers without the appropriate documentation.
Gestamp and Local Councillors sponsored the initiative by funding the creation of school figures for each school to reinforce the message of driving safely around schools. A school poster competition was also run with pupils displaying their amazing creations along perimeter fences, the best ones being awarded a prize.
As a result of this week of action there was a tremendous amount of positive feedback from the community, it was quite overwhelming the support we received from the schools and parents attending with their kids. Hopefully the message is getting out and these areas are a little safer as a result. We intend to run a similar initiative in the near future.
The team would like to thank St Marys Mini Police for inspiring the images on our leaflets and posters, Gestamp and the local Councillors for sponsoring the initiative, and the community for being so positive and receptive around what we were trying to achieve.
Attached are some photos of the highlights of the week. ... Read MoreRead Less
Sgt Boyd and PCSO Walls delivered a talk on knife crime to pupils at Optimum Skills today on the Industrial Estate. Debate around the topic was really great and we even talked some of them into taking a pic!! Enjoyed our morning and hopefully got the message across! ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police updated their status.
2 weeks ago
Come and join PCSO Abi Hill at the Western Area PACT meeting tonight at the Western Area Community Centre (6pm). ... Read MoreRead Less
Trending app update from Durham Cyber Safety 📱📱👇👇 ... Read MoreRead Less
3 weeks ago
We're all set at Shildon......its going to be an amazing day.....come and join in the fun!? ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police shared a post.
3 weeks ago
Advice from Durham Cyber Safety on trending mobile games 👇👇👇 ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police, Great Aycliffe Town Council, DCC, Livin and Cllr John D Clare meet once a month to discuss ASB in the Newton Aycliffe area. In this meeting they also review all the ACE awards that have been issued by the police and local council that month and pick an overall winner. Last month, we couldn't choose between two very worthy winners, so both were given further awards.
Lauren Bulmer and Nicole Humes went to the assistance of a vulverable female in the town centre, got help for her, and waited with her until police arrived.
Daniel Heaton contacted the fire brigade after spotting a fire and directed them to the scene, his quick actions prevented further damage.
Both are rewarded by ROF59 who have sponsored this initiative.
Well done guys, you're ACE.
#kidsdoinggreatthingsinaycliffe ... Read MoreRead Less
Billy Dinsley was nominated for an award after finding an insecure premises. Worried that it may be subject to crime, he went to the keyholders premises to inform them. The person nominating was very happy that a potential crime had been avoided. Well done Billy, you're ACE!! Thanks to McDonalds and ROF59 for supporting this fantastic initiative that rewards youths for doing great things in the community. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police shared a post.
4 weeks ago
Advice from Durham Cyber Safety about online accounts 💻🖱📱 ... Read MoreRead Less
Can anyone identify the male in this photo (cue comments on poor quality, but you may recognise the clothing!?)? Damage was caused at Specsavers on Friday 7th June 2019, we're thinking due to poor sight he got the wrong premises. If you can, please contact PC 2696 Welch on 101 quoting crime number CRI00201839. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
#CelebrateLocalSuperheroes ... Read MoreRead Less
*Anyone with information please contact us via 101.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old schoolgirl was assaulted at a bus stop in Newton Aycliffe this morning, Monday, June 3.
The teenager was making her way to school and waiting at the Williamfield Way bus stop for the Number 5 Arriva bus at about 7.40am.
A man riding a mountain bike has then turned left from Burnhill Way on to Williamfield Way and stopped at the bus stop before resting his bike against it.
The male approached the girl and tried to start a conversation and grabbed her wrist when she trued to leave.
The girl was able to free herself before running away through Hawkshead Place to the safety of a relative’s house.
The suspect is described as white and aged between 60 and 70 years old.
He is about 5ft 10 with short white hair and speaks in a northern accent, but not local to Newton Aycliffe.
It is thought he was wearing a grey jumper and riding a dark blue mountain bike with yellow or green writing in the bars. No make or model is known at present.
If you saw anything suspicious or have any information or CCTV, please call 101 quoting incident reference number 68 of June 3.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555111. ... Read MoreRead Less
We have had reports of the below cyber scam in our area. Please keep a look out for this, and see below for further information. ... Read MoreRead Less
Useful information from Durham Cyber Safety on the trending social networking app YOLO 👇👇YOLO: Q&A app-what is it? 📱📱
YOLO is currently the number 1 social networking app on ITunes in the UK. It is widely popular amongst teens, and is increasing in popularity as the weeks go on. Although not created by Snapchat, the app is an “add on” feature that is for Snapchat users.
The app allows Snapchat users to request anonymous messages from specific friends, or the wider public. You can then reply to the messages via your own snapchat story. There is a lot of attention towards the app at the moment as it became the most downloaded app in the UK and US, just a week after its release.
What to be aware of?
Currently the age restriction for YOLO is 17+ on the ITunes app store. Please be mindful that there are age restrictions for a reason. Children under 17 should not be using the app. If necessary, restrictions should be put in place on devices to restrict the downloading of apps that aren’t age appropriate.
Although the app has anti bullying features in place, there is always the risk that people will receive abusive and hurtful comments. Due to the nature of the app messages are anonymous, unless they are reported for inappropriate content. Please be mindful of teens using the app that there is a risk of inappropriate comments and messages.
If you have teens using the app, stress the importance of SAFE internet use. As with any online app, there is the risk that personal information can be shared or obtained unnecessarily. Ensure that any online usernames do not contain personal information. Stress with children the importance of safe internet use, and what is appropriate to be posting online.
Stress stranger danger with children/teens: It is equally risky to talk to strangers online, as it is in the physical world. If you have children using social networking apps, please make sure that they are only talking with trusted friends or family members.
Monitor online privacy: As this is a social app, it is key to remember that no personal information should be viewable to the outside world. This includes things such as home address, school, employment, and anything containing financial information.
Don’t post or ask anything inappropriate: Our “Digital Footprints” are massive-ensure that we do not post anything inappropriate as this can be shared many times online and prove hard to remove once it is on the internet.
Speak with anyone who has the app: Social networking can be fun and engaging for people of all ages. It’s good to talk, so if you know anyone who has the app make sure they know how to keep themselves safe whilst using it.
For further advice on keeping safe online, please visit www.getsafeonline.org ... Read MoreRead Less
HIGH value plant equipment has been stolen from a demolition site in Newton Aycliffe.
Police are appealing for help tracing the Hydraulic Shear and Selecta Grab, which were taken from St Cuthbert’s House, Aycliffe Business Park on Friday (May 24) at around 4.20pm.
The Hydraulic Shear is a VTN HS200 with a serial number of 05314401, this was additionally marked with the firm’s serial number PO80R. The Selecta Grab is a KINSHOFER with no serial number.
Officers believe they were towed away in a white coloured long wheelbase Ford transit and a dark coloured saloon, possibly a BMW.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 44 of May 28. ... Read MoreRead Less
Phishing alert-TV License Phishing Campaign STILL in circulation. Please see below for further details 👇👇 ... Read MoreRead Less
Renewed appeal.......do you know this male? Please get in touch if you do on 101. Many thanks.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
Newton Aycliffe Police are wanting to identify the male in this photo. He is suspected of stealing fuel from the Total garage on St Cuthberts Way, Newton Aycliffe on the 12th April 2019. If you have any information, please contact PC 2696 Welch on 101, quoting crime number CRI00190643. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
PCSO Hill attended a family fun day today in aid of Action 4 ME and The Hub of Wishes. Everyone enjoyed having a go in the Police van and Fire engine! The event is running until 5pm today if anyone would still like to attend. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police were at every junior school again today engaging with parents and drivers around road related issues. We're getting so much positive feedback and support from you, its been amazing. Please keep up the great work in trying to make it safer for our kids particularly around schools. We will be building on this week, carrying out random spot checks at all schools, and targeting persistent offenders. Prizes were also awarded to all school winners of our poster competition, thanks to ROF 59 for contributing to the award. One of our favourite captions from the kids being 'Slow down you silly clown!'. Food for thought!? ... Read MoreRead Less
In response to feedback received by yourselves, officers from Newton Aycliffe Police carried out further Community Speedwatch in Midridge Village, Aycliffe Village, Burnhill Way, and Williamson Way as part of our Road Safety Week. A total of 921 vehicle passed through these checks and 88 were found to be over the specified speed limit for that area. Would you like to get involved in rolling out Speedwatch? If so, please get in touch? ... Read MoreRead Less
The Newton Aycliffe Road Safety week continued today with officers, teachers and mini police outside each junior school engaging with parents. The message seems to be getting through with less issues as the week has gone on, please help us to sustain this in the coming weeks and months. Prizes are to be awarded to the winners of our school poster competition tomorrow! Thanks to Gestamp for sponsoring this initiative. ... Read MoreRead Less
Today Newton Aycliffe Police were supported by Durham County Council in targetting scrap collectors in the area to make sure that they were road worthy and had the appropriate documentation. This was part of our Road safety week tackling issues raised by you. ... Read MoreRead Less
Another fantastic day in Newton Aycliffe as part of our Road Safety week. Thanks to all the parents who are taking steps to reduce issues around our schools and listen to advice being given. Your kids are amazing, please help us to keep them safe! Thanks to Gestamp for sponsoring this initiative. ... Read MoreRead Less
** YOU SAID........WE DID!! **
Newton Ayclilffe Police were supported by the Police Motorcycle Section in carrying out Speedwatch in the area. As part of our Road safety week, speedwatch was carried out in 6 areas including two locations along Greenfield Way, Shafto Way, Westmorland Way, Burn Lane, Woodham Way (locations identified from feedback in yeterdays post). In total 777 vehicles came through these areas and 49 were over the designated speed limit. ... Read MoreRead Less
Road Safety week continued in Newton Aycliffe today when the beat team were supported by the local schools, mini police and the Motorcycle Section to promote safety around our schools. Officers were at every junior school for drop off and pick up times to engage with parents and educate on the dangers associated with inconsiderate parking. Lets work together to reduce accidents at these precious locations. Thanks to Gestamp for sponsoring this initiative. ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers carried out Speedwatch in 9 locations across Newton Aycliffe today as part of a week long Road Safety Initiative. Locations were Middridge, Greenfield Way, Stephenson Way, Pease Way, Woodham Way, Central Avenue, School Aycliffe, Burnhill Way, and Aycliffe Village. In total, 1303 vehicles travelled through these locations and 68 were found to be travelling at excessive speed. Locations have been nominated by the community and at PACT meetings, where would you like us next? ... Read MoreRead Less
Today marked the start of a Road Safety week in Newton Aycliffe. Officers were outside of every primary school in Newton Aycliffe to reinforce the message of safe driving and parking which is supported by teachers, pupils and the mini police. Your children attend these schools, please dont contribute to the next accident by parking where you shouldn't. Thanks to Gestamp who are sponsoring the initiative and St Marys Mini Police for their inspiration in creating these images. ... Read MoreRead Less
A TWO-wheeled trailer has been stolen from a council depot in Shildon.
Police are appealing for help tracing the red Foster three-tonne tipper trailer, which was taken from the depot in Harker Street at some point between 5.25am and 5.45am on Sunday, April 5.
The trailer has a solid bottom and mesh top, with rear-opening barn doors.
Police believe it was towed away by a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee in the direction of Byerley Road nd Auckland Terrace.
Anyone with information is asked to call PCSO James Cleminson at Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. ... Read MoreRead Less
Is anyone missing a bag? If it's yours, please contact us at Newton Aycliffe Police Station on 101. ... Read MoreRead Less
Want to unlock your potential?
Do you want to give something back to your community?
Do you want the opportunity to work for an Outstanding Police Force?
If the answer to these questions is yes then we want to hear from you as we have twenty challenging but rewarding roles as Police Community Support Officers
(PCSOs) in Durham Constabulary.
We are looking for exceptional individuals who want to make a difference by serving the communities of County Durham and Darlington.
Successful applicants will play a significant role in supporting the Police, other agencies, and local communities, in tackling and discouraging issues such as public nuisance and anti-social behaviour. These roles involve work within local schools and youth groups to build knowledge on the issues within their local community.
To find out more, visit: www.durham.police.uk/Join-us/Pages/Recruitment.aspx
There will also be an opportunity to attend Neighbourhood Policing Team locality events throughout the force area as below:
Durham: Friday 17th May – 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Conference Room, Durham City Police Station, New Elvet
Peterlee: Wednesday 22 May - 6.00pm to 7.00pm
3rd Floor Conference Room, Peterlee Police Station
Darlington: Thursday 23 May – 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Central House, Gladstone Street
(Darlington are also doing pop up events in local supermarkets etc.)
Stanley: Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May – 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Hotel 52, Joicey Square, Stanley DH9 0PG
Bishop Auckland: Saturday, 18 May – 2.00pm to 3.00pm and Wednesday, 22 May – 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Conference Room, Bishop Auckland Police Station
These events will provide would-be applicants an opportunity to attend and observe the operational environment of a Police Station. You will gain an insight into the role of a PCSO within the Neighbourhood Policing Teams with question and answer sessions in relation to the role and requirements.
Places at these events will be limited. To book a place please go to your local Neighbourhood Policing Teams Facebook page by sending a direct message via messenger. ... Read MoreRead Less
This event is going to be awesome, come down and join in, we are definitely going!! ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police are participating in a Blue Light community event in Newton Aycliffe Town centre in the summer holidays along with the other emergency services. Do you own, or know someone who has a 'retro' police vehicle? If so, would you like to get involved? If the answer is yes, please private message us. ... Read MoreRead Less
PCSOs Matt Walls and Steve Kipling were out on foot patrol last night dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour, and engaging with the community. Did you see them? These are targetted patrols in response to complaints and feedback from the community through PACT. Where should we patrol next? ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police is with Pioneering Care Partnership - PCP.
2 months ago
Newton Aycliffe Police were at ROF59 today to support the Pioneering Care Partnership who are fundraising for the Hydrotherapy Pool replacement campaign through a Zip Wire Challenge! Bobby the Bull went down well! Please get yourselves along over the next week and support this very worthy cause! ... Read MoreRead Less
Going on holiday? See below for tips on how to keep safe online when on holiday 🌞It’s a bleak morning today, so to cheer us up in the office we have been discussing holidays! 🌞🌞
It’s great when you are going on holiday, however we often forget some basic things which leave us unprotected when we are going away. See our top tips below for Holiday cyber security:
Do not check in on social media: We see this daily-people will tag themselves at the airport or state on social media that they are going away and generally how long for. Think about what you are posting on social media. Do not advertise your home as unoccupied as this potentially makes you a target for crime. Additionally, if your home is targeted and you posted on social media you are on holiday, some insurance companies will be reluctant to pay out as you have advertised your home as unoccupied/insecure.
Social media usage: This links in with the above, but think about what you are sharing on social media. We have a tendency to overshare, so think about what you are posting, and who you are posting about. If you are posting a picture of others, ensure that you seek their permission first. Post holiday snaps when you return, not whilst you are away.
Do not post pictures of your travel documents or passport information on social media: This could potentially leave you open to ticketing fraud.
If using free Wi-Fi, download a VPN: A VPN (Virtual Private Network) helps protect you when you are browsing the internet. Assume that all free Wi-Fi is insecure, as it most likely is. Do not use free public Wi-Fi to do anything confidential on the internet, or input log in information. If you need to do this, use your mobile data or use a VPN when using Wi-Fi.
Back up and update your devices before going away: Updates are important for the security of our devices, so ensure that they are running the most up to date software. This means you won’t have the hassle of updating your device whilst away. Back-ups are important too-if you encounter any issues with your device whilst on holiday, you can restore them from your back up when you return.
Utilise two factor authentication for your accounts: We would advise that you should have this set up anyway on your accounts, but make sure that you have 2FA turned on before you go away. This means that an additional piece of information is required before you log in to your accounts, and can be a useful tool in stopping your account being accessed by someone who shouldn’t. 2FA (two factor authentication) can be found in your app/account settings and turned on from there.
For further advice, visit www.getsafeonline.org or www.internetmatters.org. ... Read MoreRead Less
We are appealing for help in locating Wayne Drakes, of Greenlee Garth, in Newton Aycliffe, who was last seen at his home on Saturday evening.
Officers are concerned the 40-year-old, who has not been in contact with family or friends, may need medical attention.
He is known to have links with Seaham, Sunderland and Peterlee.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101. ... Read MoreRead Less
Gerrard the dog has been reunited with his owners by Officers this afternoon. Thank you to everyone that helped look for him! ... Read MoreRead Less
Well done Daniel Heaton, latest winner of an ACE award!! Great youth community spirit in Newton Aycliffe......you are ACE!Congratulations to the latest winner of an ACE award; Daniel Heaton, who contacted the Fire Brigade and directed them into the location of a recent fire in the Horndale area. Thank you- Your ACE! ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police are supporting this fantastic cause on Friday 3rd May at ROF59 at 4pm which has been organised by the Pioneering Care Partnership. Why dont you come down and have a go, and at the same time contribute to a very worthwhile initiative?
PCP has teamed up with ROF 59 in Newton Aycliffe to fundraise for the Hydrotherapy Pool replacement campaign through a Zip Wire Challenge! The Zip Wire Challenge will take place over a two week period starting at 11.00 am on Friday 3 May and ending 11 May.
We are aiming for 1,700 ‘zips’ and the number is significant, it represents one zip wire for every 10 heroic ‘Aycliffe Angels’ or Royal Ordinance Factory workers and we’re also aiming to achieve this before the deadline of 11th May, to coincide with the historic day in mid-May when the blitz ended, almost 78 years ago. ROF 59 have kindly agreed to donate 50% of all takings to PCP! The zip wire costs £5 per person and if we can get 1700 people to have a go then we’d raise an astounding £4,250 plus any other donations.
The 200 metre line is the only one of its kind in the North-east - with thrill seekers reaching speeds of up to 35mph before coming to a stop on an old London-style double-decker bus landing pad. ... Read MoreRead Less
Do you know this male? He is suspected of being responsible for theft from Tescos, Newton Aycliffe on Wednesday 24th April 2019. Any information to Newton Aycliffe Police on 101 quoting crime number CRI00193078. Please do not name on this open forum. Many thanks. ... Read MoreRead Less
Further Phishing emails in circulation-see below for advice from Durham Cyber Safety ... Read MoreRead Less
A bunch of keys have been found today in Aycliffe Village. If you believe they are yours and you can identify the other items attached then they can be collected from Newton Aycliffe front office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. ... Read MoreRead Less
Newton Aycliffe Police in conjunction with Great Aycliffe Town Council (sponsored by McDonalds and ROF59) run a scheme in Newton Aycliffe which recognises and rewards youths (Under 18) for doing good things. These include acts of community kindness and spirit, and work that is being done to improve the area. Do you know youths that are worthy of reward? Do you work in clubs, charities or organisations where youths are doing great things? Is so, private message us to let us know! Cheers. ... Read MoreRead Less
Do you know what Smishing is?
See below for advice on how to avoid being caught out by Smishing 👇👇📱📱Yesterday we received a rather exciting text message saying that we were due a tax refund!!
Unfortunately, this is not a real text message, but an example of SMISHING.
What is Smishing?
This is a term used to describe SMS Phishing. Similarly to phishing emails, criminals will send a message in the hope that they can manipulate the recipient into taking various actions which can lead to them being defrauded or a victim of crime.
The fraudulent text will usually claim to be from a trusted organisation such as a bank or HMRC.
Common examples of smishing messages are:
• Your bank, informing you that there is a ‘problem with your account’ such as irregular activity or lack of funds.
• A retailer, offering ‘vouchers’ or ‘gift cards’.
• A technology provider such as Apple or Google, notifying that you ‘need to validate an account’.
• A parcel delivery company, notifying you that you need to ‘confirm that you want a parcel to be delivered’.
• HMRC, informing you that you are ‘due a tax refund’.
How to avoid becoming a victim of smishing
• Do not click on links in text messages unless you are 100% certain that they are genuine and well-intentioned.
• Take time to consider your actions before responding to text messages.
• Ask yourself if the sender, if genuine, would really contact you via this text. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS OR ATTACHMENTS IN THE MESSAGE.
• Recognise threats of financial issues or offers that seem too good to be true, for what they really are.
• If in doubt, call the correct number of the organisation or individual from whom the text claims to have been sent, to check its authenticity.
• Remember that even if the text message seems to come from someone you trust, their number may have been hacked or spoofed.
• Do not respond to the text message. Doing so could result in your details being added to a ‘suckers’ list’ and you will be inundated with similar messages.
If you have lost any money as a result of smishing, please report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 20 40, or go to www.actionfraud.police.uk.
For further advice on Smishing, please visit www.getsafeonline.org ... Read MoreRead Less
Officers are appealing for information following a one vehicle collision near Redworth village.
The incident occurred just after 7.30am on Monday (April 15) southbound on the A6072.
It is believed the rider of a SYM JET scooter was travelling along the carriageway when he fell from the bike on a right hand turn and collided with a kerb and roadside furniture.
The impact caused serious internal injuries to the rider who was taken to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
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
Please be mindful of 'sextortion' scam emails in circulation 👇👇 ... Read MoreRead Less
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
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
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
See below for Children's cyber safety sessions in the Easter holidays 👇👇👇 ... 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
Be on the lookout for the current TV Licensing Phishing campaign! 👇👇👇 ... 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
Durham Cyber Safety will be delivering a session tonight at School Aycliffe Community Hall 7pm! ... 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
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
Aycliffe Beat Twitter Feed
Newton News Facebook
Since 1st June 2019