Darlington news in brief

BIKE TARGETED: A 42-YEAR-OLD Darlington man has been charged with handling stolen goods after the serial number of a GT Avalanche mountain bike was ground off and the cycle was repainted.

Police said the man had also tried to disguise the owner’s name on a stolen power drill.

DRIVERS UNHURT: Motorists escaped injury after a minor three car collision on the A66 at Great Burdon, near Darlington, around 8am today (November 29).

Police said the incident was caused by ice on the road, and urged drivers to take extra care.

POLICE ARRESTS: Police in Darlington have charged a 38-year-old man with burglary after a laptop computer and bicycle were stolen from a property in the Eastbourne area of the town.

In a separate incident, a 23-year-old man has been charged with theft from a parked Fiat Scudo in North Road, Darlington.

TOY APPEAL: All Saints and Salutation Church, in Blackwell, Darlington, is appealing for people to donate toys for a Salvation Army Christmas appeal.

Gifts can be taken to any services on Advent Sunday.

FESTIVE CONCERT: Darlington Youth Brass Band is performing a Christmas concert at Grange Road Baptist Church, Darlington, on Saturday, December 8.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and proceeds will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Tickets are £5 and available from the church conservatory.

Contact 01325-243263.

CAROL SINGERS: Singers from St Andrew’s Church, in Haughton Green, Darlington, have appealed for people to join their group.

They are performing at Riverside View Care Home, in Hutton Avenue, on Saturday, December 15, and Oak Lodge Care Home, in Stockton Road, on Monday, December 17, from 2pm. Contact 01325-468142.

COUNCILLORS SURGERY: Councillors Ron Lewis and Bill Stenson, ward members for Mowden, are holding a surgery to meet residents in Mowden Junior School on Monday, December 3, from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

MIRROR THEFT: Police in Darlington have charged a 22-year-old man after he was caught on CCTV taking the glass out of the wing mirrors of a parked car in the town.

In a separate incident, a 17-year-old man has been charged with theft after a satellite navigation system was taken from a Renault Clio.

PACT MEETING: A Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting for Hummersknott takes place on Monday, December 3, in Mowden Junior School, from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

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