Mountain bike and van seized by Bishop Auckland police


An all-terrain bike and an uninsured van were seized by police on patrol in the Bishop Auckland area.

While PCSOs were investigating the town’s Woodhouse Close Estate last week, they found a youngster with a mountain bike.

As they had previously been warned of the antisocial conduct, the youth received a notice of seizure and the bicycle was seized.

During mobile patrols in Coundon, two PCSWs located an uninsured van and worked with officers from the traffic police unit to seize the vehicle.

Investigations are ongoing.

In addition to tackling harmful or dangerous vehicles, the Bishop Auckland Ward Police Team said officers continue to target shoplifters following a series of thefts in the area and are working to support members. vulnerable in the community.

“The NPT team is also continuing targeted mobile and foot patrols around retail stores in Bishop Auckland after an increase in shoplifting and thefts in the area,” a spokesperson said.

The neighborhood team said investigations were also underway following several reports of property damage in the Coundon area.

A spokesperson added, “Our work continues with vulnerable members of our community to provide support.

“PC Cockfield and PCSO Barron identified a vulnerable man after conducting further investigations into an incident of antisocial behavior.

“The officers spoke with the man and offered additional support and dropped off a food package. He is now enrolled in the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Peer Mentorship Program to better protect the man.

For more information on the Peer Mentoring Program, visit

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