10,000 join Neighbourhood Watch in East Durham

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A DRIVE to sign up residents to Neighbourhood Watch has hit the 10,000 mark.

Police in East Durham said 32 new schemes have now been launched as part of an effort to sign up more homes.

The Challenge 1,000 awareness drive has added 750 houses in the Seaham and Peterlee areas to its register, with 348 Neighbourhood Watch groups now up and running in the towns and surrounding villages.

For more details, call Durham Police 101 or visit www.durham.police.uk.