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A police investigation was launched after the vehicle backed up at a tattoo shop and house in Durham in “targeted attacks” UK News

Officers have opened an investigation after a vehicle overturned at a tattoo shop and home in “targeted attacks” in County Durham.

Durham Police officers were called around 10:15 p.m. after a dark-colored SUV overturned in front of Eddie’s tattoo studio on Third Street, Horden, before driving away.

Minutes later, a second call was made to police after a vehicle backed up on a Fifth Street property and officers were then informed that several windows had also been smashed on a Blackthorne Avenue property. .

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The force said it believed the incidents were related and that the vehicle that was allegedly used was found on fire at Kilburn Drive.

A man was arrested on suspicion of drug possession following the incidents.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: “We believe these incidents are targeted attacks and are fully investigating to find those responsible.

“These incidents caused significant damage to all three properties – a structural engineer was required to secure the Third Street and Fifth Street properties.

“We would love to hear from anyone who saw anything significant that could help our investigation.

“We would also like anyone who might have CCTV footage of the vehicle, or who saw it in the area at the time of the incidents, to come forward.”

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Services were also called to the scene and confirmed that a team from Peterlee attended the scene around 11 p.m.

A spokesperson for the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Services confirmed, “We received a request for assistance and a team from Peterlee attended the incident.

“There has been damage to property due to a collision with an unknown vehicle.

“We isolated the utilities and cordoned off the area and left it to the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Police on 101, citing incident number 491 of August 28.

Information may also be transmitted anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or through their website at

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