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Police investigation launched after vehicle reverses into Durham tattoo shop and house in ‘targeted attacks’ – ChronicleLive

Officers have launched an investigation after a vehicle reversed into a tattoo shop and house in "targeted attacks" in County Durham.

Durham Constabulary officers were called at around 10.15pm after a dark coloured 4x4 reversed into the front of Eddies Tattoo Studio on Third Street, Horden, before driving off.

Just minutes later, a second call was made to police after a vehicle reversed into a property on Fifth Street and officers were then informed that several windows were also smashed on a property in Blackthorne Avenue.

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The force said it believes the incidents are linked and said the vehicle thought to be used was later found on fire in Kilburn Drive.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs following the incidents.

A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: "We believe these incidents to be targeted attacks and are carrying out a thorough investigation to find the people responsible.

"These incidents left all three properties with significant damage a structural engineer was required to make the properties in Third Street and Fifth Street safe.

"We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything significant which could help our investigation.

"We would also like anyone who may 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 Service was also called to the incident and confirmed a crew from Peterlee attended the scene at around 11pm.

A spokesperson for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service confirmed: "We received a request for assistance and a crew from Peterlee attended the incident.

"There was damage caused to a property due to a collision with an unknown vehicle.

"We isolated the utilities and cordoned off the area and left it with the police."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 491 of August 28.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website at crimestoppers-uk.org

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