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pounds 6,000 fund for victims of crime.

CHARITIES are to benefit from a pounds 6,000 victims of crime fund.

Durham police are handing over the cash from cases where goods or money have been seized but the victim couldn't be identified.

The Northern Police Convalescent Home has been awarded pounds 1,500, Victim Support County Durham was handed pounds 2,000 and Child Victims of Crime pounds 1,000.

Crimestoppers and Durham Agency Against Crime both got pounds 600.

The County Durham Society for the Blind and Butterwick House Children's Hospice each got pounds 300. Peter Thompson, chairman of Durham Police Authority, said: "Durham Police Authority and Constabulary consider it highly appropriate to give back to the community and constantly look at ways to support its community and organisations within it.

"This fund is used to assist local organisations which support the police in their work and other worthy causes."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 13, 2011
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