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Mark Gatiss unveils Durham police memorial

Mark gatiss and police with memorial Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption Mark Gatiss previously hosted an evening at Darlington Civic Theatre to raise funds for the memorial

Actor Mark Gatiss has unveiled a memorial at Darlington Police Station dedicated to fallen officers.

The Sherlock star and co-creator was joined by family and colleagues of those from the force who have died.

One such officer was Det Sgt Dave Storey, Mr Gatiss' brother-in-law, who suffered a stroke one week after he retired from Darlington CID aged 53 last year.

Durham Police said the stone was a "fitting tribute".

Mr Gatiss, who previously hosted an evening at Darlington Civic Theatre to raise funds for the memorial, said: "Sometimes when you go past an old building, there's often an inscription on it and I think to myself how those people are long gone now.

"But I'd like to think that this memorial is a reminder of all the men and women who have given their life and it will remain here long after we're gone too."

Chief Supt Graham Hall added: "We are extremely proud of what has been achieved.

"This memorial is a fitting tribute to those we have lost and will ensure that we never forget them."

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