The money will finance a two-year investigation into religious and racially motivated hate crimes in Durham and the North East.
A forum discussing Durham University’s expansion plans resulted in heated dialogue from members of Durham’s local community on Thursday.
The result has come as a disappointment to many academics who believed the proposal did not offer enough.
"They were throwing around the N-word and seemed to enjoy saying it. It made me feel really really uncomfortable."
Mr Gillespie and Mr Corbridge offered a stern riposte to the letter, stating concern about “the impact on extant and potential donors of some of the more unhelpful language used in your letter”.
The AI tool uses 34 data categories including the offender’s criminal history, combined with their age, gender and two types of residential postcode.
A step towards a more accessible Durham.