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Car crashes into Middlesbrough home

A nine-year-old girl was hurled to the floor when a stolen four-by-four crashed into a house in Middlesbrough last night.

It happened at a semi-detached home on Ingoldsby Road at around 7:20pm on Friday. The child was thrown across the room when the red Land Rover Freelander hit a sofa after smashing through the front window. She was uninjured but had to be treated for shock.

Police said the car had been reported as stolen and that two men were spotted running from the scene after the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Gizit ere! Teesside teachers get tough on local slang

Pupils at a school on Teesside have been learning that "gizit ere" is not an acceptable proxy for "please give it to me".

Teachers at Sacred Heart Primary believe use of the local dialect is encouraging their students to write words incorrectly in lessons.

They have even tried to get parents on board, writing to them about which words used in everyday parlance are incorrect.

ITV News reporter Damon Green reports from Middlesbrough.


Teenager critically injured in toboggan incident

A teenager was critically injured in an accident while out sledging.

The 16-year-old suffered "life-threatening" head injuries after falling off a toboggan at speed in Middlesbrough.

He was airlifted to hospital and is said to be fighting for his life.

A teenager received "life-threatening" head injuries in Middlesbrough today.
A teenager received "life-threatening" head injuries in Middlesbrough today. Credit: PA

A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman said crews were called to land near Flatts Lane Country Park at 1.25pm today.

The spokesman described the boy's injuries as life-threatening, adding: "He was given an anaesthetic at scene before being transported to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in a critical condition."

X Factor finalist James Arthur returns home

X Factor finalist James Arthur is spending the day in his home town ahead of Saturday's final.

James Arthur greets fans
James Arthur greets fans Credit: Terry Blackburn

James and his mentor Nicole Scherzinger visited Saltburn, ahead of his performance at Middlesbrough Town Hall this evening.

For more highlights of his tour, visit ITV Tyne Tees.

Mentor Nicole Scherzinger also visited Saltburn
Mentor Nicole Scherzinger also visited Saltburn Credit: Terry Blackburn

There is more build-up to the final on The X Factor site.


Police appeal after 'armed' robber caught on CCTV

CCTV footage showing the masked robber Credit: CCTV / Cleveland Police

Police are appealing for information after a man who appeared to be carrying a handgun held up a branch of Coral bookmakers on Wednesday night in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.

The man, who was wearing a balaclava, ran towards the counter and forced staff to place the contents of the safe into a bag before running out of the shop. He made off with £271.

Read the full story on the ITV Tyne Tees website.

Police confirm 'targeted' incident

A spokeswoman said: "Police believe this has been a targeted, domestic-related incident."

The scene was heavily guarded by police today and a white forensics tent had been set up in the front yard of the brick-built terrace house.

One woman in a nearby property, who declined to be named, said: "All I saw were lots of blue lights and this morning they said someone had been murdered - a lass, I think.

"It's a good estate - you don't expect this."

Police release description of suspect

Cleveland Police have released a description of Graham Barry Gibson, who they want to trace in relation to the death of a woman in Middlesbrough.

He's believed to be white, in his 40s, 6ft 2in tall, with short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a chequered shirt, dark jeans and black trainers.

Police have advised the public not to approach him.

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