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Weather: Wednesday

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Turning breezy, with thickening cloud and outbreaks of rain spreading to all parts during the morning.

Some heavy rain possible, before clearing east during the afternoon, with sunny spells following.

Maximum temperature 19 °C.



Police appeal for missing 'vulnerable' man, 84, in Guisborough

UPDATE: Charles has been found safe and well

Police are appealing to trace a missing man who was last seen in Guisborough.

Charles Whitaker, 84, has been described by police as 'vulnerable', and was reportedly last seen getting on the 28 bus on Strona Walk towards Lingdale this morning, Tuesday 25th July.

Charles is described as being a white male, of slim build with grey hair and he is around 5 ft 3” tall and wears hearing aids in both ears. He was last seen wearing a navy jacket, light blue jeans and white trainers and it is believed he is heading towards Scarborough.

Cleveland Police is asking anyone who may have seen Charles or with information as to his whereabouts to call 101.

Police appeal after robbery in Ladbrokes in Stockton

Police appeal after robbery in Stockton Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery in Stockton.

The incident took place at Ladbrokes on Oxbridge Lane on Monday 24th July. Police have said the suspect carried a metal bar and stole a small amount of cash from the till.

No-one was injured during the incident.

The suspect has been described by police as being:

  • around 5ft 10” tall;
  • he had his face covered;
  • and was wearing all black clothing.

Detectives are not currently linking this incident to another robbery at Ladbrokes in Middlesbrough last week.

Police is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with information regarding the person responsible to contact DC Jonathan Gowler from Stockton Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

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