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Urgent appeal for missing Middlesbrough man

Police are urgently appealing to trace a vulnerable 69-year-old man who went missing this afternoon (April 27) in Middlesbrough.

Peter Shackleton was last seen near to The Prospect heading towards Tollesby Road at around 3.50pm.

He may appear agitated or confused.

He is described as 5ft 10” tall, of slim build with a white beard and blonde/grey hair.

He was last seen wearing glasses, navy blue jeans and a navy blue jacket.

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Ed Miliband talks to ITV Tyne Tees

Ed Miliband has told Tyne Tees that his party is committed to the North East.

In an interview with Ian Payne he defended plans to scrap stamp duty for first time buyers on homes up to 300,000 pounds.

The Labour Leader explained why he believes it will benefit people here, despite cheaper house prices.

Mr Miliband also told us his party would honour projects like the widening of the A1, but only if the money is there.

It is the first of a series of interviews Tyne Tees will be doing with party leaders and senior spokesman.

New hope to free British security workers in India

Nick Dunn has been held in India since 2013

Lawyers fighting to get three British naval security workers from the North East home from India where they've been detained on suspected weapons offences say they're confident of success at a hearing scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, April 28).

Police are attempting to get charges reinstated against Nick Dunn, Paul Towers and Nicholas Simpson after they were dropped last summer. The case will be heard at the country's supreme court in the morning.

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Appeal after man is assaulted in Stockton

Police are appealing for information after a 25 year old man was assaulted in Stockton.

The incident happened at around 01:30am this morning, (Monday, April 27).

The victim was followed by a man from the junction on Outram Street and Yarm Road to the junction on Yarm Lane and Yarm Road in Stockton. He was then punched, leaving him with a cut on his chin, which required treatment at the University Hospital of North Tees.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-twenties and around 5 ft 10 tall. He was wearing a blue hooded top with white stripes and light coloured bottoms.

Hartlepool Everest climber waiting to be evacuated

The wife of a man from Hartlepool who is in Nepal says he is safe and well after surviving the avalanche on Mount Everest caused by a major earthquake.

Tamara Stewart said her 41-year-old husband Ellis is waiting to get a helicopter to the capital Kathmandu.

The father of two was climbing on Mount Everest when the earthquake stuck on Saturday morning.

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