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Rookie police raise funds for Redcar RNLI

A local charity is set to benefit from a donation from a group of recently sworn in police officers.

The 16 student officers, known as Cohort 5, pledged they would raise money for Redcar RNLI during their 19 week training period.

The officers took part in various fundraising activities including a charity boxing match, the Ali Brownlee 5k Riverside Run and weekly cake sales at Kirkleatham Police Office, raising a grand total of £1225.

“When we began our training back in March we decided we wanted to support a local charity and we agreed that the RNLI was an extremely deserving cause, and actually one which we frequently work alongside.

“It was a pleasure to present them with this cheque and we all look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues from this vital service.”

– PC Leon Webster, Cohort 5
Giant cheque presented to Redcar RNLI Credit: Cleveland Police

"We were delighted when we learned that Cohort 5 had chosen our lifeboat station for their charity fundraising efforts. It takes a lot of teamwork and organising to raise such a fantastic amount of money.

"We are a busy lifeboat station and, as a charity, every penny we spend

saving lives comes from donations."

– Dave Cocks, Redcar RNLI


Man arrested after three indecent exposures

North Yorkshire Police officers have been questioning a man.

A man has been arrested in connection with three incidents of indecent exposure in the Norton area of North Yorkshire.

The first incident happened on Saturday 29th July on a path between Milburn Crescent and Ida Street.

Another two incidents were reported on Monday 31st July and Tuesday 1st August in the bushes in the park close to Milburn Crescent.

A man, aged 31, has been released under investigation.


Appeal after Northallerton sexual assault

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Police in Northallerton are appealing for witnesses following a report of a sexual assault.

It's believed to have happened on Wooden Hill Lane in Romanby, off Ainderby Road just after 7pm on the night of Sunday 13 August (2017).

The victim was walking along the lane near kennels at the back of the football field when a man walked past her and touched her sexually through her clothing.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, and in particular are keen to speak to a man who stopped to talk to the victim before the incident happened.

The man - and anyone who was in the Wooden Hill Lane area of Northallerton between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on Sunday 13 August is being urged to contact the police.

Cold Water Shock - what to do to stay alive

The lifeboat charity RNLI has issued fresh guidelines to help people stay alive in the wake of 'cold water shock'.

Their campaign is called Respect the Water - and it has the following advice for people who find themselves struggling in cold water:

  • Fight your instinct to panic or swim hard
  • Push your stomach up, extending your arms and legs
  • Gently move your hands and feet to help you float
  • Lean back in the water to keep your airway clear
  • In 60 - 90 seconds you will be able to control your breathing

This is what Ben Mitchell from the RNLI told ITV News Tyne Tees:

£7,000 Rolex watch stolen on Teesside

A Rolex watch stolen from Ingleby Barwick Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are investigating after a Rolex watch worth thousands of pounds was stolen from a house in Ingleby Barwick on Thursday tea-time (17th August)

It was taken from Clydach Grove sometime between between 3.45pm and 5pm. The watch - a ladies’ rose gold and silver Rolex with a diamond dial and diamond bezel details - is worth more than £7,000.

Anyone with information can contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Boro's record signing Assombalonga to face former club

Middlesbrough's Britt Assombalonga battles for the ball. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images

Middlesbrough's record signing Britt Assombalonga, bought for £15m during the summer, is due to face Nottingham Forest, the club which sold him, on Saturday.

Assombalonga scored 30 goals in 47 starts for Forest, a scoring record which convinced Middlesbrough to sign him.

Boro manager Garry Monk thinks his striker may get an 'interesting' reception at the City Ground:

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