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18-year-old charged with dangerous driving after fatal car crash

39-year-old Andrew Corfield died at the scene of the crash on Cass House Road in Hemlington. His family released this photograph showing him with his wife and children. Credit: Family photo

An 18-year-old has been charged by police after a man died in a car crash.

The teenager has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury through dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking.

The collision happened at around 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th October in the Hemlington area of Middlesbrough.

39-year-old Andrew Corfield died at the scene of the crash on Cass House Road in Hemlington.

A 17-year-old girl, thought to be Mr Corfield's daughter, remains in James Cook University Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Police warn over livestock thefts in North Yorkshire

Police have issued a warning over livestock thefts in North Yorkshire. Credit: PA

North Yorkshire Police has issued a warning to farmers after a spate of sheep thefts in the area.

Since mid-September, 228 lambs and sheep have been reported stolen from farms near Kirkbymoorside, Fewston near Harrogate, Skipton, Settle, and Thornton Le Clay, York.

Police have issued the following advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of livestock theft:

  • Make regular checks on stock kept in fields
  • Fit capped hinges to gates so that they cannot be lifted off and securing gates where possible
  • Where possible keep livestock in barns or sheds
  • Consider fitting CCTV so livestock can be seen from the farmhouse


Man dies in Gateshead crash

A man has died following a crash in Gateshead in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 30th October).

At around 2am, police received reports that a car had left the A694, between Winlaton Mill and Swalwell, close to the junction with the B6317.

The car left the road and collided with trees. The driver, a man in his 30s, was taken to the RVI where he later died.

It is not yet known why the vehicle left the road. Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.


Work on demolition of civic centre set to start

Work is set to begin next week on the demolition of the former civic centre in Chester-le-Street.

The centre closed at the end of 2013 when Durham County Council services were transferred to other buildings, including a new town centre customer access point co-located with Cestria Housing in Front Street. After an application to have the building listed was rejected by English Heritage, the demolition will begin with workers starting on-site from Monday (3rd November).

The land has been allocated for housing following the clearance of the site.

Following confirmation that English Heritage does not feel that the building merits listing and considering the significant ongoing maintenance costs of a building that is no longer fit for purpose, work on the demolition of the civic centre will begin on Monday.

– Stuart Timmiss, head of planning and assets

Weather: Today

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Clear at first but clouding over during the evening, followed by outbreaks of rain spreading from the south overnight, heavy at times over hills.

Areas of mist developing later also. Chilly at first, but temperatures rising overnight. Minimum Temperature 4C.

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