Cleveland Police have issued the following statement regarding an armed incident at Titan House in Hartlepool this morning.
Police remain outside the house afternoon, however they do not believe there is any threat to anyone inside or to the public.
Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool this afternoon.
Cleveland Police's armed response unit were called to the house at 10:10am this morning after receiving reports of an armed male in dispute with a tenant.
Enquiries are on-going.
Cleveland Police's armed response unit are at the scene of an incident in Hartlepool.
They were called to Titan House at 10:10am this morning after receiving reports of an armed male in dispute with a tenant.
The tenant has now been evacuated and enquiries are on-going.
Police are appealing for information after two men posed as police officers and stole money from an elderly woman.
There has been a number of similar reports about men targeting older people in their homes.
The most recent incident occurred at 5:30pm on May 2, in the Aldergrove Drive area of Easterside in Middlesbrough.
Two men approached an 84-year-old woman’s home, where they claimed to be police officers investigating money related offences and asked to check the victim’s cash in her home for “authenticity”. The two men have then made off with a substantial amount.
One of the men is described as being 45 to 50 years old, around 5 ‘ 4” tall, of big build and with short, dark hair. He was clean shaven, had a round face and was wearing a white shirt and black trousers.
The second male was wearing casual clothing.
A similar incident was reported at 10am on May 3. An elderly man claimed people had approached his property in the Green Way area of Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, also claiming to be police officers, although nothing was taken in the incident.
Police believe the incidents are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
May 4th is celebrated as Star Wars Day, and police officers in County Durham are making the most of it!
The North Yorkshire team are getting involved too!
And a Force related message from Cleveland Police was also tweeted.
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