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Police searching for man in River Tees

Emergency services are searching a stretch of the River Tees in Stockton after reports that a man had got into difficulties.

Police were called at around 7.40pm this evening. Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, the RNLI and the Police Helicopter are currently attending the scene and carrying out searches of the area to try and locate the man.

The north side embankment of the river has been closed to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

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NE1's Monument Movies is back

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Enjoying an outdoor movie in Newcastle city centre Credit: NE1

One of Newcastle's most popular summer fixtures returns tomorrow - NE1's Monument Movies is back and the first showing is Disney favourite 'Frozen'.

Other movies on this summer's bill include Grease, Chitty Chitty Bang and the Temple of Doom.

Find out more here.

Three people killed in A1 crash named

Three people who died in a crash on the A1 at Ranby have been formally identified.

Leroy Carrington, 68, and Sheila Carrington, 58, from Killingworth in Tyne and Wear, were travelling in a Peugeot 206 when it was in collision with a Vauxhall Astra at about 11.15pm on Sunday 20 July. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Roderick Franks, 58, from St Albans in Hertfordshire, was the passenger in the Astra. He was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre where he was later pronounced dead.

The 26-year-old driver of the Astra sustained minor injuries and was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

Anyone who saw either vehicle before the collision may have important information and can contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

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Elderly woman bitten by police dog dies in hospital

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A 73-year-old woman who was bitten by a police dog has died.

Irene Collins was injured by the dog when she gave police access to her home on Berwick Hills during a chase.

Cleveland Police have said: "We are deeply saddened to receive the news that Irene Collins of Berwick Hills, who was injured following contact inside her home with a Cleveland Police operational police dog last Wednesday, has passed away in James Cook University Hospital over the weekend."

A police handler was in tears after seeing his dog bite the pensioner.

Assistant Chief Constable Sean White of Cleveland Police said: “Our thoughts are with family members, relatives and friends who will be distraught at this sad news.

"Members of Cleveland Police share the grief that is felt and we all wish to express our sincerest condolences to the family.

“The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been updated and will make a decision on how the incident should be investigated.

“The police dog involved has been withdrawn from operational policing activities and support is being provided to the police officer who was handling the dog at the time of the event.

“We are committed to learning any lessons that may arise from the investigation and the daily use of police dogs remains operationally important in reducing crime and disorder and protecting the public. Our dogs are trained and licensed for use in accordance with national police guidance.”

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