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Police appeal for information after fatal crash in Billingham

The incident happened at the intersection between the A19 and Haverton Hill Road Credit: Google Maps

A 56-year-old man has died after the Renault HGV he was driving left the road and hit crash barriers at the junction between the A19 and Haverton Hill Road.

It is believed he may have experienced medical problems while at the wheel.

The driver was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital where he later died.

Anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

Billingham residents warned not to be alarmed by emergency exercise

Members of the public in the Billingham area are advised not to be alarmed by scenes of a major exercise today, between 10am and 4pm. Exercise Jaguar will test the response to an emergency at an industrial site.

There will be a number of emergency services vehicles and staff within the Billingham industrial area.

The Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) Regulations 2015 require the testing of both the site operators internal and the local authority’s external emergency response plan every three years. In Cleveland there are currently thirty upper tier sites to test.

The COMAH regulations are overseen by the Competent Authority comprising of the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency.


Hundreds of jobs to be created on Teesside

Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created on Teesside following the takeover of Quorn Food.

Filipino company Monde Nissin have bought the company for £550m and have pledged to invest in quorn production at the factory in Billingham.

Last year 400 jobs were created when Quorn Foods invested £30m to increase production on Teesside.

The company, which has around 620 employees on three UK sites and internationally, will continue to operate from Stokesley, North Yorkshire.


Woman Sexually Assaulted in Billingham

Police are appealing for information after a 20 year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Billingham town centre.

It happened around 4.45pm on Saturday (August 1) when the victim was heading to her car in the car park of the Forum gym. A man on a bike indecently assaulted her before riding off.

The suspect is described as white, 40-50 years-old, of slim build, balding and wearing a white baseball cap.

He was dressed in a black tracksuit with white stripes down the arms and legs, thought to be Adidas.

He was also wearing electric blue sunglasses.

The man fled across the road, along the cut at the side of The Causeway and Ravensworth Road next to the primary school.

Man steals thousands from pub threatening staff with kitchen knife

A man brandishing a kitchen knife has stolen thousands of pounds from a pub in Billingham.

A member of staff at The Kings Arms Public House was cashing up at around midnight on July 4, when he was was pulled to the floor by an intruder and threatened with the knife.

The Kings Arms Public House. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The suspect is described as a white male with a fair complexion, a mousey/ginger beard, around 6ft tall and of stocky build. He was reportedly wearing a grey hooded top, black jeans, white trainers and black gloves.

Anyone witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact DC Dave Medd at Stockton Volume Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101.

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