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11 sheep killed in series of attacks on Teesside

Warning: This article contains upsetting images

Credit: RSPB Saltholme

Police are appealing for information after a series of attacks on sheep at and RSPB reserve in Billingham.

On Sunday December 20, two sheep were found dead at the reserve. Two days later, a further six were found dead with two injured. Last night another three were killed.

The RSPB supplied the following images, as part of their appeal for anyone with information about the attacks to contact PC Lee Kirk at Cleveland Police on 101.

Credit: RSPB Saltholme
Credit: RSPB Saltholme

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.

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