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Police study CCTV after Norton attack

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A man is in hospital after he was attacked by a gang of youths on Norton High Street in Stockton.

Police say the attack happened around 2am on Saturday 27th June and involved a group of between eight and ten people.

The 24 year old victim was hit with an object, leaving him with a serious head wound. His condition is described as poorly but stable.

Officers are examining CCTV to establish the circumstances of the attack and are appealing to witnesses.

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Stretch of A19 to remain closed until 10pm due to overturned tanker

An overturned tanker has meant that part of the A19 Southbound will remain closed down to one lane until at least 10pm tonight, April 2.

The lorry driver was cut free from his vehicle by emergency services and taken to James Cook University Hospital.

Credit: Cleveland Police

A single lane will be open on the A19 Southbound from the A174 turn off:

Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police have said they are expecting traffic to be extremely busy around the area, so please allow extra time for your journey.

Police issue warning to 'drunk' pedestrians

Mock crash scene involving a 'drunk' pedestrian and a car in Darlington Credit: ITV

Police are warning pedestrians in Darlington of the dangers of being 'impaired by alcohol'.

Officers from both Durham and Cleveland Police have staged a mock crash scene involving a car and a pedestrian in the town centre.

It comes after an investigation found the judgement of eight victims of traffic collisions between 2011 and 2013 to be under the influence of alcohol.

The exercise is taking place in Darlington town centre between midday and 4pm Credit: ITV

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Don't be 'dead drunk' in Darlington

Don't be a dead drunk pedestrian - that's the stark warning from police to revellers in Darlington who may be putting themselves at risk.

Officers from the Cleveland and Durham forces are holding an event in the town today to highlight the dangers to pedestrians.

From 2011-2013 in the Durham Constabulary area - which includes Darlington - investigations into pedestrians who died in road traffic collisions found the judgement of eight victims to be officially 'impaired by alcohol'.

A further 63 were injured in the same period when they too were affected by drink.

Between midday and 4pm today (Saturday) officers will be staging a mock collision involving a 'drunk' pedestrian and a vehicle.

They will be promoting the key safety messages of the campaign, especially to those who may be heading out into the town on the nighttime.

Victim's anger at 'Ghost of Scrooge' theft suspects

The victims of a Grinch-like Christmas theft have branded the crooks who ransacked their charity garden 'the ghost of Scrooge'.

The men were caught on CCTV, with one seemingly helping himself to some of the expensive display out front along with another man in the background appearing to do the same.

Geoff and Tina Patchet have decked out their home on Wincanton Road in Redcar with lights and decorations for years, raising thousands for charity.

This year, the display was for the town's lifeboat station.

CCTV captures crooks on camera.

"They're just scumbags. I've called it the ghost of Scrooge.

That one who you've seen all in white on there, I say it's the ghost of Scrooge because that's all they are.

"They are not just robbing me you know, they're robbing everybody of seeing something really nice for Christmas.

"A lot of the families can't do anything like this so that helps them aswell"

– Geoff Patchett
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