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Teaching assistant 'hit pupil with umbrella', claims dad

Prince Bishop school are investigating an allegation a teacher hit a pupil with an umbrella.
Prince Bishop school are investigating an allegation a teaching assistant hit a pupil with an umbrella. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Cleveland Police are investigating an allegation that a teaching assistant on Teesside hit a pupil with an umbrella.

Prince Bishop School in Middlesbrough said today that an incident occurred on Friday and both they and police are looking into it.

The boy's father told Tyne Tees he couldn't believe it when his son came home bruised.

The bruise on the pupil's leg. His father claims his son was hit with an umbrella by a teacher.
The bruise on the pupil's leg. His father claims a teacher hit his son with an umbrella. Credit: Family photo

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Prison officer arrested on drugs charges

A prison officer at HMP Holme House in Stockton has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

The 43-year-old, who has not been named, has been suspended while police investigate the allegations.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: "A 43-year-old man was arrested last Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Police enquiries are continuing."

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Police launch a review of firearms licences in Cleveland

Cleveland Police has launched a review of all firearms licence holders in their force area.

The review, which is expected to take a number of months, is part of the Force's aim to ensure everyone with firearms licences have been issued with them in the correct way.

There are currently a total of just under 4,000 licences held in Cleveland.

"Our aim in to reassure the people of Cleveland that we take our responsibilities in terms of protecting the public from danger extremely seriously.

" We are conducting the review to ensure that each and every individual that currently holds a firearms licence is suitable to do so. In light of recent incidents around the country we also need to ensure that our processes are robust and fit for purpose."

– Inspector Mark Robson, Cleveland Police

Man who had penis cut off speaks to police

A man who was found wandering on the A66 with his penis cut off has spoken to police about what happened to him. Police closed the A66 in Middlesbrough on March 13 and searched the area in South Bank.

"Specially trained officers have visited the man on a number of occasions since his admittance to hospital and have spoken to him about his injuries and how he has come about them.

"He is engaging with these officers and is assisting them as he continues to undergo treatment and begin recovery.

"Officers again appeal for anyone who has not yet spoken to police who saw the man between 6pm on Wednesday 12th March and 5am on Thursday 13th March to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101."

– Cleveland Police

Police appeal for witnesses who saw man the night before he was found with his penis cut off

Cleveland Police are appealing for anyone who saw a man in the 11 hours before he was found with his penis cut off by the side of the A66 in Middlesbrough.

The victim, 40, was in a distressed state when police found him by the side of the road

The latest update from police said the man, 40, returned home from work at 6pm on Wednesday 12th March. He was found by police in a distressed state with his penis cut off at just before 5am the following morning.

He has been treated at the James Cook University Hospital since then, initially in an induced coma but now fully conscious. Specialist officers have been visiting him to try to piece together how he came by his injuries.

He is engaging with these officers and is assisting them as he begins his recovery.

Police to visit man found with his penis cut off

The man was found in the South Bank area of Middlesbrough last Thursday. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Police officers will today visit a man in hospital who was found last Thursday with his penis cut off. The man, in his 40s, was found on the A66 in the South Bank area of Middlesbrough.

Detectives are continuing to investigate how he came by his injuries.

Members of the public with relevant information are asked to contact Cleveland Police by calling 101.

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