Cleveland Police have confirmed that the disbanding of the force's mounted section will continue as planned.
Dave McLuckie, the former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority, has been sentenced to eight months for perverting the course of justice
A report by a group of MPs is calling for a police code of ethics and says officers guilty of misconduct should have pensions cut
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 72-year-old-woman in Middlesbrough.
The body of Rose Doughty was found in a house in Fosdyke Green on Saturday afternoon, November 23.
Her family paid tribute to the pensioner who they say lived for her family and grandchildren and would do anything for anyone.
A 41-year-old man, Christian Darko, will appear again at Teesside Crown Court later this week.
A 41-year-old man has been charged with murder after an older woman was found dead in Middlesbrough. The woman, in her seventies, was found by a family member in Fosdyke Green.
Police have sealed off a block of flats in Middlesbrough after what they have described as the 'sudden' and 'suspicious' death of a woman in her 70s.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held for questioning by police.
Police are continuing to investigate the suspicious death of an elderly woman in Middlesbrough.
The woman, in her 70s, was found dead at an address on Fosdyke Green at around 4:40pm on Saturday. A postmortem is taking place to establish how she died.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A spokesperson for Middlesbrough Grange Care Home, in Fosdyke Green, on Netherfields Estate in Middlesbrough, has confirmed the death of a woman in her 70s was not connected to any resident or staff member at the home.
Police are treating the woman's death as suspicious and have arrested a man in his 40's on suspicion of murder.
Detective Superintendent Rob Donaghy, from Cleveland Police, said:
– Det Supt Rob Donaghy, Cleveland Police
"Anyone with information should contact detectives as soon as possible. I want to reassure members of the community that there will be extra patrols in the area."
Police are investigating the death of a woman in her 70s in Middlesbrough.
Officers were called to an address on Fosdyke Green at around 4:40pm on Saturday where the woman was found dead. Detectives are treating the death as suspicious and a police cordon is in place at the property. A postmortem is taking place today to establish how the woman died.
A man in his 40s, from Middlesbrough, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
The chief constable of Cleveland Police has called for more debate on what should be considered as anti-social behaviour among young people.
Jacqui Cheer says there is a big difference between teenagers gathering together, exploring the world and growing up - and behaviour which needs to be punished by police.
But the debate remains divisive.
The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police has spoken of her frustration that disgraced former officer Wayne Scott, jailed for rape and sexual assault, is still legally entitled to claim his police pension despite his convictions.
Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer supported her force's attempts to block Scott's access to his pension but discovered that a legal loophole means the 37 year old is able to access it. The force's challenge was to claw back the pension contributions paid in by the police service, funded by taxpayers.
Ms Cheer said "I'd welcome a review of the police pension regulation by the Home Office in order to recoup the money paid in by the police in such cases".
There are calls for a review of the rules surrounding police pensions after it emerged that shamed former officer Wayne Scott will keep his pension because the rape for which he was convicted was committed when he was off duty. Scott was convicted of rape and sexual assault last week.
Attempts by Cleveland Police to block his pension have so far failed because of a legal loophole which considers when the offences were committed and whether Scott appeared in court for an on duty attack which he carried out.
It's lead to calls from many, including Stockton South MP James Wharton, for the laws around police pensions to be re-considered.