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Man in a critical condition after being assaulted in Middlesbrough

Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a serious assault in Middlesbrough that left a man in a critical condition.

Police would like to speak to the man shown in the image below as he may be able to help with their inquiries.

Police want to speak to this man after a serious assault in Middlesbrough Credit: Cleveland Police

The assault took place on Linthorpe Road outside Gigi’s Pizza Shop at around 2.05am on Saturday 9th July.

A 48-year-old man from Middlesbrough was approached by another man who assaulted him in an unprovoked attack.

The suspect made off towards Princess Road.

The victim remains in James Cook University Hospital in a critical condition.

A number of people who helped with first aid have yet to come forward, including a woman who identified herself as a nurse.

The police want these people to come forward and speak to them.

Search for missing 15-year-old in Middlesbrough

Aleisha Summerhill was last seen at an address on Willowbank in Coulby Newham yesterday. Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are looking to trace a missing 15-year-old girl in Middlesbrough.

Aleisha Summerhill was last seen at an address on Willowbank in Coulby Newham at midday yesterday ( Sunday 17th July)

She's described as being 5 foot tall, of slim build and she was last seen wearing leggings and a grey hooded top.

It is believed she might be in the Pallister Park area of Middlesbrough.

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£1.5m of seized drugs go up in smoke

Seized drugs destroyed in a furnace Credit: Cleveland Police

More than £1.5million worth of cannabis plants, crack cocaine, heroin and amphetamine have gone up in smoke.

The drugs were destroyed in a furnace after being seized from criminals across Cleveland.

Detective Inspector Steve Kappell, from the Community Drugs Enforcement

Team, said: “Seizing these drugs has meant that we have been able to stop

them getting onto the streets of Cleveland, into the hands of people who could sell them on and potentially cause serious harm."

Anyone with information regarding drugs activity is asked to contact Cleveland Police’s Community Drugs Enforcement Team on 101 or their confidential hotline on 0800 929 702.

13-year-old assaulted and smeared with dog poo in Guisborough

A 13-year-old girl has had dog poo smeared on her face after being assaulted in Guisborough.

It happened on Tuesday 5th July on the footpath which runs along the beck at Stumps Cross.

The incident happened between 3:30pm and 3:45pm when the girl was approached by four male teenagers, aged between 13 and 14-years-old.

They pushed her onto the grass, and one of them, who was wearing a plastic glove, wiped dog faeces on her.

The men were all wearing green jumpers and ran away from the scene.

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Van damaged after stones thrown from Teesside bridge

A van had it's windscreen damaged after stones were thrown at it from a bridge Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police say, once again, they have received reports of people throwing stones at cars from the footbridge over the A19 between the Mandale interchange and the Tees flyover.

The incidents happened on Monday (19th June) between 8:20pm and 9:20pm.

A black Vauxhall Vectra, a green Fiat 500, a white Vauxhall Corsa, and a HGV truck were all damaged as a result of the incidents.

No one was injured.

One of the objects - thought to be a stone - thrown at cars had flipped up and smashed into the window of a box van causing significant damage to the windscreen.

The driver was uninjured.

It is believed a group of youths are responsible for the incidents and officers have visited a nearby estate to speak with residents for them to advise youths on the dangers of stone throwing.

Cleveland Police campaign poster Credit: Cleveland Police

“It is clear that these youths do not understand the extremely dangerous consequences of their actions by throwing objects at moving vehicles and I am concerned to hear that these incidents are still happening.

“Thankfully so far, no one has been severely injured or killed but eventually this could happen if these incidents do not stop.

“Do these youths want death on their conscience as a result of their irresponsible behaviours? How would they feel if one of their friends or family members was injured or killed as a result of someone throwing a stones at their vehicles.

“I am certain they would be absolutely devastated and this shocking behaviour should not be encouraged.

“I would like the parents of these children involved to step up and play their part in educating their children on the serious dangers of throwing objects at vehicles before someone dies.

“Anyone found to be carrying out such acts will face the full force of the law.”

– Chief Inspector Dave Sutherland

Police attempting to trace Middlesbrough man missing for three days

Steven Skinner may have travelled to Newcastle Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are attempting to trace 47-year-old Steven Skinner who was last seen in the Marton Road area of Middlesbrough on Tuesday 14th June.

He is described as a white man, around 5'8'' tall, of slim build with blonde, shaved hair. He has a tattoo of a woman on his left arm, various tattoos on his right arm and a tattoo of a ship on his back.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt, a red jacket and green and white trainers.

Steven may have travelled to the Newcastle area.

Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Middlesbrough Vigil for Orlando shooting victims

A vigil will be held this afternoon in Middlesbrough in support of the LGBT community in Orlando following the attack on Pulse nightclub on Saturday.

The event on facebook invites people to "come along in solidarity" at 5pm to Central Square, Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police have flown the rainbow flag at half mast in tribute, shown here with PCC Barry Coppinger with Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine.

Credit: Cleveland Police
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