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Death of Middlesbrough man 'unexplained'

Death of Middlesbrough man 'unexplained' Credit: PA

Police are treating the death of a man found this morning in an alleyway in Middlesbrough as ‘Unexplained’.

Officers were called to an alleyway between Peel Street and Palmer Street at 9.15am on 2 February.

The ambulance service also attended, but the man died at the scene.

The area is closed off and police are working to establish the identity of the man.

Inquiries are on-going to establish who the man is and how he came about his death. Police believe the man to be in his 30’s and are hoping the results of a post mortem will be available tomorrow.

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Man found dead in Middlesbrough alleyway

Cleveland police are making enquiries to establish the identity of the man and the circumstances surrounding his death. Credit: PA

Police say the body of a man has been found in an alleyway in Middlesbrough.

Officers were called to an alleyway between Peel Street and Palmer Street at 9.15am on 2 February.

The ambulance service also attended, but the man died at the scene.

The area is closed off and police are working to establish the identity of the man.

Cleveland police are making enquiries to establish the identity of the man and the circumstances surrounding his death.

Appeal for missing Hartlepool man

Robson Currie has since been found.

Police are appealing for help to find a 19-year-old man from Hartlepool who has gone missing.

Robson Currie was last seen on the evening of Monday 9th January.

Officers say it is out of character for Robson to go missing and not to be in contact with his family.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101

Suspected arson attack at Teesside Magistrates Court

Police believe a man may be responsible for the deliberate fire at Teesside Magistrates' Court. Credit: Google maps

Cleveland Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson attack at Teesside Magistrates Court in Middlesbrough.

Officers say someone deliberately set a fire in the court's doorway between 12:30am and 12:45am on Friday 6th January. No one was injured in the incident.

It is believed a man may be responsible for starting the fire. Police believe he approached the courts' entrance from Albert Road and then made off in the direction of Borough Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed what happened is asked to contact Detective Constable Brian Lightowler on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

– Cleveland Police

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Teesside MPs welcome Cleveland Police 'shake-up'

Cleveland Police has today announced major changes to the way it ensures it stays within the law.

The force is bringing in an expert to help oversee a new watchdog to ensure it follows strict standards in the way it deals with complaints.

It follows a series of high profile tribunals and court cases which have raised concerns about how the force is working.

Teesside MP's James Wharton and Alex Cunningham have welcomed today's changes:

This is a vindication for all those who've raised serious concerns of Cleveland police over many years now.

There are some very significant changes that are promised.

– James Wharton MP, Stockton South

There was no doubt something needed to be done.

They've gone a long way to addressing my concerns. But I would like to know what involvement we'll have from Her Majesty's Inspectorate as well - who I think should have some sort of overseeing of exactly what happens.

– Alex Cunningham MP, Stockton North
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