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Investigations continue following armed incident in Hartlepool

Cleveland Police have issued the following statement regarding an armed incident at Titan House in Hartlepool this morning.

Police remain outside the house afternoon, however they do not believe there is any threat to anyone inside or to the public.

Police are still in attendance at Titan House in York Road Hartlepool but can confirm it is not believed there is any threat to anyone inside the building or to the wider community in Hartlepool.

People are being allowed into and out of the building, however, police are still investigating an incident which took place there this morning when they responded to someone armed with a firearm inside the building.

An investigation has commenced to find out if this was the case, but there is no reason to believe anyone is now under any type of threat or in danger.

– Cleveland Police

Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool

Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool this afternoon.

Police cars outside Titan House, Hartlepool Credit: ITV News

Cleveland Police's armed response unit were called to the house at 10:10am this morning after receiving reports of an armed male in dispute with a tenant.

Enquiries are on-going.

Police cars outside Titan House, Hartlepool Credit: ITV News


Thousands of pounds worth of items stolen from Middlesbrough house

Police are appealing for information after a house was broken into on Easterside Road near to the junction of Broughton Avenue, Easterside in Middlesbrough.

It happened between Wednesday 13th April and Friday 22nd April.

Thousands of pounds worth of items were stolen from the property:

  • a space silver 13 “ Hewlett Packard Laptop
  • a black Xbox One games console
  • a Dewalt brush steel drill (model number DCD795)
  • a black and green Makita tool bag with tools inside
  • two boxed chandelier lights
  • a man’s green North Face ski jacket

Police officers hit by drunk driver

Two police officers responding to an emergency call had to be taken to hospital after being hit by a drunk driver.

The officers, from Cleveland Police, were on their way to an emergency call from a member of the public when the intoxicated driver pulled out of a junction in front of them.

The black Ford Mondeo collided with the police car on York Road, Hartlepool late on the evening of Thursday April 21.

Library image Credit: PA

A spokesperson from Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit said:

"These officers never made it to the emergency call and instead went to A&E.

"Let's hope for a speedy recovery for both officers.

"Don't drink and drive. Even one drink can be too many!"


IPCC investigation after 10-year-old boy bitten by Cleveland Police dog

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an appeal for any witnesses to come forward after a 10-year-old boy was bitten by a Cleveland Police dog on Teesside.

Fletcher Porritt was injured as a police dog handler attended another incident (in which Fletcher was not involved) near to Farleigh Close in Billingham, just after 8pm on Thursday 3 March 2016.

The matter was referred to the IPCC by Cleveland Police.

An independent investigation is now underway.

“I am aware of the injuries to Fletcher and I wish him a speedy recovery.

“The IPCC investigation is now underway but I urge anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the IPCC as soon as possible.

“It is vital that we collate all the relevant information available to us to ensure a thorough investigation can take place.”

– IPCC Commissioner, Carl Gumsley

Cleveland Police release statement regarding missing David Dixon from Hartlepool

Missing David Dixon who has not been heard from since the Brussels metro attacks Credit: Family photo

Cleveland Police are supporting the brother of a David Dixon who was originally from Hartlepool but has been living in Brussels for the past 15 years.

It is believed he left home yesterday morning to take the metro but has not been seen since and it is possible he was caught up in the tragic events in the City.

The family of Mr Dixon are being supported by Family Liaison officers and they have asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time and that they are not contacted directly by the media.

Police are also liaising with the Foreign Office on the matter.

– Cleveland Police

IPCC to investigate after Cleveland Police officer suffered 'victimisation and discrimination' due to race

The IPCC is investigating after an employment tribunal found that a Cleveland Police officer was subject to 'victimisation and discrimination' from a number of colleagues, because of his race.

The employment tribunal, which finished in November 2015, related to allegations made by Pc Nadeem Saddique.

“The employment tribunal judgement raises serious concerns which potentially impact on the confidence in Cleveland Police, not just from the public, but also the employees of the force.

It is therefore important that an independent investigation is conducted to examine the concerns thoroughly.”

– IPCC Commissioner Mary Cunneen

Cleveland Police responded with this statement:

Cleveland Police referred the matter to the IPCC following the employment tribunal judgement and will support their investigation as required.

– Cleveland Police
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