Police carrying out a drugs raid say they were confronted with two machetes as they searched a property in Hartlepool.Read the full story ›
The force has taken the decision after a footfall survey showed some desks averaged only one visitor per day.Read the full story ›
Craig Liddle has been found safe and well in the Hartlepool area. Thanks to everyone for their assistance!
A fox that was cornered by youths who set a dog on it has been returned to the wild with a clean bill of health, the RSPCA said.Read the full story ›
A fox has been rescued by a neighbourhood police officer after a group of young people reportedly set a dog on it.
The fox was found on Monday evening, January 25, at around 8pm, when police were called to an address on Beechwood Avenue in Middlesbrough.
The animal was found scared and trying to hide, with several puncture wounds on its body.
Witnesses describe how the teenagers chased and cornered it before encouraging the dog to attack.
The RSPCA is now looking after the fox.
- Anyone with information should call Cleveland Police on 101.
Cleveland Police are "urgently appealing" for help to trace a 38-year-old woman missing from Redcar.
Nicola Riley was last seen on Hambleton Crescent in Markse, on the morning of Wednesday 20 January.
She was last seen wearing a baggy black jumper with a distinctive skull pattern, black bottoms, off-white footwear, and she was carrying a bright orange carrier bag.
Officers are asking anyone who may have seen her, or know of her whereabouts, to call Cleveland Police on 101.
Police have warned that inappropriate 999 calls could cost lives. Those who do not use the system appropriately could face prosecution.Read the full story ›
Arrests of children by Cleveland Police have fallen by 65 per cent in the last 4 years.
That's according to data obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Research by the charity has found that the number of arrests in the Cleveland policing area dropped:
- 2010: 4,367
- 2011: 3,368
- 2012: 2,407
- 2013: 1,862
- 2014: 1,527
Across England and Wales, police made 245,763 arrests of children aged 17 and under during 2010.
That number has fallen every year since.
The sharp reduction in arrests has led to a significant fall in the number of children in prison – down by 56 per cent since January 2010.
"The Howard League has worked closely with police forces round the country to stem the flow of children being sucked into the criminal justice system.
“The fantastic success of our programme of work and the police improvement to their practices means that thousands of children have not had their life chances blighted.
It is for parents and schools to deal with normal childish challenging behaviour, not the police.
“It is to the credit of the police that they have introduced restorative approaches and given front line officers discretion to make professional decisions.”
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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Eston.
A 51-year-old woman was attacked on Mansfield Road at around 7pm on November 20. The woman was leaving an address when a man dragged her to the ground and threatened her with a knife, before trying to steal her handbag.
The attacker ran off when he was disturbed by a motorist and a dog walker. The victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment to cuts and bruises.
The suspect is described as being between 5ft 8 and 6ft tall, of medium build and was wearing a dark hooded top.
A second man is believed to be involved. Both men had been seen acting suspiciously on Mansfield Road prior to the incident.
Both the driver of the car and the dog walker are being urged to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
An eighth man has been charged in connection with two armed robberies at Market Cross Jewellers in Yarm and Middlesbrough.Read the full story ›