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.
Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool this afternoon.
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.
Cleveland Police's armed response unit are at the scene of an incident in Hartlepool.
They were called to Titan House at 10:10am this morning after receiving reports of an armed male in dispute with a tenant.
The tenant has now been evacuated and enquiries are on-going.
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
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.
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!"
Our reporter Claire Montgomery has been in Redcar as Cleveland Police investigations continue into two murders in the town.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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